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Top Heal Care Stocks To Watch For 2019

Getty Realty (NYSE: GTY) and Seritage Growth Properties Class A (NYSE:SRG) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations and valuation.

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Getty Realty pays an annual dividend of $1.28 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.5%. Seritage Growth Properties Class A pays an annual dividend of $1.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.4%. Getty Realty pays out 77.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Seritage Growth Properties Class A pays out 68.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Getty Realty has increased its dividend for 5 consecutive years. Getty Realty is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Top Heal Care Stocks To Watch For 2019: PulteGroup, Inc.(PHM)

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    Higher rates can hurt stocks of companies like homebuilders, which rely on affordable mortgage rates for their customers. “Nobody trusts the homebuilders past the day they report because the litany is always: ‘This is the last good quarter when it comes to Lennar (LEN) , Toll Brothers (TOL) , D.R. Horton (DHI) , Taylor Morrison (TMHC) and PulteGroup (PHM) .'”

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This is another top company with a wide product portfolio. PulteGroup Inc. (NYSE: PHM) is one of the largest public homebuilders in the United States, delivering over 21,000 homes in 2017. The company is also well-positioned in approximately 50 markets in 26 states, targeting the first-time, move-up and active adult buyer groups.

Top Heal Care Stocks To Watch For 2019: Allegiance Bancshares, Inc.(ABTX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Allegiance Bancshares (NASDAQ:ABTX)’s share price hit a new 52-week high and low during mid-day trading on Friday . The company traded as low as $42.80 and last traded at $41.40, with a volume of 51295 shares. The stock had previously closed at $40.75.

Top Heal Care Stocks To Watch For 2019: Exxon Mobil Corporation(XOM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This remains a top Wall Street energy pick and is on the US 1 list at Merrill Lynch. Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM) is the world’s largest international integrated oil and gas company. It explores for and produces crude oil and natural gas in the United States, Canada, South America, Europe, Africa and elsewhere.

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    An investing strategy known as the Dogs of the Dow is a quick way to find large, well-established stocks with relatively high yields. Sometimes it pinpoints great companies that are temporarily out of favor, and sometimes it highlights companies facing major challenges. These three stocks from the 2018 Dogs of the Dow highlight this dichotomy. Here’s why General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) needs your close attention right now, and why Chevron Corp. (NYSE:CVX) and ExxonMobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) are still buying opportunities if you have money to invest today. 

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM) traded down about 0.6%, at $81.20 in a 52-week range of $72.16 to $89.30. Over the past 12 months, Exxon stock has traded down about 1.5%.

  • [By John Bromels]

    If you’re looking for a compelling oil and gas industry investment, why not start at the top? The biggest U.S. oil and gas company, ExxonMobil (NYSE:XOM), had been outperforming the biggest U.S. independent oil and gas exploration and production company, ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP), for years as the oil price downturn hurt profits.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Here’s how share prices of the largest U.S. natural gas producers reacted to the latest report:

    Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM), the country’s largest producer of natural gas, traded down about 0.1% to $82.14, in a 52-week range of $72.16 to $89.30. Chesapeake Energy Corp. (NYSE: CHK) traded down about 0.2%, at $4.65 in a 52-week range of $2.53 to $5.60. EOG Resources Inc. (NYSE: EOG) traded down about 0.5% to $122.96. The 52-week range is $81.99 to $128.03.

    Furthermore, the United States Natural Gas ETF (NYSEARCA: UNG) traded up about 1.3%, at $22.44 in a 52-week range of $20.40 to $27.92.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Rational Advisors LLC increased its position in Exxon Mobil Co. (NYSE:XOM) by 28.2% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 7,561 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock after buying an additional 1,661 shares during the period. Rational Advisors LLC’s holdings in Exxon Mobil were worth $564,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top Heal Care Stocks To Watch For 2019: Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. (IPG)

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Zeke Capital Advisors LLC purchased a new stake in Interpublic Group of Companies (NYSE:IPG) during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm purchased 8,727 shares of the business services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $201,000.

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Shares of Acxiom Corporation (NASDAQ:ACXM) were up 15.3% as of 2 p.m. EDT Tuesday after the database marketing company confirmed it will sell its Acxiom Marketing Solutions (AMS) business to Interpublic Group of Companies (NYSE:IPG) for $2.3 billion in cash. 

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    HAVAS (OTCMKTS: HAVSF) and Interpublic Group of Companies (NYSE:IPG) are both mid-cap business services companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, earnings and risk.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Natixis Advisors L.P. boosted its position in shares of Interpublic Group of Companies Inc (NYSE:IPG) by 5.2% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 122,213 shares of the business services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 6,018 shares during the period. Natixis Advisors L.P.’s holdings in Interpublic Group of Companies were worth $2,815,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top Heal Care Stocks To Watch For 2019: DRDGOLD Limited(DRD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    News stories about DRDGOLD (NYSE:DRD) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. DRDGOLD earned a media sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the basic materials company an impact score of 45.4205191301077 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    Greenfield African countries like Burkina Faso are starting to look very attractive for mining as the South African mining sector continues to face numerous headwinds. This week, shares of major South African mining stock like DRDGOLD Limited (NYSE: DRD), Gold Fields Limited (NYSE: GFI), Harmony Gold Mining Co (NYSE: HMY) and Sibanye-Stillwater (NYSE: SBGL) fell off amid news about further company retrenchments and a warning from the ruling African National Congress (ANC) against doing more job cuts.

Hot Energy Stocks To Buy For 2019

The chairman of oil & gas major, Mukesh Ambani, started the 41st Annual General Meeting of Reliance Industries saying that this is the first AGM as RIL begins its Golden Decade. Most analysts’ feel the same way about the stock price as well, which rose a little over 7 percent in 2018.

As the Golden Decade rolls on, our consumer businesses will contribute nearly as much to the overall earnings of the company as our energy and petrochemical businesses, Mukesh Ambani said addressing the shareholders.

Reliance continues to be India’s largest exporter accounting for 8.9 percent of India’s total merchandise exports with a value of Rs 176,117 crore with access to markets in 113 countries.

The speech has something for everyone. The big takeaway is that most of the business of RIL are contributing to its growth story and plans to foray into e-commerce business in agriculture, education, and healthcare.

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The big announcement of advanced fiber-based broadband connectivity service called JioGigaFibre sent shivers in the telecom as well as Cable TV space. Mukesh Ambani says the new fibre service will redefine 24/7 emergency help for all homes across India.

Hot Energy Stocks To Buy For 2019: Transocean Inc.(RIG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    An issue of Transocean LTD (NYSE:RIG) debt rose 2.5% as a percentage of its face value during trading on Thursday. The debt issue has a 6.8% coupon and is set to mature on March 15, 2038. The debt is now trading at $85.45. Price moves in a company’s debt in credit markets often predict parallel moves in its share price.

  • [By Tyler Crowe, Matthew DiLallo, and Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    While we aren’t prognosticators on crude oil prices, there does appear to be a lot of value in the energy sector at this price level. So we asked three Motley Fool investors to highlight a stock in the sector they like this month. Here’s why they picked Enterprise Products Partners (NYSE:EPD), Enbridge (NYSE:ENB), and Transocean (NYSE:RIG). 

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Stock analysts at BTIG Research assumed coverage on shares of Transocean (NYSE:RIG) in a research report issued to clients and investors on Monday, The Fly reports. The brokerage set a “buy” rating and a $18.00 price target on the offshore drilling services provider’s stock. BTIG Research’s target price would indicate a potential upside of 55.31% from the stock’s current price.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of Transocean LTD (NYSE:RIG) have earned an average rating of “Hold” from the twenty-two analysts that are covering the stock, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, seven have given a hold recommendation and eleven have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12 month target price among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $12.80.

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    As for individual stocks, Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) briefly broke through $1 trillion in valuation, and Transocean Ltd. (NYSE:RIG) announced plans to acquire Ocean Rig UDW (NASDAQ:ORIG).

Hot Energy Stocks To Buy For 2019: Halliburton Company(HAL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Ferguson Wellman Capital Management Inc. purchased a new position in shares of Halliburton (NYSE:HAL) in the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor purchased 386,214 shares of the oilfield services company’s stock, valued at approximately $17,403,000.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Earnings season is now in full swing, with today’s key reports from Alphabet Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOGL) and Halliburton Co. (NYSE: HAL). Thanks to tax cuts, expectations are high. Analysts expect profit growth to top 18%, which would be the biggest jump in seven years. But there are a few bearish trends that are still lurking in the market. And if you’re serious about making money, you need to know how to harness them and target individual stocks for life-changing gains. Money Morning Quantitative Specialist Chris Johnson explains.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Haliburton Co.’s (NYSE: HAL) second-quarter report is scheduled for Monday before the markets open. The consensus estimates are $0.58 in earnings per share (EPS) on revenue of $6.11 billion. The shares ended the week at $45.20. The consensus price target is $60.80, and the 52-week trading range is $38.18 to $57.86.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    SemGroup (NYSE: SEMG) and Halliburton (NYSE:HAL) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, dividends, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations and profitability.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Halcyon (CURRENCY:HAL) traded 6.7% lower against the dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 0:00 AM ET on August 27th. During the last seven days, Halcyon has traded up 8.4% against the dollar. Halcyon has a market capitalization of $195,292.00 and approximately $16.00 worth of Halcyon was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One Halcyon coin can now be purchased for approximately $0.0313 or 0.00000454 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges.

Hot Energy Stocks To Buy For 2019: Oasis Petroleum Inc.(OAS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Companies Reporting After The Bell
    Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HTZ) is projected to post quarterly loss at $1.31 per share on revenue of $1.97 billion.
    International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (NYSE: IFF) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.59 per share on revenue of $909.36 million.
    Zillow Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZG) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $294.79 million.
    General Cable Corporation (NYSE: BGC) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.15 per share on revenue of $980.61 million.
    Central Garden & Pet Company (NASDAQ: CENT) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.84 per share on revenue of $598.45 million.
    Cabot Corporation (NYSE: CBT) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1 per share on revenue of $746.42 million.
    Fabrinet (NYSE: FN) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.71 per share on revenue of $319.71 million.
    National General Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: NGHC) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.55 per share on revenue of $1.08 billion.
    The Navigators Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: NAVG) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.75 per share on revenue of $320.92 million.
    Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. (NYSE: DPLO) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.22 per share on revenue of $1.29 billion.
    Trex Company, Inc. (NYSE: TREX) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $1.19 per share on revenue of $172.22 million.
    AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AMC) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.09 per share on revenue of $1.35 billion.
    Envision Healthcare Corporation (NYSE: EVHC) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.64 per share on revenue of $2.02 billion.
    Regal Beloit Corporation (NYSE: RBC) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.23 per share on revenue of $869.64 million.
    Amedisys, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMED) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.67 per share on revenue of $39

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    UBS Group AG cut its holdings in Oasis Petroleum Inc. (NYSE:OAS) by 2.0% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 730,530 shares of the energy producer’s stock after selling 15,269 shares during the quarter. UBS Group AG’s holdings in Oasis Petroleum were worth $5,917,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Hot Energy Stocks To Buy For 2019: Genesis Energy, L.P.(GEL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Genesis Energy, L.P. common stock (NYSE:GEL) was the target of unusually large options trading on Thursday. Stock investors purchased 2,290 call options on the company. This is an increase of 879% compared to the average daily volume of 234 call options.

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    Genesis Energy LP (NYSE: GEL)
    Billing itself as a “growth-oriented master limited partnership,” GEL concentrates its efforts on providing services around and within refineries primarily located on the Gulf Coast. Management is committed to logical double-digit growth as well as strengthening its distribution coverage. At $20.80 per unit, GEL yields 11.8% and trades at a nearly 40% discount to its 52-week high.

Hot Energy Stocks To Buy For 2019: Exxon Mobil Corporation(XOM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Here’s how share prices of the largest U.S. natural gas producers reacted to today’s report:

    Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM), the country’s largest producer of natural gas, traded down about 0.3% to $80.59, in a 52-week range of $72.16 to $89.30. Chesapeake Energy Corp. (NYSE: CHK) traded up about 0.3%, at $4.52 in a 52-week range of $2.53 to $5.60. EOG Resources Inc. (NYSE: EOG) traded up about 0.3% to $119.12. The 52-week range is $83.61 to $131.60.

