Thursday, October 09, 2008
Oklahoma is a land of innovation. After all, the first parking meter came out of this state. Today Oklahoma is a top producer of automobiles and planes. Centrally located, mild temperatures and low cost of living make Oklahoma a very attractive state. Here are some interesting facts about Oklahoma:
1. Oklahoma’s top exports are pumps for liquids, and liquid elevators.
2. Oklahoma offers an incentive program for new employers generating employment within the state. Its quality jobs program pays up to 5% of the total payroll expense for up to 10 years.
3. The cost of doing business in Oklahoma is the 10th lowest in the country.
4. It is estimated that Oklahoma will be the second largest provider of wind power by 2030.
5. The state’s aerospace industry employs over 143,000 people.
6. There are 4 foreign trade zones within the state.
7. It is expected that service providing industries in Oklahoma will account for 99% of all new employment between 2004 and 2014.
8. By contrast, manufacturing is one the fastest declining industries in the state.
9. Oklahoma’s finance industry provides almost 4% of all jobs in the state.
10. Top industries in the state within the finance industry are: commercial banking and insurance agencies & brokerages.
The following companies are headquartered in Oklahoma:
Devon Energy Corporation (DVN) produces and delivers oil and gas. Devon Energy owns properties throughout the United States. The stock has a PE of 9, a PEG of 1.14, and it pays a yield of 0.7%.
Chesapeake Energy Corporation (CHK) explores, produces, and sells natural gas and oil. The company owns properties in Texas, Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Kansas, Montana, Colorado, and Oklahoma. The stock has a PEG of 0.68, and it pays a yield of 0.9%.
Williams Companies, Inc. (WMB) explores, produces and sells natural gas. The company owns property in Argentina, Venezuela, an throughout the United states. The stock has a PE of 8, a PEG of 0.48, and it pays a yield of 2.0%.
Continental Resources, Inc. (CLR) explores and produces natural gas and oil. The company owns properties in the United States. The stock has a PE of 15, and a PEG of 0.32.
ONEOK Partners, L.P. (OKS) owns and manages gas pipelines. It is also engaged in the production of natural gas liquids, and distribution. The stock has a PE of 10, a PEG of 1.62, and it pays a yield of 7.9%.
Helmerich & Payne, Inc. (HP) provides equipment and personnel for the drilling of oil and gas wells worldwide. The stock has a PE of 9, a PEG of 0.90, and it pays a yield of 0.5%.
Bok Financial Corporation (BOKF) is a financial service company, the company provides ATM, merchants, and small business banking services. The stock has a PE of 20, a PEG of 1.72, and it pays a yield of 1.7%.
ONEOK, Inc. (OKE) buys, transports and markets natural gas. The stock has a PE of 12, a PEG of 1.19, and it pays a yield of 4.7%.
SandRidge Energy Inc. (SD) manages an oil and gas company. It explores and produces oil and gas in the United States. The company has a PEG of 0.53.
OGE Energy Corp. (OGE) produces, transports and sells electricity and natural gas to customers in the United States. The stock has a PE of 12, a PEG of 3.03, and It pays a yield of 4.5%.
Don't forget to check out stocks from some of the other Midwestern states, such as Missouri stocks, Minnesota stocks, Kansas stocks, and Iowa stocks.
Author does not own any of the above.
Posted by Stockerblog at 7:46 AM