For his second "Executive Decision" segment of Mad Money Wednesday night, Jim Cramer spoke with Scott Sheffield, CEO of Pioneer Natural Resources (PXD) , and Matt Gallagher, president and CEO of Parsley Energy (PE) , after the two companies agreed to a merger deal valued at $4.5 billion.
Sheffield explained that the deal brings together two great companies with the best properties in the Permian Basin. The combined company will be adopting Pioneer's focus on slow but steady growth with plenty of free cash flow and a variable dividend.
Sheffield said he expects consolidation in the oil industry, although it may take some time as many smaller producers have too much leverage. He said Pioneer and Parsley will have a break-even price around $35 a barrel.
Let's check out the charts of PXD.
In this daily bar chart of PXD, below, we can see that prices are in a downtrend after failing at the underside of the declining 200-day moving average line in June and August. The slope of the shorter 50-day moving average line is negative also.
The On-Balance-Volume (OBV) line has been working lower from a peak in August and its decline tells us that sellers of PXD have been more aggressive.
The Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) oscillator is in a bearish alignment below the zero line.