    The United States Natural Gas ETF (NYSEARCA: UNG) traded down about 0.3%, at $23.47 in a 52-week range of $20.40 to $27.92.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Here’s how share prices of the largest U.S. natural gas producers reacted to today’s report:

    Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM), the country’s largest producer of natural gas, traded up about 0.2%, at $76.43 in a 52-week range of $64.65 to $87.36. Chesapeake Energy Corp. (NYSE: CHK) traded up about 0.8%, at $2.51 in a 52-week range of $1.71 to $5.60. EOG Resources Inc. (NYSE: EOG) traded up about 0.4%, at $97.14. The 52-week range is $82.04 to $133.53.

    Furthermore, the United States Natural Gas ETF (NYSEARCA: UNG) traded down about 0.6%, at $23.04 in a 52-week range of $21.61 to $39.87.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM) reported estimated fourth-quarter and full-year 2018 results before markets opened Friday. For the quarter, the integrated oil and gas giant posted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $1.41 on revenues of $71.9 billion. In the same period a year ago, the company said it had EPS of $1.97 on revenues of $66.52 billion. Fourth-quarter results also compare to the consensus estimates for EPS of $1.08 on revenues of $78.38 billion.

  • [By Douglas A. McIntyre]

    Exxon Mobil (NYSE: XOM) will start to trade energy futures. According to Reuters:

    Exxon Mobil Corp is pushing deeper into energy trading, building a global cadre of experienced traders and beefing up risk-management systems to lift profit, according to executive recruiters and people familiar with the business.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now

Kinder Morgan’s (NYSE:KMI) Trans Mountain pipeline has been long beleaguered by civilian and municipal government opposition. But last week, the Canadian government stepped in to ensure the pipeline would get made, and offered Kinder Morgan’s subsidiary a tidy $3.5 billion to take the project off their hands.

In this episode of Industry Focus: Energy, host Sarah Priestley and analyst Taylor Muckerman talk about what the deal will mean for Kinder Morgan and the Canadian government. Find out what Kinder Morgan might do with this cash, who the Canadian government might eventually sell these assets to, and more. Also, the two touch on recent developments in OPEC: the effects of the production cuts, President Trump’s divisive plea for increased production, and the all-too-quickly forgotten cyclicality of the oil industry.

A full transcript follows the video.

This video was recorded on June 7, 2018.

Sarah Priestley:Welcome to Industry Focus, the show that dives into a different sector of the stock market every day. Today, we’re talking Energy and Industrials. It’sThursday, the 7th of June, and we are discussing the Trans Mountain pipeline drama anda little bit about OPEC, too.I’m your host, Sarah Priestley, andjoining me in the studio is Motley Fool Canada Premium analyst, Taylor Muckerman. Taylor,welcome back to the studio! It’s been too long!

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: Matador Resources Company(MTDR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Matador Resources (NYSE: MTDR) and SandRidge Mississippian Trust II (NYSE:SDR) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, earnings and profitability.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Top 10 Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: Cross Timbers Royalty Trust(CRT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    News stories about Cross Timbers Royalty Trust (NYSE:CRT) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Cross Timbers Royalty Trust earned a media sentiment score of 0.23 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the oil and gas company an impact score of 47.0297657024049 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: Natural Gas Services Group, Inc.(NGS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Natural Gas Services Group, Inc. Common Stock (NYSE:NGS) – Stock analysts at Imperial Capital dropped their FY2019 EPS estimates for Natural Gas Services Group, Inc. Common Stock in a note issued to investors on Wednesday, July 18th. Imperial Capital analyst J. Wangler now forecasts that the oil and gas company will post earnings per share of $0.51 for the year, down from their previous estimate of $0.52.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Natural Gas Services Group, Inc. Common Stock (NYSE:NGS) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, May 10th. The oil and gas company reported $0.02 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.02. The business had revenue of $14.72 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $17.32 million. Natural Gas Services Group, Inc. Common Stock had a net margin of 31.19% and a return on equity of 0.60%. equities analysts expect that Natural Gas Services Group, Inc. Common Stock will post 0.3 earnings per share for the current year.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: Geopark Ltd(GPRK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Canaccord Genuity reaffirmed their buy rating on shares of Geopark (NYSE:GPRK) in a research note published on Tuesday morning.

    “We expect the Street to raise its estimates once again on the back of these strong results.”,” the firm’s analyst wrote.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Top 10 Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: Exxon Mobil Corporation(XOM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Look for Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM) to report its most recent quarterly results on Friday too. Analysts are looking for EPS of $1.04 and $75.01 billion in revenue. Shares of Exxon were changing hands at $89.00 on Fridays close, a 52-week high. The consensus price target is $88.95, and the 52-week low is $76.05.

  • [By JJ Kinahan]

    In addition to reports from T and VZ, these are some of the other major companies reporting earnings this week:

    Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) and Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) report before market open on Tuesday, Apr. 24
    Boeing Co (NYSE: BA) reports before the open on Wednesday, Apr. 25
    Twitter Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) reports before the open Wednesday, Apr. 25 and Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) reports after the close the same day
    Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) reports after market close Wednesday, Apr. 25 and General Motors Company (NYSE: GM) reports before the open Thursday, Apr. 26
    Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN), Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC) and Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) all report after market close Thursday, Apr. 26
    Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX) and Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE: XOM) report before the open Friday, Apr. 27

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  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The Dow stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Thursday was Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM) which traded down 2.42% at $80.16 in a 52-week range of $72.16 to $89.30. Volume was about 35% below the daily average of around 5.2 million shares. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    If you are in retirement, you’re probably looking for conservative, long-term stocks that offer notable income. International energy giant ExxonMobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) fits that bill. The best part today is that investors have put this energy giant’s stock on sale. Here’s why Exxon is a retiree’s dream stock right now.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: Northgate Minerals Corporation(NXG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of NEX Group PLC (LON:NXG) have been given an average rating of “Hold” by the nine ratings firms that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat.com reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, four have assigned a hold recommendation and four have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1 year price objective among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is GBX 696 ($9.21).

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: Macquarie Infrastructure Company(MIC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    These are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

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    EQUITY ALERT: Levi & Korsinsky, LLP Reminds Shareholders of Macquarie Infrastructure Corporation of a Class Action Lawsuit and a Lead Plaintiff Deadline of June 25, 2018 MIC (finance.yahoo.com) Macquarie Infrastructure (MIC) Director Acquires $7,136,892.00 in Stock (americanbankingnews.com) Rohatyn Group acquires JP Morgan’s Asia infrastructure portfolio (dealstreetasia.com) Form 8-K Macquarie Infrastructure For: May 16 (streetinsider.com) Macquarie Infrastructure Partners amasses over $3.84 bln for fourth fund (pehub.com)

    Several brokerages have recently commented on MIC. Zacks Investment Research raised Macquarie Infrastructure from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 30th. ValuEngine lowered Macquarie Infrastructure from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, March 1st. Royal Bank of Canada decreased their price target on Macquarie Infrastructure to $55.00 and set an “outperform” rating on the stock in a research note on Friday, February 23rd. JPMorgan Chase & Co. lowered Macquarie Infrastructure from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Thursday, February 22nd. Finally, SunTrust Banks lowered Macquarie Infrastructure from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, February 22nd. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $57.00.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Macquarie Infrastructure (NYSE: MIC) and Aegean Marine Petroleum Network (NYSE:ANW) are both multi-sector conglomerates companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, earnings, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations and dividends.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Genworth MI Canada Inc. (TSE:MIC) has earned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the six brokerages that are covering the company, MarketBeat.com reports. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and two have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 12 month price objective among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is C$47.33.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Macquarie Infrastructure (NYSE:MIC) Director Infrastructure Manag Macquarie acquired 430,648 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, May 21st. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $37.36 per share, with a total value of $16,089,009.28. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 6,690,969 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $249,974,601.84. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Macquarie Infrastructure (NYSE: MIC) and Aegean Marine Petroleum Network (NYSE:ANW) are both multi-sector conglomerates companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, risk, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation and institutional ownership.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: Magellan Midstream Partners L.P.(MMP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer, Travis Hoium, and Chuck Saletta]

    Often a high yield is an indication of a stock that’s facing some sort of trouble — but not always. If you take the time, you can find high-yield stocks worth buying if you look in the right places. For example, decidedly low-techLamar Advertising Company (NASDAQ:LAMR), beaten-up midstream playerMagellan Midstream Partners, LP(NYSE:MMP), and renewable power-focused TerraForm Power, Inc. (NASDAQ:TERP) come from vastly different industries. However, each of these high-yield stocks has a solid business and good growth prospects.

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE:KMI) is one of the largest midstream companies in North America, and it has major dividend plans between 2018 and 2020. By the end of that period, it expects to increase its dividend from $0.50 per share per year (in 2017) to $1.25. That’s huge dividend growth in a short period of time. But don’t get too enamored by that news; the dividend will still be lower than it was before the midstream oil and gas company’s 75% dividend cut in 2016. If you’re looking for dividend income in the midstream space, take a look at longtime dividend payers ONEOK, Inc. (NYSE:OKE) and Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P. (NYSE:MMP) instead.

  • [By ]

    Crude prices recovered sharply from the profit-taking that we saw ahead of yesterday’s news events, and it is in the Saudis’ best interest to maintain higher market prices as long as the Saudi Aramco deal remains in the future. That said, the U.S. dollar continues to strengthen versus the greenback’s peers, and that could act as a weight upon all commodity prices if that condition were to persist.

    Trade Idea: Magellan Midstream Partners (MMP)

    You’ve heard all about the bottlenecks in domestic distribution. Now, you’ve heard Secretary Mnuchin talk about production. Still, we have to get this stuff to market. When it comes to energy, I have focused on oil services, hence my well-known long positions in both Action Alerts PLUS holding Schlumberger (SLB) , and Halliburton (HAL) .

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Several high-yielding dividend stocks have taken it on the chin this year due to a sell-off in the stock market and rising interest rates. That one-two punch has hit pipeline stocks the hardest, with several top-notch companies tumbling by a double-digit percentage since the start of the year. Three that stand out as excellent options to consider buying now that they’re on sale are Magellan Midstream Partners (NYSE:MMP), Antero Midstream Partners (NYSE:AM), and Enbridge (NYSE:ENB).

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    For an example of just how important this is, take a look at the graph below. Midstream companies ONEOK Inc. (NYSE:OKE), Magellan Midstream Partners LP(NYSE:MMP), and Enterprise Products Partners L.P. (NYSE:EPD) have each increased their disbursements for more than a decade. However, there is a difference in the growth rates over time. Enterprise’s 10-year annualized distribution increase was 5.7%, Magellan’s was 10.9%, and ONEOK’s dividend rose at an annualized 16.1% clip. Just a few percentage points here makes a huge difference in the growth of the disbursement over time, as the chart below clearly shows.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    McDermott International, Inc. (NYSE: MDR) rose 19 percent to $7.20 in pre-market trading. Subsea 7 S.A. confirmed a $7.00 per share proposal to acquire McDermott.
    Clarus Corporation (NASDAQ: CLAR) rose 18.5 percent to $8.00 in pre-market trading.
    Enbridge Inc. (NYSE: ENB) rose 9.3 percent to $34.09 in pre-market trading after falling 2.41 percent on Friday.
    Lannett Company, Inc. (NYSE: LCI) rose 8.4 percent to $18 in pre-market trading. Lannett named Maureen M. Cavanaugh as senior vice president and chief commercial operations officer.
    Navios Maritime Midstream Partners L.P. (NYSE: NAP) rose 7.1 percent to $4.55 in pre-market trading after gaining 11.26 percent on Friday.
    Corcept Therapeutics Incorporated (NASDAQ: CORT) rose 6.9 percent to $18.80 in pre-market trading after falling 3.19 percent on Friday.
    Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc. (NASDAQ: HMNY) rose 5.7 percent to $2.40 in pre-market trading after falling 10.98 percent on Friday.
    Vectren Corporation (NYSE: VVC) shares rose 5.6 percent to $69.20 in pre-market trading. CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE: CNP) announced plans to acquire Vectren for $72 per share in cash
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) shares rose 5.2 percent to $4.50 in pre-market trading.
    Atossa Genetics Inc. (NASDAQ: ATOS) rose 5.1 percent to $3.70 in pre-market trading after declining 19.35 percent on Friday.
    Sangamo Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: SGMO) shares rose 5 percent to $20 in pre-market trading.
    Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P. (NYSE: MMP) shares rose 5 percent to $68.41 in pre-market trading.
    Halozyme Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HALO) shares rose 4.9 percent to $19.78 in the pre-market trading session.

