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Rupert Hargreaves

Rupert Hargreaves

RupertHargreav

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.
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Recent articles

Why You Should Buy Reynolds American Today

Reynolds American's first-quarter results show the company's strengths.


Lorillard's Results Contain Some Worrying Numbers

Lorillard's results look good at first sight but underlying trends are worrying.


The FDA's New Ruling Could Be Good News for the E-cigarette Industry

A recent FDA ruling could be good news for Lorillard, Reynolds American, and Altria.


Lorillard's Dominance Over the E-cigarette Market Is Slipping

Lorillard dominates the e-cig space, but its share of the market is falling and things could get worse.


Turbocharge Your Returns With This Simple Strategy

This simple strategy can boost your investing returns with minimal effort.

Rowan's Fleet Status Updates Show Continuing Growth

Rowan Companies does not look as if it's being impacted by the offshore drilling slowdown


Hess vs. Murphy Oil: Which Should You Pick for Income and Growth?

Hess and Murphy Oil are two oil behemoths with similar growth strategies, but which is the better play for investors looking for both income and growth?


2 Unconventional Ways to Make Gains in the Oil Sector

Suncor Energy and Occidental Petroleum Corporation are two unconventional ways to profit from oil.


The Horizon Still Looks Choppy for this Diamond in the Rough Waters

Diamond Offshore's management remains cautious about the company's outlook


ConocoPhillips vs. Chevron: Which Should You Pick for Income and Growth?

ConocoPhillips and Chevron are two oil behemoths with similar growth strategies, but which is the better play for investors looking for both income and growth?

Altria Group Vs. Philip Morris International: Quarterly Earnings Showdown Points to 1 Winner

Altria Philip Morris International recently reported earnings. Which company belongs in your portfolio?


The Oil Services Industry Is Changing, and These Companies Are Set to Benefit

As oil companies cut costs, Schlumberger is set to benefit.


After Record Losses During 2013, Gold Miners Are Set for a Comeback

Barrick Gold, Goldcorp, Newmont, and AngloGold reported crippling losses for fiscal 2013, but all is not as it seems.


Another Set of Analysts Turns Negative on Seadrill Ltd's Dividend

Analysts at Wells Fargo believe that Seadrill will cut its payout.


Philip Morris' First-Quarter Results Show Some Worrying Trends

Philip Morris reported earnings last week, and there are some worrying figures in the earnings release.

Pioneer Natural Resources vs EOG: Which Is Better for Income and Growth?

Pioneer Natural Resources and EOG Resources are two domestic giants, but which one is better for investors seeking income and growth?


ConocoPhillips vs. Occidental Petroleum: Which Should You Pick for Income and Growth?

ConocoPhillips and Occidental Petroleum are two oil behemoths with two different growth strategies, but which is the better play for investors looking for both income and growth?


Demand for Gold Is Surging: Here Are 3 Low-Risk Ways to Profit

Geopolitical tensions and rising Chinese demand are sending the price of gold higher. These three low-cost producers are set to benefit.


Philip Morris vs Altria: Which One Should You Choose for Income and Growth?

Philip Morris has international exposure, but Altria has a trick up its sleeve which makes it look more attractive as a long-term investment than its larger peer.


The Tanker Market Is Recovering, but Investors Need to Be Cautious

The oil tanker market is staging a recovery but some companies are better positioned than others to ride the recovery.