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Occidental Petroleum Corporation stock may be volatile for some time

Occidental Petroleum Corporation stock news

Occidental Reduces Dividend and Capital Spending. Latest Occidental Petroleum Corporation stock news. These news may cause increased volatility for the occidental petroleum stock for some time.

Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:OXY) announced today that its Board of Directors approved a reduction in the company’s quarterly dividend to $0.11 per share from $0.79 per share, effective July 2020. The company also announced it will reduce 2020 capital spending to between $3.5 billion and $3.7 billion from $5.2 billion to $5.4 billion and will implement additional operating and corporate cost reductions.

“Due to the sharp decline in global commodity prices, we are taking actions that will strengthen our balance sheet and continue to reduce debt,” said Vicki Hollub, Occidental’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “These actions lower our cash flow breakeven level to the low $30s WTI, excluding the benefit of our hedges, positioning us to succeed in a low commodity price environment.”Source:

Occidental Petroleum Corporation stock chart

At 12:47 PM, Tuesday, March 10, 2020, Eastern Time (ET) the Occidental Petroleum Corporation (OXY) stock is trading at 13.80+1.29 (+10.31%).

OXY daily stock chart
OXY daily stock chart

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