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Top 10 Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: Icahn Enterprises L.P.(IEP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    Icahn Enterprises (IEP) : “I don’t really know what they own so I can’t recommend it.”

    Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMY) : “They don’t have what we’re looking for. I’m going to take a pass for the moment.”

  • [By ]

    That being said, Icahn Enterprises (NYSE: IEP) has made the cut on at least three of four of these screens. And since we’re always looking for positive attributes, that bodes well.

  • [By Brian Feroldi]

    While not every growth fund manager is worth following there are several that I greatly respect and can be a wonderful source of stock ideas. Here are a few of my favorite growth investors to follow:

    Pat Dorsey of Dorsey Asset Management: Dorsey was the director of equity research at Morningstar for more than a decade an authored two must-read books for growth investors:The Five Rules for Successful Stock InvestingandThe Little Book that Builds Wealth. Dorsey now runs his own asset management business andhe makes concentrated bets in growth stocks that he believes will be able to compound shareholder wealth for years. Chuck Akre of Akre Capital Management: Akre ran the FBR Focus Fund from 1997 to 2009 and produced annualized returns of more than 12% during his tenure, which was far ahead of the 4.4% return of the S&P 500 over the same time frame. Akre launched his own mutual funds in 2009. His style is to buy growth stocks that are trading for value prices and he rarely sells. He also runs a concentrated portfolio. Carl Icahn of Icahn Capital Management: Long-term investors in Icahn’s publicly traded investment vehicle Icahn Enterprises (NASDAQ:IEP) has enjoyed market-beating returns. Icahn’s net worth has ballooned to more than $18 billion because of his knack for finding mispriced stocks. In recent years, he has become an activist investor who buys a meaningful position in a company and then shakes up its Board of Directors and management team in an effort to improve the business. While his fast-paced style isn’t for everybody, I always enjoy looking at his portfolio to see what he has been buying or selling recently.

    There are also a plethora of websites out there that make easy to track and rank what notable growth investors are doing, includingWhale Wisdom, TipRanks, and Guru Focus. Growth investors can visit any of these sites and quickly learn what many big-time money managers have been buying and selling in recent months to come up

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Activist investor Carl Icahn and Icahn Enterprises Inc. (NASDAQ: IEP) tendered up to 11.4 million shares in Herbalife Nutrition Ltd. (NYSE: HLF) in response to a $600 million tender offer from the company to repurchase shares of its common stock at no more than $54 and no less than $49 per share. The announcement sent Herbalife shares down sharply.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of Icahn Enterprises (NASDAQ:IEP) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report issued on Saturday.

    Several other research analysts also recently commented on the company. BidaskClub downgraded Icahn Enterprises from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note on Wednesday, March 14th. UBS Group reissued a sell rating and set a $45.00 target price (up previously from $42.00) on shares of Icahn Enterprises in a research note on Tuesday, March 6th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. Icahn Enterprises has a consensus rating of Buy and a consensus price target of $53.00.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: World Fuel Services Corporation(INT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    World Fuel Services Corporation (NYSE: INT) shares dropped 21 percent to $22.05 following Q1 results.

    Shares of Biglari Holdings Inc. (NYSE: BH) were down 17 percent to $352.05. Washington Prime Group Inc. (NYSE: WPG) will replace Biglari Holdings in the S&P SmallCap 600 on Tuesday, May 1.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    World Fuel Services Corporation (NYSE: INT) tumbled 18 percent to $22.90 following Q1 results.
    Biglari Holdings Inc. (NYSE: BH) fell 17.4 percent to $349.52. Washington Prime Group will replace Biglari Holdings in the S&P SmallCap 600 on Tuesday, May 1.
    Flex Ltd. (NASDAQ: FLEX) dipped 15.7 percent to $14.03 after a mixed fourth quarter report.
    FormFactor, Inc. (NASDAQ: FORM) fell 15.3 percent to $11.65. FormFactor is expected to release Q1 results on May 2.
    Data I/O Corporation (NASDAQ: DAIO) dropped 14.3 percent to $6.24 following Q1 results.
    National Instruments Corporation (NASDAQ: NATI) fell 14.3 percent to $ 42.34 after reporting Q1 results.
    United States Steel Corporation (NYSE: X) dipped 14.2 percent to $32.37 following Q1 results.
    Civeo Corporation (NYSE: CVEO) dropped 13.5 percent to $3.33. Civeo posted a Q1 loss of $0.42 per share on sales of $101.504 million.
    athenahealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATHN) fell 12.4 percent to $125.310 after reporting Q1 results.
    Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHTR) shares tumbled 12.1 percent to $262.06 as the company posted Q1 results.
    Value Line, Inc. (NASDAQ: VALU) fell 11.3 percent to $19.10.
    Federated Investors, Inc. (NYSE: FII) shares dropped 11.2 percent to $27.605 after the company posted downbeat quarterly earnings.
    AV Homes, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVHI) declined 10.7 percent to $17.20 following Q1 results.
    CalAmp Corp. (NASDAQ: CAMP) dropped 9.4 percent to $21.01 after reporting Q4 results.
    Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc. (NASDAQ: TNDM) shares fell 8.9 percent to $7.280 following mixed Q1 results.
    Sony Corporation (NYSE: SNE) shares fell 8.4 percent to $45.97 after reporting Q4 results.
    LogMeIn Inc (NASDAQ: LOGM) fell 8.2 percent to $109.825. LogMeIn reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter, but issued weak second quarter and FY18 earning guidance.
    Eleven Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: EBIO

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    World Fuel Services (NYSE:INT) has earned an average rating of “Hold” from the seven research firms that are presently covering the stock, MarketBeat.com reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1 year price objective among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $38.00.

Hot Energy Stocks To Buy For 2019

Al Rabil, of Kayne Anderson Real Estate Advisors

The big story in private equity right now is the record cash flowing into the industry’s biggest firms such as Blackstone, Apollo and KKR, who all now have tens of billions of new investor dollars to put to work. But amid this money gush, some investors are cutting the other way and looking for niche markets where they can build large portfolios of assets before the big money inevitably arrives.

Take Los Angeles-based Kayne Anderson, best known on Wall Street for institutionalizing investments in the oil and gas sector and the associated energy infrastructure master limited partnerships that are the backbone of today’s drilling boom. During the 1990s and 2000s, while many investment firms chased mega leveraged buyouts, Kayne Anderson built a leading presence in un-sexy pipelines and storage hubs. Once niche assets on Wall Street, these businesses are now prized in today’s low-interest-rate world because of the stable cash flows they generate by transporting growing hauls of oil and gas from shale basins across North America.

Hot Energy Stocks To Buy For 2019: ENI S.p.A.(E)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Zacks]

    Following the reform, Mexico drew multi-billion dollars' investment. It could lead up to an output of 3 MMBbl/d by the end of the planned period, as predicted by the supporters of the reform. The reform could also bring down electricity rates in the country. So far, Mexico has awarded around 90 contracts, both onshore and offshore. The country raised about $100 billion from the auctions by the end of January. With nine oil and gas blocks, Shell has emerged as the leading player in the auctions held so far. Other winners in the bidding processes include Eni S.p.A. (NYSE: E)of Italy, Inpex of Japan, France's TOTAL S.A. (NYSE: TOT), Chevron and more.

Hot Energy Stocks To Buy For 2019: Valero Energy Partners LP(VLP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Valero Energy Partners (NYSE:VLP) was upgraded by equities researchers at ValuEngine from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Many of the best dividend growth stocks give their investors a raise each year. However, some companies take that to another level by handing their investors more money every single quarter. Three companies with a history of putting more money into their investors’ pockets every three months are Shell Midstream Partners (NYSE:SHLX), Western Gas Partners (NYSE:WES), and Valero Energy Partners (NYSE:VLP).

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Valero Energy Partners (NYSE:VLP) has treated income investors well over the course of its brief history as a public company. Since its IPO in late 2013, the master limited partnership (MLP) has increased its payout every single quarter, boosting it by an impressive 148% overall. However, there’s plenty more growth where that came from given the company’s strong financial profile and the opportunities it has in the pipeline.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    ValuEngine cut shares of Valero Energy Partners (NYSE:VLP) from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a research report released on Friday morning.

Hot Energy Stocks To Buy For 2019: Exxon Mobil Corporation(XOM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    Shares of Chevron rose 0.8% to $125.19 at 9:55 a.m. New York time. Rival Exxon Mobil Corp. (XOM) , however, is moving lower after missing earnings expectations.

  • [By Rich Smith]

    “Strong free cash flow” and “oil company” are phrases you don’t often find together in the same sentence. In the past, I’ve cited weak free cash flow — relative to reported net income under GAAP — as the No. 1 reason I refuse to invest in ExxonMobil (NYSE:XOM), despite the fact that Exxon is one of the most recognized names in the world.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM) was raised to Market Perform from Underperform at Raymond James.

    Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) was reiterated as Outperform with a $260 price target (versus a $166.28 close) at Wedbush. The firm expects first-quarter results above consensus estimates, with strong audience and engagement growth and with an overall minimal impact from heightened scrutiny over privacy concerns.

  • [By Matthew Frankel]

    To illustrate some of these points, as well as some other reasons Buffett and the rest of Berkshire’s team may be inclined to sell stocks, here are a few examples from the company’s history:

    IBM (NYSE:IBM): Berkshire had been gradually unloading its IBM stake for some time, and Buffett confirmed that the last of the shares were sold during the first quarter of 2018. In a nutshell, Buffett says he misjudged IBM’s competitive challenges, and as a result, it has revalued the stock lower. This is a prime example of the concept of “when your original thesis no longer applies, get out.” Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC): Berkshire has sold some of its Wells Fargostock in recent quarters, and you might assume it has something to do with the bank’s infamous “fake accounts” scandal. But you’d be wrong. Buffett has said several times that he intends to stick with Wells Fargo, but regulatory rules prevent him from owning more than 10% of the bank’s shares. The recent sales were solely to remain under that threshold. Freddie Mac (NASDAQOTH:FMCC): Many newer Berkshire investors are surprised to hear that Buffett was ever a fan of mortgage giant Freddie Mac, but Berkshire owned 9% of the company’s shares in the late 1990s. Berkshire made lots of money on the investment, but Buffett started to see troubling signs — specifically, the company was taking on far too much risk to keep its earnings growing at a double-digit rate. Buffett ended up selling all of Berkshire’s Freddie Mac shares by 2000, and we all know what happened during the mortgage meltdown — there’s a reason Freddie Mac is a penny stock today. ExxonMobil (NYSE:XOM): Until late 2014, Berkshire was one of ExxonMobil’s largest shareholders. However, Buffett realized that oil prices weren’t likely to stay as high as he originally thought, so Berkshire’s entire stake was abruptly sold. Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS):Warren Buffett’s preferred uses for Berkshire Hathaway’s capital are to acquire entire businesses and buy common

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM) traded down about 0.4%, at $77.47 in a 52-week range of $73.90 to $89.30. Over the past 12 months, Exxon stock has traded down about 4.8%.

Hot Energy Stocks To Buy For 2019: FMC Technologies, Inc.(FTI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    TechnipFMC (NYSE:FTI) is scheduled to release its earnings data after the market closes on Wednesday, May 9th. Analysts expect TechnipFMC to post earnings of $0.33 per share for the quarter.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    TechnipFMC PLC (NYSE:FTI) gapped up before the market opened on Wednesday . The stock had previously closed at $30.08, but opened at $30.71. TechnipFMC shares last traded at $31.92, with a volume of 3128980 shares.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Oil-field services companies have endured a rocky road in recent years, and even though 2018 has seen nice gains in oil prices so far, investors aren’t sure whether companies like TechnipFMC (NYSE:FTI) have truly turned the corner. For the provider of energy services both off the coast and at land-based well sites, rising energy prices are just the first step in spurring its exploration and production company customers to utilize more of its services.

