A Forward Look, The Year Ahead - Research Report on EV Energy Partners, L.P., Chevron Corporation, Total SA, JPMorgan Chase & Co. and U.S. Bancorp

NEW YORK, February 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, National Traders Association announced new research reports highlighting EV Energy Partners, L.P. (NASDAQ: EVEP), Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX), Total SA (NYSE:TOT), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) and U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB). Today's readers may access these reports free of charge - including full price targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings - via the links below.

EV Energy Partners, L.P. Research Report

A good energy company on investors' watch list is the EV Energy Partners, with a dividend yielding around five percent. The company owns large tracts in some of the key shale regions in the US. From a neutral rating, analysts upgraded EV Energy Partners to an outperform rating with a $63.80 price target on the stock. While it has only grown its distribution by a nickel since 2009, its units are up more than 200 percent. The company is looking forward to stronger Q4 results, which is scheduled to release on February 21, 2013. Analysts of the energy industry expect natural gas prices to increase this 2013, rising to nearly 35 percent. They also see this year to be a busy year for energy investors, as more asset sales and joint ventures are anticipated so expensive drilling programs can be funded. The Full Research Report on EV Energy Partners, L.P. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.nationaltradersassociation.org/r/entire_report/7472_EVEP]

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Chevron Corporation Research Report

The Energy Information Administration or EIA said that their Short-Term Energy Outlook points to a 0.9-million-barrel daily global demand growth this year and another 1.4-million-barrel daily global demand growth in 2014. The report suggests that daily global consumption will reach 1.0 million barrels in 2013 and 1.7 million barrels in 2014. With this kind of global outlook, there's no stopping Chevron Corporation. North America and Europe are reported to be the major producers of shale. In terms of security, the anxiety towards terror attacks is more minimal. The greatest challenge to shale production would probably be transportation or shipment. Chevron seems to be at an advantage in terms of its knowledge about the natural gas. As the key player in shale production, Chevron accounts for most of the shale gas in its homeland. The US is the biggest market for shale and the second biggest market for crude. The cheap natural gas is also reported to be bringing back chemical companies in the US. The Full Research Report on Chevron Corporation  - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.nationaltradersassociation.org/r/entire_report/e13d_CVX]

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Total SA Research Report

While Total is also said to be all-set for its exploratory drilling in Denmark, the company is still exploring crude reserves in areas where tensions are very likely to arise. Total is poised toward ambitious explorations programs in East Africa. The major oil player is determined to create a regional pipeline which will transport crude from South Sudan, Uganda and Kenya. Regardless of revenue estimates for this particular project, this may cause some distress to its investors. While Total seems to be increasing its efforts to meet the demand for crude and shale, the company may need to follow the big leap of Chevron. But, if Total sees more profitability in its crude production, there may be a need to greatly invest on security where threats are crystal clear. The Full Research Report on Total SA - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.nationaltradersassociation.org/r/entire_report/5975_TOT]

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JPMorgan Chase & Co. Research Report

Leading global financial services firm JPMorgan Chase & Co. is included in the large banks that will undergo the annual stress tests that the Federal Reserve will be finalizing in March. The central bank released "adverse and severely adverse" global financial market scenarios that will be used to measure how JPMorgan Chase and large banks would do if the economy and financial markets experienced a severe downturn. The tests are designed to strengthen banks so they have enough capital to survive a recession. As one of the world's largest financial institutions, analysts are confident that JPMorgan Chase would do well on these tests. On January 16, 2013, the company reported its performance for Q4 2012. JPMorgan Chase reported an EPS of $1.39 on revenues of $24.4 billion, way beyond expectations of $1.16. For the whole year of 2012 the company was up 31 percent, beating the return of the S&P 500. In total, it earned over $21 billion. For 2013, the stock is trading at 9 times analysts' estimates which mean that the company is trading at value levels. With this performance, analysts see that JPMorgan Chase's earnings per share will continue to rise and expects that net income will also continue to increase, making this stock a good buy. The Full Research Report on JPMorgan Chase & Co. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.nationaltradersassociation.org/r/entire_report/f3c4_JPM]

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U.S. Bancorp Research Report

U.S. Bancorp is one of the best performers among large-cap banks. Analysts estimate that the company will earn $3.25 per share in 2014 and is projected to generate the highest 2014 ROA among any large-cap bank. U.S. Bancorp's shares closed at $33.17 Friday. It has delivered an encouraging Q4 2012 results, with earnings per share of 75 cents. U.S. Bancorp's strengths can be seen in its solid management team and the fact that it is considered as one of the high quality institutions by many investors. As far as earnings are concerned, the company continues to outperform. Its good performance is primarily due to growth in revenue as well as positive operating leverage. U.S. Bancorp's lead bank, U.S. Bank, announced the acquisition of FSV Payment Systems. This deal may strengthen U.S. Bank's position in the prepaid market, which has been the company's priority. The merger between U.S. Bank and FSV can provide efficient end-to-end prepaid programs and services to clients. U.S. Bancorp is scheduled to release its Q1 2013 earnings on April 15, 2013. The Full Research Report on U.S. Bancorp - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.nationaltradersassociation.org/r/entire_report/c5a6_USB]

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