Santos has revised the offer for the merger under which Oil Search investors would receive 0.6275 new Santos shares for each Oil Search share held, implying $4.29 per Oil Search share based on July 19 prices.
The combined entity would become an ASX top-20 company, overtaking Woodside Petroleum as the nation’s largest oil and gas producer.
Santos announced it had submitted a non-binding all-scrip merger proposal to Oil Search, under which OSH shareholders would receive 0.589 STO shares for each OSH share.
Currently values OSH at around A$4.25ps.
The new entity will become the largest ASX listed oil and gas company by
Santos is our preferred exposure within the energy sector. We highlight the price support at $5.00.
Santos is under Algo Engine buy conditions and is a current holding in our ASX 100 model portfolio.
We highlight the buying support and suggest investors keep an eye on the short-term momentum indicators for a reversal higher.
The price of West Texas Intermediate crude oil dropped over 7% and reached a 14-month low of $50.15 in overnight trade in New York.
Yesterday’s price action extends the rout in crude oil to over 35% since posting a high of $76.90 on October 3rd.
In response, Saudi officials announced that they will attend next week’s G-20 summit in Argentina to meet with US and Russian representatives in front of the OPEC meeting on December 6th in Vienna.
Local oil names STO, OSH and WPL are all under ALGO buy signals and will stand to benefit from any indication that OPEC will cut production into 2019.
We see chart support for OSH at $7.00, STO near $5.25 and WPL in the $31.00 area.
Santos has a price gap in the chart at $5.25 and we’re looking for buying support to build at or slightly above this level.
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