Hot Energy Stocks To Buy For 2019: Noble Energy Inc.(NBL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Another oil stock that could be a standout performer in the coming years is Noble Energy (NYSE:NBL). For starters, its stock has significantly underperformed the iShares E&P ETF, only gaining about 16% over the past year. That trend could reverse as Noble’s operations kick into high gear in the next couple of years.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    While pipeline capacity constraints have hurt producers focused on the Permian, it has been a boon for midstream companies in the region, which have been able to quickly sign up shippers for proposed expansion projects. Private equity-backed EPIC Midstream was able to get major Permian producers Apache (NYSE:APA) and Noble Energy (NYSE:NBL) to sign up for a combined 175,000 barrels per day (BPD) on the company’s proposed EPIC Crude Oil Pipeline. EPIC currently plans to build a 440,000 BPD pipeline to ship crude out of the Permian. However, it could expand the line up to 675,00 BPD if there’s enough shipper demand. One of the reasons Noble was quick to sign on is that this line “provides long-term flow assurance for our rapidly growing Delaware Basin oil volumes,” according to the company. Apache, meanwhile, stated that this line “enhances our long-term operational flexibility and market optionality.” EPIC hopes to start construction on the pipeline later this year, which would put it in service by the second half of 2019. It’s one of the first projects by the private equity-backed start-up but likely won’t be its last given the infrastructure needs in the region.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    These are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

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Top Energy Stocks For 2019

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported Thursday morning that U.S. natural gas stocks increased by 96 billion cubic feet for the week ending May 25.

Analysts were expecting a storage injection 100 billion cubic feet. The five-year average for the week is an injection of 97 billion cubic feet, and last year’s storage increase for the week totaled 81 billion cubic feet. Natural gas inventories rose by 91 billion cubic feet in the week ending May 18.

Natural gas futures for July delivery traded up about 1.2% in advance of the EIA’s report, at around $2.95 per million BTUs, and rose to around $2.98 shortly after the report was released.

The forecast for overall natural gas demand next week is expected to be “moderate” as warm to hot temperatures continue over the central and southern United States. Rain and cooler temperatures will lower demand for cooling in the West. Hot weather is forecast for the South and Southwest next week.

Top Energy Stocks For 2019: Exxon Mobil Corporation(XOM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM) traded up 2.08% at $81.35. The stock’s 52-week range is $72.16 to $89.30. Volume was about 40% below the daily average of around 13.5 million. The company had no specific news but rising crude oil prices never hurt an oil company’s stock.

  • [By John Bromels]

    And despite the stock market’s long bull run, there are still some dividend stocks out there that are both cheap and high-quality. So let’s go bargain shopping and see if we can find some! Three in the bargain bin that look promising are Kinder Morgan(NYSE:KMI),ExxonMobil(NYSE:XOM), and Apache Corporation(NYSE:APA). Here’s why they might be right for your portfolio.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Here’s how share prices of the largest U.S. natural gas producers reacted to this latest report:

    Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM), the country’s largest producer of natural gas, traded up about 1.3%, at $80.98 in a 52-week range of $72.16 to $89.30. Chesapeake Energy Corp. (NYSE: CHK) traded up about 2.0% to $3.33, in a 52-week range of $2.86 to $3.34. EOG Resources Inc. (NYSE: EOG) traded up about 1% to $118.92. The 52-week range is $81.99 to $119.71.

    The United States Natural Gas ETF (NYSEARCA: UNG) traded up about 2.4%, at $22.83 in a 52-week range of $20.40 to $31.72.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM) traded up about 1.3%, at $79.34 in a 52-week range of $72.16 to $89.30. Over the past 12 months, Exxon stock has traded down about 3.4%.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    GE shares have lost about 14.4% of their value in 2018 and have fallen almost 50% over the past 12 months. The second-worst Dow stock so far this year is Procter & Gamble Co. (NYSE: PG), down 13%, followed by Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM), down about 9.4%, then Chevron Corp. (NYSE: CVX), down about 9.3%, and American Express Co. (NYSE: AXP), down about 7.6%.

Top Energy Stocks For 2019: Ballard Power Systems, Inc.(BLDP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    That much becomes clear after taking a look at fuel cell stocks Plug Power (NASDAQ:PLUG) and Ballard Power Systems (NASDAQ:BLDP). The companies generated just $235 million in revenue combined last year. While that would seem to indicate that the technology has a ways to go, a closer look shows both companies are on an upward trajectory as they position to exploit decarbonization trends. It also reveals two different growth strategies.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Scott Levine]

    Riding the wave of enthusiasm for alternative power, Plug Power (NASDAQ:PLUG) has made great strides in bringing its hydrogen-power solutions to the materials handling equipment market. Thanks, in part, to deals with the world’s largest retailers like Walmart and Amazon, Plug Power has grown its top line at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 21% over the past 10 years. This is no small feat considering that Ballard Power Systems (NASDAQ:BLDP), which is arguably Plug Power’s greatest fuel-cell competitor, has only grown its top line by an average of 8% annually over the same period.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Fuel cell stocks tend to be more volatile than the average equity, owing at least in part to the ever-changing business models of the industry. But even that makes it difficult to explain the wild ride Ballard Power Systems (NASDAQ:BLDP) shareholders have been on in the last year.

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    That may not be surprising to investors considering the massive Chinese market has lifted diverse sectors and industries in the last two decades, but China may prove critical to the success of struggling fuel cell stocks. Can Ballard Power Systems (NASDAQ:BLDP) and Plug Power (NASDAQ:PLUG) capitalize on the opportunity in the East?

Top Energy Stocks For 2019: Eco-Stim Energy Solutions, Inc.(ESES)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Press coverage about Eco-Stim Energy Solutions (NASDAQ:ESES) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Eco-Stim Energy Solutions earned a daily sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the oil and gas company an impact score of 47.1001025646776 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Hurricane Energy (OTCMKTS: HRCXF) and Eco-Stim Energy Solutions (NASDAQ:ESES) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and valuation.

Top Energy Stocks For 2019: Denbury Resources Inc.(DNR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Denbury Resources (NYSE:DNR) has been assigned an average rating of “Hold” from the twelve brokerages that are currently covering the firm, MarketBeat reports. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. The average 12-month target price among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $2.07.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Flow Traders U.S. LLC bought a new position in shares of Denbury Resources (NYSE:DNR) in the 1st quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund bought 106,067 shares of the oil and natural gas company’s stock, valued at approximately $291,000.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    That bullish inventory number, along with the potential for even higher oil prices, sent oil stocks soaring, with several smaller producers spiking more than 10% today. Among that group was EP Energy (NYSE:EPE), Sanchez Energy (NYSE:SN), Denbury Resources (NYSE:DNR), HighPoint Resources (NYSE:HPR), and Carrizo Oil & Gas (NASDAQ:CRZO).

Top Energy Stocks For 2019: Foresight Energy LP(FELP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Foresight Energy (NYSE:FELP) – Analysts at B. Riley lifted their Q2 2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Foresight Energy in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday, May 9th. B. Riley analyst L. Pipes now forecasts that the energy company will post earnings of ($0.08) per share for the quarter, up from their previous forecast of ($0.12). B. Riley has a “Neutral” rating and a $4.00 price objective on the stock. B. Riley also issued estimates for Foresight Energy’s Q3 2018 earnings at ($0.07) EPS, Q4 2018 earnings at ($0.08) EPS, FY2018 earnings at ($0.35) EPS, FY2019 earnings at ($0.26) EPS and FY2020 earnings at ($0.39) EPS.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Foresight Energy (NYSE:FELP) released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday. The energy company reported ($0.15) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.07) by ($0.08), reports. Foresight Energy had a negative net margin of 18.78% and a negative return on equity of 3.93%.

Hot Energy Stocks To Invest In 2018

 Steve Sjuggerud has been keeping close tabs on oil prices…   In recent months, Steve has highlighted several bearish signs for crude oil, including extreme sentiment among oil speculators and persistently bullish behavior in energy stocks.   This week, he shared another. As he wrote in his latest True Wealth Systems Review of Market Extremes…  

Oil prices have crashed in recent weeks… They're down nearly $10 a barrel in the past month. And our short oil trade is up big. We're sitting on 33% profits, as I write. But our thesis hasn't changed… Oil prices can move much lower from here.

Hot Energy Stocks To Invest In 2018: Laredo Petroleum, Inc.(LPI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Losers
    Heat Biologics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HTBX) shares tumbled 48.59 percent to close at $1.275 on Thursday after the company priced its $18,000,000 public offering.
    InVivo Therapeutics Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: NVIV) fell 38.77 percent to close at $8.26 on Thursday.
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) shares tumbled 27.43 percent to close at $8.81.
    Achaogen, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAO) dropped 24.76 percent to close at $11.06 in reaction to a disappointing update from an FDA AdCom panel. The FDA panel voted favorably for the company's Plazcomicin for treatment of adults with complicated urinary tract infections, but also voted against the therapy to be used as a treatment for bloodstream infections.
    Anika Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANIK) shares declined 24.68 percent to close at $34.80 after the company posted downbeat quarterly results.
    LSC Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: LKSD) shares fell 24.22 percent to close at $12.64 following wider-than-expected Q1 loss.
    Cardinal Health, Inc. (NYSE: CAH) fell 21.42 percent to close at $50.80 following downbeat quarterly profit.
    Horizon Global Corporation (NYSE: HZN) dropped 20.42 percent to close at $6.00 following downbeat quarterly earnings.
    Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc. (NYSE: HOS) slipped 20.11 percent to close at $2.90 following wider-than-expected Q1 loss.
    Esperion Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ESPR) fell 19.28 percent to close at $36.93. Esperion Therapeutics stock lost roughly a third of its value Wednesday after the company reported mixed Phase III results for its leading drug candidate, bempedoic acid. JP Morgan downgraded Esperion Therapeutics from Neutral to Underweight.
    Laredo Petroleum, Inc. (NYSE: LPI) declined 17.77 percent to close at $8.98 after the company reported weaker-than-expected Q1 earnings.
    The Habit Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ: HABT) dipped 16.1 percent to close at $8.60 after the company reported downbeat quarterly results.
    Arcadia Biosciences, Inc. (N

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Laredo Petroleum Inc (NYSE:LPI) shares dropped 7.9% during mid-day trading on Friday . The stock traded as low as $8.41 and last traded at $8.61. Approximately 5,931,000 shares were traded during mid-day trading, an increase of 68% from the average daily volume of 3,529,008 shares. The stock had previously closed at $9.35.

