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Rupert Hargreaves

Rupert Hargreaves


Rupert has been writing for the Motley Fool since December 2012. He primarily covers tobacco and resource companies with a passion for value-oriented investments.

Recent articles

Is Cliffs Natural Resources Sliding Toward Bankruptcy?

As the price of iron ore falls, Cliffs Natural is at risk of breaching its banking covenants.

There's No Light at the End of the Tunnel for the Coal Industry

Joy Global, Arch Coal, and Peabody Energy are all reporting falling earnings as the coal industry continues to collapse.

An Update on Talisman Energy's Restructuring

Talisman Energy is in the middle of a turnaround. Here's how things are going so far.

Gold Miners: The Best of a Bad Bunch

Barrick Gold, Newmont, and Goldcorp are the best plays on the gold mining industry.

Can Cliffs Natural Resources Survive Long Enough for Casablanca's Plan to Work?

Activist investment fund Casablanca Capital is pressing for a break-up of Cliffs Natural Resources -- but can Cliffs hang on long enough to see this play out?

Are Reynolds and Lorillard Really 'Junk' Companies?

Reynolds and Lorillard might have been downgraded to junk, but are they really scrap?

Weatherford International Is Making a Comeback

Weatherford International has had a rough few years, but the company appears to be making a comeback.

HollyFrontier Corp Is Set to Profit in Both the Good Times and the Bad

HollyFrontier is built around a tight Brent/WTI spread, and the company should always be able to profit.

As Dividend Stocks Go, Philip Morris Is Expensive: Here Is a Cheaper Pick

Philip Morris is expensive when valued by its free cash flow, but another dividend titan is cheaper.

Reynolds American and Philip Morris Have a Pressing Issue to Overcome

Reynolds American and Philip Morris are struggling with their hefty piles of debt.

Rowan's Fleet Report Shows No Sign of a Market Slowdown

Rowan Companies recently released a fleet update, and the results looked good.

Philip Morris Is Scaling Back Investor Returns

Philip Morris' management believe that the company should focus on debt reduction not buybacks in the future.

Is Coal Set for a Comeback?

Peabody Energy is a great way to play the rebound in coal.

US Steel Could Have Further to Fall

US Steel has started off the year badly, and things are only going to get worse.

Are Offshore Drillers a Value Trap?

Diamond Offshore, Transocean, and Seadrill look cheap, but for how much longer?

Universal Continues to Change with the Times by Diversifying Away from Tobacco

Universal Corp grows tobacco, but it is diversifying to drive growth and reduce its dependence on tobacco.

The Largest Shipping Conglomerate Weighs In on the State of the Drilling Industry

The Maersk Group believes that the offshore drilling industry is heading for trouble: bad news for Transocean, Seadrill, and Ensco.

The Dark Side of Transocean Inc's First-Quarter Results

Transocean's first-quarter results looked good, but there are some worrying figures.

Kinder Morgan Is Set to Benefit From Rising Demand for Natural Gas

Kinder Morgan is in a better position to profit than peers Williams Companies and TransCanada.

Lessons From 1 of the World's Largest Sovereign Wealth Funds

Norway’s government pension fund is considered to be one of the best-managed funds in the world. It's largest holdings are Royal Dutch Shell, BG Group, BP, and ExxonMobil.