Chevron reports most profitable year since 2014

Chevron (CVX) has a current dividend yield of 4.37% and is rated as “Safe” by SimplySafeDividends. I hold CVX in my Low Yield Portfolio. In total CVX is 0.6% of my portfolio.

The U.S. oil giant’s annual earnings were a dramatic turnaround from 2020, when Chevron lost $5.5 billion after the global pandemic routed demand for oil and gas. It reported a fourth-quarter profit of $5.1 billion Friday, up from a $665 million loss during the same period last year. Chevron also said it generated $21.1 billion in free cash flow in 2021, its most ever.

Chevron’s stock price reached its highest level ever Thursday, closing at more than $135 a share, as investors reacted to Chevron’s announcement that it would raise its quarterly dividend by 6%. But the company’s shares fell more than 4% in pre-market trading Friday morning following the release of its fourth quarter earnings, which were lower than analysts had expected.

Chevron Rakes in $15.6 Billion in Annual Profits as Oil Prices Climb – WSJ