Hot Energy Stocks To Invest In 2018: Vaalco Energy Inc(EGY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Cara Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: CARA) shares jumped 28.5 percent to $14.91 in reaction to a new licensing agreement with Europe-based Vifor Pharma. As part of the agreement, the biopharmaceutical company that alleviates pain licensed worldwide rights (except U.S., Japan, and South Korea) to Vifor Pharma to commercialize its KORSUVA therapy to Vifor $70 million.
    EVO Payments, Inc. (NASDAQ: EVOP) rose 21.5 percent to $19.44. EVO Payments priced its IPO at $16 per share.
    Tiffany & Co. (NYSE: TIF) jumped 16.3 percent to $118.92 after the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter and raised its FY2018 earnings guidance.
    Ralph Lauren Corporation (NYSE: RL) shares gained 13.4 percent to $132.225 after the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its fourth quarter.
    OneSmart International Edun Gr Ltd – ADR (NYSE: ONE) shares rose 12.2 percent to $13.52
    Heat Biologics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HTBX) shares gained 11.4 percent to $2.2164 after surging 12.43 percent on Tuesday.
    USA Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: USAT) rose 10.4 percent to $13.02 after announcing pricing of public offering.
    KemPharm, Inc. (NASDAQ: KMPH) gained 10.3 percent to $6.725. Janney Capital initiated coverage on KemPharm with a Buy rating.
    Heat Biologics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HTBX) shares rose 10 percent to $2.1894 after climbing 12.43 percent on Tuesday.
    Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) rose 9.5 percent to $93.92. Lowe's reported downbeat results for its first quarter on Wednesday.
    xG Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: XGTI) jumped 9.1 percent to $0.829 after the company’s subsidiary IMT Vislink received a $1.4 million order from the U.S. Air Force.
    VAALCO Energy, Inc. (NYSE: EGY) rose 8.6 percent to $2.34 after dropping 10.04 percent on Tuesday.
    American Equity Investment Life Holding Company (NYSE: AEL) rose 8.4 percent to $34.99. American Equity Investment Life confirmed preliminary talks related to a potential deal.
    Boxl
  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    SenesTech, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNES) shares surged 296.07 percent to close at $1.25 on Monday after the California Department of Pesticide Regulation proposed to register the company's ContraPest for sale and use in California.
    AgEagle Aerial Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: UAVS) shares gained 19.59 percent to close at $2.93.
    TransGlobe Energy Corporation (NASDAQ: TGA) rose 18.39 percent to close at $2.64 on Monday.
    Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: SHOS) shares gained 15.91 percent to close at $2.55.
    VAALCO Energy, Inc. (NYSE: EGY) shares jumped 14.9 percent to close at $2.39.
    Resonant Inc. (NASDAQ: RESN) climbed 13.96 percent to close at $4.49.
    Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE: CHK) shares rose 13.55 percent to close at $4.61 on Monday.
    Lilis Energy, Inc. (NYSE: LLEX) surged 13.09 percent to close at $5.01.
    MB Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: MBFI) gained 12.9 percent to close at $49.28. Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB) agreed to acquire MB Financial for $54.70 per share in cash and stock.
    TransEnterix, Inc. (NYSE: TRXC) shares rose 12.83 percent to close at $3.43.
    World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: WWE) jumped 12.52 percent to close at $57.86 on Reports that it has reached a deal with Fox for Its 'Smackdown Live' program.
    Eastman Kodak Company (NASDAQ: KODK) rose 12.38 percent to close at $5.90.
    NuCana plc (NASDAQ: NCNA) climbed 11.94 percent to close at $26.44. NuCana appointed Dr. Cyrille Leperlier to its Board as an independent non-executive Director.
    Aqua Metals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AQMS) rose 11.83 percent to close at $3.97 on Monday.
    Huami Corporation (NYSE: HMI) shares jumped 11.27 percent to close at $10.17 following Q1 results.
    21Vianet Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: VNET) gained 9.55 percent to close at $7.34.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) rose 8.56 percent to close at $7.86 after the company announced an exclusive partnership with Multi Touch Interactives to strengthen the de
  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Cara Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: CARA) shares surged 42.76 percent to close at $16.56 on Wednesday in reaction to a new licensing agreement with Europe-based Vifor Pharma. As part of the agreement, the biopharmaceutical company that alleviates pain licensed worldwide rights (except U.S., Japan, and South Korea) to Vifor Pharma to commercialize its KORSUVA therapy to Vifor $70 million.
    Yangtze River Port and Logistics Limited (NASDAQ: YRIV) gained 31.28 percent to close at $7.05 on Wednesday.
    Tiffany & Co. (NYSE: TIF) climbed 23.29 percent to close at $126.05 after the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter and raised its FY2018 earnings guidance.
    EVO Payments, Inc. (NASDAQ: EVOP) gained 18.88 percent to close at $19.02. EVO Payments priced its IPO at $16 per share.
    Carver Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: CARV) rose 16.1 percent to close at $6.85.
    USA Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: USAT) gained 15.68 percent to close at $13.65 after announcing pricing of public offering.
    eXp World Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPI) shares jumped 15.01 percent to close at $17.70.
    Geron Corporation (NASDAQ: GERN) gained 14.99 percent to close at $4.68.
    Evolus, Inc. (NASDAQ: EOLS) rose 14.62 percent to close at $19.36.
    Ralph Lauren Corporation (NYSE: RL) shares rose 14.34 percent to close at $133.33 after the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its fourth quarter.
    Turtle Beach Corporation (NASDAQ: HEAR) jumped 13.26 percent to close at $17.34 on Wednesday. Turtle Beach S-3 showed registration for 1.857 million share common stock offering via selling holders.
    Communications Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: JCS) rose 13.18 percent to close at $3.95. Communications Systems reported establishment of special committee to explore strategic alternatives.
    Immutep Limited (NASDAQ: IMMP) shares climbed 12.95 percent to close at $2.53.
    xG Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: XGTI) rose 12.64 percent to close at $0.8561 after the company&rsq
  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Cara Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: CARA) rose 18.2 percent to $13.71 in pre-market trading. Cara Therapeutics and Vifor Fresenius Medical Care Renal Pharma entered into ex-U.S. licensing agreement to commercialize KORSUVA™ injection in dialysis patients with pruritus.
    Heat Biologics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HTBX) shares rose 10.6 percent to $2.20 in pre-market trading after surging 12.43 percent on Tuesday.
    VAALCO Energy, Inc. (NYSE: EGY) rose 10.5 percent to $2.37 in pre-market trading after dropping 10.04 percent on Tuesday.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) rose 8.3 percent to $7.15 in pre-market trading after falling 16.03 percent on Tuesday.
    Tiffany & Co. (NYSE: TIF) rose 7.8 percent to $110.25 in pre-market trading after the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter and raised its FY2018 earnings guidance.
    Heat Biologics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HTBX) shares rose 7.1 percent to $2.13 in pre-market trading. after climbing 12.43 percent on Tuesday.
    Clementia Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: CMTA) rose 5.9 percent to $20.01 in pre-market trading after reporting positive Phase 2 Part B data showing treatment with palovarotene significantly reduces new bone growth in patients with FOP.
    Under Armour, Inc. (NYSE: UA) rose 3.5 percent to $18.44 in pre-market trading.
    Aegean Marine Petroleum Network Inc. (NYSE: ANW) shares rose 3.5 percent to $2.95 in pre-market trading.
    MetLife, Inc. (NYSE: MET) rose 3.2 percent to $50.00 in pre-market trading after reporting a $1.5 billion buyback plan.
    Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) rose 3.2 percent to $88.51 in pre-market trading. Lowe's reported downbeat results for its first quarter on Wednesday.

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  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    SenesTech, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNES) shares jumped 113.5 percent to $0.6737 after the California Department of Pesticide Regulation proposed to register the company's ContraPest for sale and use in California.
    AgEagle Aerial Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: UAVS) shares rose 35.34 percent to close at $3.32.
    Art's-Way Manufacturing Co., Inc. (NASDAQ: ARTW) shares gained 30.36 percent to $3.65.
    Xtant Medical Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: XTNT) shares jumped 25.6 percent to $7.4701 after the company disclosed that it has received the FDA clearance for InTice™-C Porous Titanium Cervical Interbody System.
    VAALCO Energy, Inc. (NYSE: EGY) shares surged 20 percent to $2.495.
    TransGlobe Energy Corporation (NASDAQ: TGA) surged 17.04 percent to $2.61.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) gained 15 percent to $8.32 after the company announced an exclusive partnership with Multi Touch Interactives to strengthen the development of next generation interactive educational activities.
    Arcimoto, Inc. (NASDAQ: FUV) gained 15 percent to $3.39.
    MB Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: MBFI) rose 13.7 percent to $49.64. Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB) agreed to acquire MB Financial for $54.70 per share in cash and stock.
    FRONTEO, Inc. (NASDAQ: FTEO) shares rose 11.8 percent to $20.956.
    TransEnterix, Inc. (NYSE: TRXC) shares jumped 11.1 percent to $3.38.
    21Vianet Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: VNET) rose 10.6 percent to $7.41.
    NII Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: NIHD) shares gained 9 percent to $2.32.
    Kelly Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: KELYA) rose 7.6 percent to $24.19. Northcoast Research upgraded Kelly Services from Neutral to Buy.
    LaSalle Hotel Properties (NYSE: LHO) shares climbed 5.6 percent to $33.70. Blackstone Group LP (NYSE: BX) will buy LaSalle Hotel Properties in a $4.8 billion deal, Bloomberg reported.
    Alteryx, Inc. (NYSE: AYX) gained 5.5 percent to $32.56. KeyBanc upgraded Alteryx from Sector Weight to Overweight.
    Energizer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:
  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    And after taking a look at our 10 top penny stocks to watch, we’ll show you a small-cap stock that just signed a deal with Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq:FB)…

    Penny Stock Current Share Price Law Week’s Gain
    Blink Charging Co. (Nasdaq: BLNK) $6.00 288.51%
    Enterprise GP Holdings LP (NYSE: EPE) $2.94 44.00%
    Opko Health Inc. (Nasdaq: OPK) $4.79 43.49%
    MYnd Analytics Inc. (Nasdaq: MYND) $3.15 38.84%
    Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: ARWR) $0.52 37.80%
    Mid-Con Energy Partners LP (Nasdaq: MCEP) $2.08 36.81%
    VAALCO Energy (NYSE: EGY) $1.49 36.04%
    Cel-Sci Corp. (NYSE: CVM) $3.16 35.04%
    WideOpenWest Inc. (NYSE: WOW) $8.41 34.52%
    Legacy Reserves LP (Nasdaq: LGCY) $8.43 33.61%

    While these gains are certainly exciting, it’s important to recognize that investing in penny stocks is also a risky investment strategy.

Hot Energy Stocks To Invest In 2018: Enerplus Corporation(ERF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Enerplus (TSE:ERF) (NYSE:ERF) had its target price hoisted by CIBC from C$19.00 to C$20.00 in a research note published on Friday morning.

    Other research analysts also recently issued research reports about the stock. CSFB upped their price objective on shares of Enerplus from C$17.00 to C$20.00 in a report on Friday, April 13th. GMP Securities upped their price objective on shares of Enerplus from C$17.00 to C$18.00 in a report on Thursday, March 1st. Barclays upped their price objective on shares of Enerplus from C$18.00 to C$20.00 in a report on Monday, February 26th. Canaccord Genuity upped their price objective on shares of Enerplus from C$16.50 to C$17.00 in a report on Monday, February 26th. Finally, Desjardins upped their price objective on shares of Enerplus from C$16.00 to C$17.50 in a report on Monday, February 26th. Seven equities research analysts have rated the stock with a buy rating, The stock has an average rating of Buy and an average price target of C$18.29.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Enerplus (NYSE:ERF) (TSE:ERF) – Stock analysts at National Bank Financial reduced their FY2018 earnings estimates for Enerplus in a research note issued on Thursday, May 3rd. National Bank Financial analyst T. Wood now forecasts that the oil and natural gas company will earn $1.13 per share for the year, down from their previous estimate of $1.27. National Bank Financial also issued estimates for Enerplus’ FY2019 earnings at $1.96 EPS.

Hot Energy Stocks To Invest In 2018: Exxon Mobil Corporation(XOM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    Oil driller ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) is benefiting from rising oil prices and rewarding investors with dividend hikes. However, the company’s drilling-focused business hasn’t been able to sustain a high dividend in the past, cutting the payment in 2016 amid low oil prices. This suggests that dividend investors will end up disappointed if highly volatile oil prices fall again. Here are two stocks with higher yields today and strong histories of rewarding investors through good times and bad: ExxonMobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) and The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG).

  • [By Zacks]

    Moreover, BP opened 100 retail sites in the country in 2017 and plans to open 1,400 more by 2021. The largest publicly traded oil company, ExxonMobil Corporation (NYSE: XOM) opened its gas stations in Mexico in December, while one of the world's biggest independent oil producers – ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) – showed interest in Mexico, post-reform.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Look for Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM) to report its most recent quarterly results on Friday too. Analysts are looking for EPS of $1.16 and $66.78 billion in revenue. The shares were changing hands at $79.00 on Fridays close. The consensus price target is $85.98, and the 52-week range is $72.16 to $89.30.

Hot Energy Stocks To Invest In 2018: Atlas Energy, L.P.(ATLS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Atlas Energy Group (OTCMKTS: ATLS) and Transglobe Energy (NASDAQ:TGA) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, risk, dividends and earnings.

Hot Energy Stocks To Invest In 2018: CSI Compressco LP(CCLP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Cypress Energy Partners (NYSE: CELP) and Compressco Partners (NASDAQ:CCLP) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Buy For 2018

According to a report by Bloomberg, Saudi Arabia wants to push the price of crude up from its current level of $65-$70to near $80 a barrel. The Middle Eastern nation needs that price to boost the valuation of its national oil company, Saudi Aramco, which it plans to take public next year. Hitting its desired sell price would provide the Kingdom with the funds needed to jump-start an investment strategy that would wean its economy off petrol dollars over the next decade.

