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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 It Time to Give up on Chevron in Favor of ExxonMobil?

Chevron is targeting rapid growth while Exxon is targeting stability but is Chevron overstretching itself?

Your One-stop Guide to the Potential Reynolds American-Lorillard Merger

Reynolds American and Lorillard are in merger talks; here's what you need to know.

Philip Morris' Asian Problem Is Improving

Philip Morris' sales are being hurt by rising taxes in the Philippines, but things are getting better.

These Offshore Drillers Could Be Set for Further Pain

Analysts believe that Transocean, Seadrill, and Diamond Offshore could be in for further declines.

Are These 2 Companies About to Be Taken Over?

Penn Virginia and Talisman Energy look undervalued and ripe for a takeover.

Reynolds vs Altria: Which One Should You Choose for Growth?

Tobacco giants Reynolds and Altria have similar growth strategies, but which is the better play for investors who are looking for both income and growth?

Big Oil Has a Problem

Big oil companies like ExxonMobil, Chevron, and Royal Dutch Shell have a problem -- here's how they are getting around it.

This Company Is Putting Shareholders First

Transocean is using a three-pronged strategy to improve shareholder returns.

Analysts Are Split on the Outlook for These Offshore Drillers

Wall Street feels that Rowan Companies is well placed to profit, but that Diamond Offshore will suffer.

Here's Why You Should Buy ConocoPhillips Instead of ExxonMobil or Chevron

ConocoPhillips' plans for growth look more appealing than those of Chevron and ExxonMobil.

Here's why Philip Morris' Management Is Excited About the Future

Philip Morris' first-quarter results looked bad at first glance, but dig into the numbers and the business is strong.

Offshore Drillers Are Coming Under Pressure in the North Sea

Rowan Companies, Transocean, Seadrill, and Diamond Offshore are exposed to a slowdown in drilling activity within the North Sea.

Can Caterpillar Inc Continue to Push Higher?

Caterpillar has had a good year so far but can this performance continue? It's unlikely.

Chevron Corporation's First Quarter Was Bad, but the Future Is Bright

Chevron's first quarter figures were disappointing, but management is excited about the company's outlook.

2 Upcoming Spinoffs That Should Improve Shareholder Returns

National Oilwell Varco and Oil States International are planning to spin off parts of their businesses.

Philip Morris Has Plenty of Room to Grow

Investors should not give up on Philip Morris just yet.

E-Cigs Have Gained Yet Another Powerful Enemy

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is against the rise of e-cigs.

Talisman Energy Inc's Turnaround Is Taking Hold

Talisman Energy is trying to return to growth. Progress is good, but the North Sea is still a problem.

Philip Morris vs. British American Tobacco: Which Should You Pick for Growth?

Philip Morris and British American are two international tobacco giants, but which should you choose for your portfolio?

Barrick Gold Corporation's Future Looks Bleak

After a terrible 2013, things only seem to be getting worse for Barrick.