BP BP +0.74%  stock was heading higher Wednesday morning after the Wall Street Journal reported that the European oil giant was planning to narrow its investments in renewable energy.

The former British Petroleum has been at the forefront of oil majors investing in a renewable energy future, despite little evidence that the investments would be profitable. Now, the Journal is reporting that Chief Executive Bernard Looney, disappointed in the returns from those investments, is planning to refocus those investments, targeting areas where it can, well, make money. The Journal said that this is a “course correction” and not a “major pivot.” BP declined to comment.By

Crop chemical and seed provider Corteva CTVA +0.05%  (ticker: CTVA) reported fourth-quarter numbers Wednesday evening. The company lost 6 cents a share from $3.8 billion in sales. Wall Street was looking for earnings per share of 6 cents from $3.8 billion in sales. In the fourth quarter of 2021, Corteva reported earnings of 8 cents a share and $3.5 billion in sales.

Extracted in full form: Corteva 2023 Outlook Should Support Farming Stocks | Barron’s (barrons.com)

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