Saudi Aramco’s valuation, however, isn’t the only one that would benefit from a pop in the price of crude. Many oil producers in the U.S. restructured their operations to run on $50 oil, so if the Saudi strategy is successful, these oil companies would produce a gusher of cash flow, which could fuel high-octane gains for investors. While that rise would likely lift the entire sector, Devon Energy (NYSE:DVN) and Marathon Oil (NYSE:MRO)could outperform in that scenario.

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Top 10 Energy Stocks To Buy For 2018: Exxon Mobil Corporation(XOM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By John Bromels]

    If you’re looking for a compelling oil and gas industry investment, why not start at the top? The biggest U.S. oil and gas company,ExxonMobil(NYSE:XOM), had been outperforming the biggest U.S. independent oil and gas exploration and production company,ConocoPhillips(NYSE:COP), for years as the oil price downturn hurt profits.

  • [By ]

    Higher oil prices haven’t helped large integrated oil companies such as Exxon Mobil (XOM) and Chevron (CVX) much, though they did see gains Tuesday with the rest o the market and after a positive note from Bank of America Merrill on Exxon.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM) traded down about 0.3%, at $81.57 in a 52-week range of $72.16 to $89.30. Over the past 12 months, Exxon stock has traded down about 1.2%.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    This is the industrial giant’s 23rd consecutive week as the Dow’s worst performer. The company maintains a big lead over the second worst stock, International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM), down about 8.1% for the year, and third-worst, Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM), down about 7%. Only five of the 30 Dow stocks are trading down so far this year.

  • [By Todd Shriber, ETF Professor]

    The $19.26 billion XLE follows the Energy Select Sector Index and holds 31 stocks. The ETF is dominated by Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM) and Chevron Corp. (NYSE: CVX). The two largest U.S. oil companies combine for over 39.5 percent of XLE's weight.

  • [By ]

    Separately, activist Paul Singer’s Elliott Management on Tuesday reported acquiring new significant positions in Ford, Exxon Mobil Corp. (XOM) and other companies.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Buy For 2018: Advantage Oil & Gas Ltd(AAV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Advantage Oil & Gas (NYSE:AAV) (TSE:AAV) released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday. The oil and gas company reported $0.04 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.07 by ($0.03), MarketWatch Earnings reports. The business had revenue of $58.07 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $62.09 million. Advantage Oil & Gas had a net margin of 39.22% and a return on equity of 2.98%.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Buy For 2018: Range Resources Corporation(RRC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Range Resources Corp. (NYSE: RRC) fell about 4.4% Tuesday to post a new 52-week low of $14.43 after closing at $15.09 on Monday. The 52-week high is $34.93. Volume of about 15 million was nearly double the daily average of around 7.7 million shares traded. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Range Resources Corp. (NYSE: RRC) fell about 3.6% Monday to post a new 52-week low of $14.77 after closing at $15.30 on Friday. The 52-week high is $35.64. Volume of about 9.4 million was about 20% higher than the daily average of around 7.7 million shares traded. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Media headlines about Range Resources (NYSE:RRC) have been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Range Resources earned a daily sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the oil and gas exploration company an impact score of 46.3371462950661 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Buy For 2018: Baytex Energy Corp(BTE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Baytex Energy (TSE:BTE) (NYSE:BTE) had its price target raised by equities researchers at TD Securities from C$4.50 to C$5.50 in a report issued on Friday. The brokerage currently has a “hold” rating on the stock. TD Securities’ price target points to a potential downside of 0.90% from the company’s current price.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Baytex Energy (NYSE: BTE) and Pioneer Energy Services (NYSE:PES) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, valuation, risk and dividends.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Buy For 2018: Superior Drilling Products, Inc.(SDPI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    Superior Drilling Products Inc.(NYSE: SDPI) is based in Utah and manufactures equipment used in drilling for the natural gas and oil mining sectors.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Buy For 2018: Carrizo Oil & Gas, Inc.(CRZO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Shares of Carrizo Oil & Gas Inc (NASDAQ:CRZO) jumped nearly 13% by 1:45 p.m. EDT on Tuesday after the company reported stronger-than-expected first-quarter results.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Several large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in CRZO. Sterling Investment Advisors Ltd. purchased a new stake in shares of Carrizo Oil & Gas in the 4th quarter worth about $128,000. CIBC Asset Management Inc purchased a new stake in shares of Carrizo Oil & Gas in the 4th quarter worth about $212,000. Quantitative Systematic Strategies LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Carrizo Oil & Gas in the 4th quarter worth about $235,000. Cypress Capital Management LLC WY purchased a new stake in shares of Carrizo Oil & Gas in the 4th quarter worth about $296,000. Finally, Bowling Portfolio Management LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Carrizo Oil & Gas in the 4th quarter worth about $306,000.

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    Carrizo Oil & Gas Company Profile

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    That bullish inventory number, along with the potential for even higher oil prices, sent oil stocks soaring, with several smaller producers spiking more than 10% today. Among that group was EP Energy (NYSE:EPE), Sanchez Energy (NYSE:SN), Denbury Resources (NYSE:DNR), HighPoint Resources (NYSE:HPR), and Carrizo Oil & Gas (NASDAQ:CRZO).

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Since independent oil and gas producer Carrizo Oil & Gas Inc. (NASDAQ: CRZO) reported fourth-quarter and full-year 2017 results Tuesday morning, shares have taken a beating. Just looking at earnings per share (EPS) and revenues, the punishment seems to be worse than the crime.

  • [By Benzinga News Desk]

    Carl Icahn fired off a letter to the board of AmTrust Financial Services (NASDAQ: AFSI) Thursday, blasting the firm for pursuing an “opportunistic going-private transaction” that would squeeze out minority shareholders: Link

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Top 10 Energy Stocks To Buy For 2018: Devon Energy Corporation(DVN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    That ability to organically discover new shale plays has saved it a ton of money. The company was able to quietly gobble up 50,000 acres in Oklahoma over a four-year period for just $750 an acre. Contrast that with rivalsDevon Energy(NYSE:DVN) andMarathon Oil(NYSE:MRO). Devon spent $1.9 billion to buy Felix Energy in late 2015 for the company’s 80,000 acres in Oklahoma, paying a whopping $23,750 an acre. Meanwhile, Marathon paid $888 million for PayRock Energy and its 61,000 acres in the state, which amounted to roughly $14,500 an acre. EOG’sdeepknowledge of shale helps it know where to look so it can lock up land for next to nothing before rivals even know what’s there.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Wednesday was Devon Energy Corp. (NYSE: DVN) which traded down about 12% at $30.55. The stocks 52-week range is $28.79 to $45.16. Volume was about 30 million compared to the daily average volume of roughly 5 million.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    That efficiency was evident in the first quarter when companies like Devon Energy (NYSE:DVN) and Marathon Oil (NYSE:MRO) drilled record-breaking wells. In Devon Energy’s case, it completed two of the highest-rate wells ever drilled in the nearly 100-year history of the Delaware Basin. Those wells, when combined with some prolific ones in the STACK shale play, enabled Devon to produce a huge profit in the first quarter. Marathon Oil, meanwhile, drilled record-setting wells in two formations of the Bakken region as well as several high-rate ones in the STACK, which fueled strong profits for the driller in the first quarter.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Buy For 2018: Phillips 66 Partners LP(PSXP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dustin Parrett]

    Phillips 66 Partners (NYSE: PSXP) just entered the Money Morning VQScore “Buy Zone,” making it one of the best stocks to buy right now.

    And the timing couldn’t be better…

  • [By John Bromels]

    Phillips 66 was the midstream (transportation and storage) and downstream (refining and marketing) arms of oil and gas giantConocoPhillips, which spun the company off in 2012.The company’s midstream operations include income from its master limited partnershipsPhillips 66 Partners(NYSE:PSXP) andDCP Midstream(NYSE:DCP), which it co-owns withEnbridge.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    This strategy of acquiring assets from a large parent company to grow an MLP’s payout has worked well over the years. Refining giant Phillips 66 (NYSE:PSX) has been one of the most successful with this strategy since creating Phillips 66 Partners (NYSE:PSXP) in 2013. At that time, Phillips 66 launched an ambitious plan to grow its MLP’s distribution at a 30% compound annual rate through 2018 via a steady stream of dropdown transactions. Phillips 66 Partners is right on target, having increased the payout at a 31% compound annual growth rate since the IPO while maintaining solid financial metrics, including covering the payout with cash flow by a very comfortable 1.33 times last quarter and maintaining a conservative debt-to-EBITDA ratio of 3.2 in 2017. This strategy has also richly rewarded investors in Phillips 66 Partners, which has generated a total return of 89% since its IPO despite a recent sell-off, easily ahead of the S&P 500’s nearly 73% total return over that time frame.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Top 10 Energy Stocks To Buy For 2018: Patterson-UTI Energy, Inc.(PTEN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Thrivent Financial for Lutherans increased its stake in Patterson-UTI (NASDAQ:PTEN) by 31.8% during the 1st quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 3,073,057 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock after purchasing an additional 741,573 shares during the quarter. Thrivent Financial for Lutherans’ holdings in Patterson-UTI were worth $53,810,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Buy For 2018: Core Laboratories N.V.(CLB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Shares of oilfield services company Core Laboratories (NYSE:CLB) have pinballed around in the last three years to yield a total return of 0.9% in that span. That’s not exactly the type of consistency investors are after.

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    In the years since oil prices plunged from their $100-plus per barrel levels of 2014, many energy industry stocks have struggled — but now, they may be set to rebound. Economic growth worldwide and Middle Eastern production cuts have resulted in a more than doubling of crude oil prices since early 2016; if they remain near current levels or head higher, now could be the perfect time to add Hess Corp. (NYSE:HES), Diamond Offshore (NYSE:DO), and Core Labs (NYSE:CLB) to your portfolio.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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    America’s oil renaissance is powered almost exclusively by technology, as companies like Schlumberger (SLB) and Core Labs (CLB) are breathing new life into once forgotten wells. Nucor (NUE) has a similar leadership position in the steel industry thanks to technology, and that company will only benefit more that President Trump’s tariffs put the market on a more level playing field.

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Advisors’ Opinion:

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Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Realogy (NYSE:RLGY) had its target price trimmed by Citigroup from $37.00 to $35.00 in a report released on Friday morning. The firm currently has a buy rating on the financial services provider’s stock.

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Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Friday afternoon, the telecommunication services shares rose 2.1 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I), up 11 percent, and Sify Technologies Limited (NASDAQ: SIFY) up 4 percent.

Hot Casino Stocks To Buy Right Now: Exxon Mobil Corporation(XOM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM) traded up 1.30% at $79.36. The stock’s 52-week range is $72.16 to $89.30. Volume was about 40% below the daily average of around 16.3 million. The company raised its dividend by 6.5% (5 cents) this morning.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Short interest in Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM) increased to 31.74 million shares from the previous 31.25 million. The stock traded at $78.00, within a 52-week range of $72.16 to $89.30.

  • [By VantagePoint]

    Lastly, we have Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE: XOM), which is a very similar trade to Valero. Since the bullish crossover on April 4, the stock is up almost 7 percent. They will also report Q1 earnings on April 27, and the recent strength suggests the company will have to beat the estimates handily in order to move higher. 

  • [By JJ Kinahan]

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    Twitter inc. (NYSE: TWTR) reports before the open Wednesday, Apr. 25 and Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) reports after the close the same day
    Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) reports after market close Wednesday, Apr. 25 and General Motors Company (NYSE: GM) reports before the open Thursday, Apr. 26
    Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN), Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC) and Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) all report after market close Thursday, Apr. 26
    Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX) and Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE: XOM) report before the open Friday, Apr. 27

    Later in the week, both the European Central Bank and Bank of Japan have meetings scheduled on Apr. 26-27. The next Fed meeting is coming up the following week on May 1-2. For a look at what else is going on, make sure to check out today’s market update if you have time.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    According to the financial data, Saudi Aramco’s profit in the first half of last year totaled $33.8 billion, significantly higher than Apple’s $28.9 billion profit for the same period and more than four times the profit posted by Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM) or Royal Dutch Shell PLC (NYSE: RDS-A), both of which earned $7.4 billion in the first half of 2017.

Hot Casino Stocks To Buy Right Now: Life Storage, Inc. (LSI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Life Storage, Inc. (NYSE:LSI) President Kenneth F. Myszka sold 10,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, May 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $91.02, for a total value of $910,200.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this link.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of CNB Financial (NASDAQ:CCNE) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note released on Wednesday morning.

    Several other equities research analysts have also issued reports on CCNE. Boenning Scattergood reissued a buy rating and set a $29.50 price target on shares of CNB Financial in a research report on Monday, February 5th. Zacks Investment Research lowered CNB Financial from a buy rating to a sell rating in a research report on Tuesday, February 20th. ValuEngine raised CNB Financial from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a research report on Monday, April 2nd. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods initiated coverage on CNB Financial in a research report on Tuesday, April 10th. They set a market perform rating and a $35.00 price target on the stock. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of Hold and an average target price of $31.50.

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May 9, 2018: Markets opened higher Wednesday before dipping below the break-even line in the late morning and then taking off for a couple of hours in the afternoon to put equities on track for a decent daily gain. Energy stocks rose mostly steadily as the U.S. rejection of the Iran deal is widely believed to be quite bullish for oil prices and everything connected to black gold. Interestingly, both the dollar and 10-year Treasuries posted solid gains today as well.

WTI crude oil for June delivery settled at $71.14 a barrel, up 3% for the day after a bullish inventory report to go with the news about the Iran nuclear deal. June gold dipped less than 0.1% on the day to settle at $1,313.00. Equities were headed for a higher close about 10 minutes before the bell as the Dow traded up 0.61% for the day, the S&P 500 traded up 0.86%, and the Nasdaq Composite traded up 0.91%.

Bitcoin futures (XBTK8) for May delivery traded at $9,270, up about 0.5% on the CBOE after opening at $9,235 this morning. The trading range today was $8,945 to $9,370.

Top 5 Energy Stocks To Own Right Now: Westport Innovations Inc(WPRT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Daniel Miller]

    Shares of Westport Fuel Systems (NASDAQ:WPRT), a provider of high-performance, low-emission engine and fuel systems, are down 10% as of 11:20 a.m. EDT after the company reported its first-quarter results.

  • [By Jason Hall]

    Furthermore, having a strong financial partner in Total to help it drive adoption of heavy-duty natural gas vehicles at this time could be a huge win. Prices of oil (and therefore diesel) have been steadily climbing over the past year, and the highly anticipated near-zero-emissions natural gas engine fromCummins(NYSE:CMI) andWestport Fuel Systems(NASDAQ:WPRT) is now being shipped to customers.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Turtle Beach Corporation (NASDAQ: HEAR) surged 87.1 percent to $12.98 after the company reported Q1 results and raised its FY18 outlook.
    ARMO BioSciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARMO) shares jumped 66.8 percent to $49.735 after Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) announced plans to acquire ARMO BioSciences for $50 per share.
    vTv Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: VTVT) gained 34 percent to $2.2920 following announcement that the company will pre-specify new subgroup with the FDA and report Phase 3 Part B results in June.
    Prestige Brands Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: PBH) climbed 22.3 percent to $34.84 after the company posted upbeat Q4 earnings.
    Depomed, Inc. (NASDAQ: DEPO) shares jumped 22.2 percent to $7.28 following better-than-expected Q1 earnings.
    Everspin Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRAM) gained 19.8 percent to $8.89 after the company reported strong results for its first quarter.
    Luxfer Holdings PLC (NYSE: LXFR) surged 19.8 percent to $17.10 following Q1 results.
    Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (NASDAQ: CLNE) rose 18.3 percent to $2.26 after French company Total announced plans to acquire 25 percent stake in Clean Energy Fuels for $83.4 million.
    Intelligent Systems Corporation (NYSE: INS) gained 17 percent to $7.116.
    Green Dot Corporation (NYSE: GDOT) surged 15.3 percent to $73.00 after reporting upbeat Q1 earnings.
    The Chefs' Warehouse, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHEF) climbed 15 percent to $28.85. Chefs' Warehouse posted Q1 earnings of $0.03 per share on sales of $318.6 million.
    Westport Fuel Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: WPRT) rose 14.2 percent to $2.9701.
    Wright Medical Group N.V. (NASDAQ: WMGI) jumped 13.8 percent to $23.87 after reporting upbeat quarterly earnings.
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Top 5 Energy Stocks To Own Right Now: Baytex Energy Corp(BTE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Baytex Energy (TSE:BTE) (NYSE:BTE) had its price target raised by equities researchers at TD Securities from C$4.50 to C$5.50 in a report issued on Friday. The brokerage currently has a “hold” rating on the stock. TD Securities’ price target points to a potential downside of 0.90% from the company’s current price.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Baytex Energy (NYSE: BTE) and Pioneer Energy Services (NYSE:PES) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, valuation, risk and dividends.

Top 5 Energy Stocks To Own Right Now: ENSERVCO Corporation(ENSV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Enservco (NYSEAMERICAN:ENSV) will be issuing its quarterly earnings data before the market opens on Wednesday, May 9th.

    Enservco (NYSEAMERICAN:ENSV) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, March 22nd. The oil and gas producer reported ($0.04) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.01) by ($0.03). Enservco had a negative return on equity of 89.94% and a negative net margin of 43.71%. The business had revenue of $14.13 million during the quarter.

Top 5 Energy Stocks To Own Right Now: Devon Energy Corporation(DVN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Saudi Aramco’s valuation, however, isn’t the only one that would benefit from a pop in the price of crude. Many oil producers in the U.S. restructured their operations to run on $50 oil, so if the Saudi strategy is successful, these oil companies would produce a gusher of cash flow, which could fuel high-octane gains for investors. While that rise would likely lift the entire sector, Devon Energy (NYSE:DVN) and Marathon Oil (NYSE:MRO)could outperform in that scenario.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    While production problems at the end of 2017 caused Devon Energy (NYSE:DVN) to miss the mark in the fourth quarter, the company quickly turned things around in 2018. Because of that, CEO Dave Hager is very optimistic about this year, which was evident in his comments on the accompanying conference call where he had four key messages for investors.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    As things stand right now, analysts anticipate that at least some Iranian oil will come off the market as a result of the sanctions. That lost output would further tighten an oil market that suddenly has little margin for error thanks to red-hot demand and tame supply growth. That’s the recipe for higher oil prices and could make top-tier U.S. oil stocks Anadarko Petroleum (NYSE:APC), Devon Energy (NYSE:DVN), and ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) big winners in the coming years.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    As expected, EOG Resources’ U.S. oil output came in above the midpoint of its forecast and was up 15% year over year. Fueling that high-end result were the many wells EOG completed across its vast shale portfolio. The company completed 70 wells in the Delaware Basin during the quarter, with several producing more than 2,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day (BOE/D) in their first month. While the company didn’t match Devon Energy’s (NYSE:DVN) record-smashing 24,000 BOE/D two-well gusher, its wells were highly productive and generated excellent returns.

Top 5 Energy Stocks To Own Right Now: Exxon Mobil Corporation(XOM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    Markets were mixed on Wednesday and then surged higher in afternoon trading, led by the energy sector as oil prices rose following President Trump’s withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal. Exxon Mobile (XOM) and Chevron (CVX) led the way, and the Energy Select Sector SPDR Fund  (XLE)  posted solid gains.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    ExxonMobil (NYSE:XOM)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by research analysts at HSBC in a note issued to investors on Monday. They presently have a $88.00 target price on the oil and gas company’s stock. HSBC’s price target would suggest a potential upside of 7.59% from the stock’s current price.

  • [By Alexander Bird]

    From 2016 to 2017, Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM) saw a 16% boost in profits, while Chevron Corp. (NYSE: CVX) saw a 30% boost. Texas-based ConocoPhillips Corp. (NYSE: COP) saw a strong 37.5% boost.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Traynor Capital Management Inc. grew its position in ExxonMobil (NYSE:XOM) by 12.9% during the 4th quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 7,179 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock after purchasing an additional 819 shares during the quarter. Traynor Capital Management Inc.’s holdings in ExxonMobil were worth $600,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Chris Lange]

    Look for Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM) to report its most recent quarterly results on Friday too. Analysts are looking for EPS of $1.04 and $75.01 billion in revenue. Shares of Exxon were changing hands at $89.00 on Fridays close, a 52-week high. The consensus price target is $88.95, and the 52-week low is $76.05.

ExxonMobil (XOM) Rating Reiterated by HSBC

ExxonMobil (NYSE:XOM)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by research analysts at HSBC in a note issued to investors on Monday. They presently have a $88.00 target price on the oil and gas company’s stock. HSBC’s price target would suggest a potential upside of 7.59% from the stock’s current price.

Several other research analysts have also recently commented on XOM. Goldman Sachs reiterated a “neutral” rating and issued a $83.00 target price on shares of ExxonMobil in a report on Monday, April 30th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of ExxonMobil from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, May 11th. Credit Suisse Group set a $82.00 target price on shares of ExxonMobil and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, April 27th. UBS reiterated a “neutral” rating and issued a $83.00 target price on shares of ExxonMobil in a report on Monday, April 23rd. Finally, Vetr cut shares of ExxonMobil from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $81.94 target price for the company. in a report on Tuesday, April 10th. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have issued a hold rating, seven have assigned a buy rating and two have assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $86.66.

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Shares of ExxonMobil opened at $81.79 on Monday, according to Marketbeat. ExxonMobil has a one year low of $81.40 and a one year high of $82.02. The stock has a market capitalization of $344.42 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 22.78, a PEG ratio of 1.16 and a beta of 0.90. The company has a quick ratio of 0.50, a current ratio of 0.80 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.11.

ExxonMobil (NYSE:XOM) last announced its earnings results on Friday, April 27th. The oil and gas company reported $1.09 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.14 by ($0.05). ExxonMobil had a return on equity of 8.22% and a net margin of 7.72%. The firm had revenue of $68.21 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $61.49 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.95 earnings per share. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 2.5% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts anticipate that ExxonMobil will post 4.68 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Toronto Dominion Bank raised its position in shares of ExxonMobil by 5.5% in the third quarter. Toronto Dominion Bank now owns 1,817,503 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock valued at $148,994,000 after purchasing an additional 95,071 shares during the period. Gratus Capital LLC raised its position in shares of ExxonMobil by 2.7% in the third quarter. Gratus Capital LLC now owns 110,068 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock valued at $9,023,000 after purchasing an additional 2,918 shares during the period. B. Riley Financial Inc. bought a new position in shares of ExxonMobil in the third quarter valued at approximately $429,000. West Coast Financial LLC raised its position in shares of ExxonMobil by 37.0% in the third quarter. West Coast Financial LLC now owns 67,185 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock valued at $5,508,000 after purchasing an additional 18,133 shares during the period. Finally, Chicago Partners Investment Group LLC raised its position in shares of ExxonMobil by 205.2% in the third quarter. Chicago Partners Investment Group LLC now owns 23,178 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock valued at $1,900,000 after purchasing an additional 15,584 shares during the period. 53.25% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

About ExxonMobil

Exxon Mobil Corporation explores for and produces crude oil and natural gas in the United States, Canada/Other Americas, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia/Oceania. It operates through Upstream, Downstream, and Chemical segments. The company also manufactures petroleum products; manufactures and markets commodity petrochemicals, including olefins, aromatics, polyethylene, and polypropylene plastics, as well as various specialty products; and transports and sells crude oil, natural gas, and petroleum products.

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By Andrew Sebastian

Liberal growth and conservative financing may seem contradictory at first, but the two are not mutually exclusive as Enterprise Products Partners (NYSE:EPD) proves. EPD is undergoing rapid development with $5.6 billion worth of capital projects under current construction, that will start adding to the company’s top and bottom lines starting in 2018. In 2016, over $2 billion worth of projects have been completed or will be completed by year’s end. They include gas processing plants, oil storage facilities and ethane export terminals – a diversification of EPD’s revenue streams that will only continue into 2018. Many of EPD’s current pipelines have upwards of double the capacity, so there is tremendous opportunity for growth. EPD certainly will not be hindered by capacity.

EPD has maintained an investment grade credit rating at Baa1/BBB+ while other MLPs and energy companies have seen their ratings fall in the face of declining energy prices. EPD’s business model is what allows it to keep a healthy credit profile. Although units of EPD may trade at a high correlation to energy prices, the actual underlying fundamentals of the business are not entirely tied to them. EPD’s success comes from its fee-based business with fixed contracts tied to the volume of oil and natural gas it stores and transports, regardless of the prices for oil and natural gas. Only about 15% of EPD’s gross margin is tied directly to oil and gas prices, so a sustained environment in which prices remained subdued does not mean falling cash flow. EPD investors can rest assured that the distributions will keep coming.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: Concho Resources Inc.(CXO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Monday was Concho Resources Inc. (NYSE: CXO) which traded down about 7% at $140.01. The stocks 52-week range is $106.73 to $162.91. Volume was about 3 million compared to the daily average volume of 1.5 million.

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    The hot list:

    Align Technology (ALGN) (+22% revenue growth estimate) Amazon (AMZN) (+22%) Autodesk (ADSK) (+27%) Cabot Oil & Gas (COG) (+34%) Concho Resources (CXO) (+30%) Facebook (FB) (+27%) Netflix (NFLX) (+25%) Pentair (PNR) (+22%) Vertex Pharmaceuticals (VRTX) (+22)

    “Firms with high revenue growth should outperform the S&P 500 during the next 12 months as the index climbs by 6% to our target of 2875,” says Kostin. 

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Wednesday was Concho Resources Inc. (NYSE: CXO) which traded down about 9% at $143.15. The stocks 52-week range is $106.73 to $162.91. Volume was 11.8 million compared to the daily average volume of 1.3 million.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: Plains Group Holdings, L.P.(PAGP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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    Plains GP (PAGP) Posts Quarterly Earnings Results, Misses Expectations By $0.08 EPS (americanbankingnews.com) Plains GP (PAGP) Upgraded by TheStreet to C- (americanbankingnews.com) Plains GP (PAGP) Downgraded by Stifel Nicolaus (americanbankingnews.com) Plains GP Holdings (PAGP) Tops Q1 EPS by 5c, Beats on Revenues (streetinsider.com) Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. and Plains GP Holdings Report First-Quarter 2018 Results (finance.yahoo.com)

    Several research firms have commented on PAGP. TheStreet upgraded shares of Plains GP from a “d+” rating to a “c-” rating in a research report on Monday. Stifel Nicolaus cut shares of Plains GP from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $24.00 target price for the company. in a research report on Wednesday. Jefferies Group cut shares of Plains GP from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, April 25th. Wolfe Research cut shares of Plains GP from a “market perform” rating to an “underperform” rating in a research report on Tuesday, April 24th. Finally, Deutsche Bank began coverage on shares of Plains GP in a research report on Thursday, April 19th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $29.00 target price for the company. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating, ten have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $25.65.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    TheStreet upgraded shares of Plains GP (NYSE:PAGP) from a d+ rating to a c- rating in a research report released on Monday morning.

    Several other analysts have also recently issued reports on the company. Stifel Nicolaus cut Plains GP from a buy rating to a hold rating and set a $24.00 price objective on the stock. in a report on Wednesday. Jefferies Group cut Plains GP from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report on Wednesday, April 25th. Wolfe Research cut Plains GP from a market perform rating to an underperform rating in a report on Tuesday, April 24th. Deutsche Bank began coverage on Plains GP in a report on Thursday, April 19th. They set a buy rating and a $29.00 price objective on the stock. Finally, SunTrust Banks raised Plains GP from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $27.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Monday, April 9th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating, ten have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of Hold and a consensus price target of $25.65.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Companies Reporting After The Bell
    Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $1.22 per share on revenue of $5.72 billion.
    Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.04 per share on revenue of $5.68 billion.
    The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $1.68 per share on revenue of $14.05 billion.
    Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.62 per share on revenue of $441.73 million.
    Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc (NASDAQ: JAZZ) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $2.77 per share on revenue of $434.87 million.
    Sun Life Financial Inc. (NYSE: SLF) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.89 per share on revenue of $6.38 billion.
    LATAM Airlines Group S.A. (NYSE: LTM) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.16 per share on revenue of $2.70 billion.
    Liberty Global plc (NASDAQ: LBTYA) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.02 per share on revenue of $4.05 billion.
    TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.16 per share on revenue of $362.11 million.
    The Wendy's Company (NASDAQ: WEN) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.1 per share on revenue of $379.98 million.
    A-Mark Precious Metals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMRK) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $1.69 billion.
    Monster Beverage Corporation (NASDAQ: MNST) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.4 per share on revenue of $849.38 million.
    Convergys Corporation (NYSE: CVG) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.4 per share on revenue of $670.10 million.
    ScanSource, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCSC) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.7 per share on revenue of $875.91 million.
    KAR Auction Services, Inc. (NYSE: KAR) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.76 per share on revenue of $923.13

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: Genesis Energy, L.P.(GEL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    Genesis Energy LP (NYSE: GEL)
    Billing itself as a “growth-oriented master limited partnership,” GEL concentrates its efforts on providing services around and within refineries primarily located on the Gulf Coast. Management is committed to logical double-digit growth as well as strengthening its distribution coverage. At $20.80 per unit, GEL yields 11.8% and trades at a nearly 40% discount to its 52-week high.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ: CELG) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.96 per share on revenue of $3.46 billion.
    Aon plc (NYSE: AON) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $2.8 per share on revenue of $2.93 billion.
    American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AXL) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.81 per share on revenue of $1.75 billion.
    Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE: BABA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.88 per share on revenue of $9.27 billion.
    LifePoint Health, Inc. (NASDAQ: LPNT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.13 per share on revenue of $1.62 billion.
    V.F. Corporation (NYSE: VFC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.65 per share on revenue of $2.90 billion.
    Newell Brands Inc. (NYSE: NWL) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.26 per share on revenue of $3.05 billion.
    Titan International, Inc. (NYSE: TWI) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.04 per share on revenue of $407.27 million.
    Boise Cascade Company (NYSE: BCC) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.45 per share on revenue of $1.09 billion.
    Cheniere Energy, Inc. (NYSE: LNG) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.39 per share on revenue of $1.59 billion.
    Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBOE) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.24 per share on revenue of $308.05 million.
    ITT Inc. (NYSE: ITT) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.73 per share on revenue of $683.96 million.
    Fred's, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRED) is expected to report quarterly loss at $0.19 per share on revenue of $551.00 million.
    Virtu Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: VIRT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.52 per share on revenue of $288.31 million.
    Cheniere Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE: CQP) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.57 per share on revenue of $1.38 billion.
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Top 10 Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: Geopark Ltd(GPRK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Canaccord Genuity reaffirmed their buy rating on shares of Geopark (NYSE:GPRK) in a research note published on Tuesday morning.

    “We expect the Street to raise its estimates once again on the back of these strong results.”,” the firm’s analyst wrote.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: Valero Energy Partners LP(VLP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Valero Energy Partners (NYSE:VLP) was upgraded by equities researchers at ValuEngine from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: Tetra Technologies, Inc.(TTI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Tetra Technologies (NYSE: TTI) and Chaparral Energy (OTCMKTS:CHPE) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, earnings and valuation.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: Advantage Oil & Gas Ltd(AAV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Advantage Oil & Gas (NYSE:AAV) (TSE:AAV) released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday. The oil and gas company reported $0.04 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.07 by ($0.03), MarketWatch Earnings reports. The business had revenue of $58.07 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $62.09 million. Advantage Oil & Gas had a net margin of 39.22% and a return on equity of 2.98%.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: Range Resources Corporation(RRC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Range Resources Corp. (NYSE: RRC) fell about 3.6% Monday to post a new 52-week low of $14.77 after closing at $15.30 on Friday. The 52-week high is $35.64. Volume of about 9.4 million was about 20% higher than the daily average of around 7.7 million shares traded. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Range Resources Corp. (NYSE: RRC) fell about 4.4% Tuesday to post a new 52-week low of $14.43 after closing at $15.09 on Monday. The 52-week high is $34.93. Volume of about 15 million was nearly double the daily average of around 7.7 million shares traded. The company had no specific news.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: Exxon Mobil Corporation(XOM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    I have kept my toes in the water as far as production and exploration are concerned by maintaining a long in the blue-chip, under-performer, Exxon Mobil (XOM) .

  • [By Chris Neiger, Maxx Chatsko, and Dan Caplinger]

    When it comes to dividends, it’s hard to beat ExxonMobil (NYSE:XOM). The company’s current yield is a hefty 3.9%, and it has consistently increased its annual dividend for 35 consecutive years.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM) was raised to Market Perform from Underperform at Raymond James.

    Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) was reiterated as Outperform with a $260 price target (versus a $166.28 close) at Wedbush. The firm expects first-quarter results above consensus estimates, with strong audience and engagement growth and with an overall minimal impact from heightened scrutiny over privacy concerns.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: Chesapeake Energy Corporation(CHK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    In the two-week short interest reporting period that ended April 13, the company with the biggest change in short interest was Chesapeake Energy Corp. (NYSE: CHK). As of that date, 183.8 million shares were short. That’s about 20.5% of Chesapeake’s total float. Short sellers dumped 20.9 million shares from their positions during the period.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Chesapeake Energy Corp. (NYSE: CHK) dropped about 4.6% Friday to match a 52-week low of $3.30 after closing at $3.46 on Thursday. The stock’s 52-week high is $6.65. Volume was around 35 million, about 25% above the daily average of around 28.8 million. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Chesapeake Energy Corp. (NYSE: CHK) dropped 3.1% Thursday to match a 52-week low of $2.80 (set yesterday) after closing at $2.89 on Wednesday. The stock’s 52-week high is $6.65. Volume was around 29 million, about equal to the daily average. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Here’s how share prices of the largest U.S. natural gas producers reacting to this latest report:

    Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM), the country’s largest producer of natural gas, traded up about 0.7%, at $80.03 in a 52-week range of $72.16 to $89.30. Chesapeake Energy Corp. (NYSE: CHK) traded up about 0.5% to $3.00, in a 52-week range of $2.53 to $5.87. EOG Resources Inc. (NYSE: EOG) traded up about 1.6% at $117.19. The 52-week range is $81.99 to $119.00.

    In addition, the United States Natural Gas ETF (NYSEARCA: UNG) traded up about 0.7% at $23.08 in a 52-week range of $20.40 to $31.72.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Chesapeake Energy Corp. (NYSE: CHK) dropped more than 10% Friday to post a new 52-week low of $2.53 after closing at $2.82 on Thursday. The stock’s 52-week high is $6.59. Volume was around 55 million, almost double the daily average of about 30 million. The company had no specific news, but tumbling oil & natural gas prices simply punish this stock.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Chesapeake Energy Corp. (NYSE: CHK) dropped about 11% Monday to post a new 52-week low of $3.00 after closing at $3.33 on Friday. The stock’s 52-week high is $6.65. Volume was around 45 million, about 55% above the daily average of around 28.8 million. The company had no specific news.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Buy Right Now

What happened

Shares of Rogers Corp. (NYSE:ROG) gained 19.9% in April 2017, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence.

So what

The company reported first-quarter results on April 26, sending share prices nearly 12% higher the next day. Rogers saw 27% year-over-year sales growth and 79% higher earnings, leaving analyst estimates far behind in both cases.

A Rogers engineer, hard at work on next-generation battery materials. Image source: Rogers.

Now what

Rogers shares have now gained 72% over the last 52 weeks, trading steadily near all-time highs. The maker of specialized materials used in battery systems and wireless antennas has consistently delivered solid earnings surprises over the last three years, often coupled with equally strong revenue wins.

This company is poised to continue making a killing in several emerging markets, including the Internet of Things and automotive computing. Best of all, Rogers is winning competitive contracts without resorting to pricing discounts. Trailing operating margins have increased from 12.4% to 14.2% over the last four quarters. In other words, clients are choosing Rogers over rival materials providers for other reasons than low prices, such as product quality and dependable ordering and delivery processes.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Buy Right Now: HNI Corporation(HNI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Some of the stocks that may grab investor focus today are:

    Wall Street expects Halliburton Company (NYSE: HAL) to report quarterly earnings at $0.42 per share on revenue of $5.75 billion before the opening bell. Halliburton shares fell 0.06 percent to $51.93 in after-hours trading.
    Analysts expect Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOGL) to post quarterly earnings at $9.33 per share on revenue of $30.31 billion after the closing bell. Alphabet shares gained 0.24 percent to $1,079.88 in after-hours trading.
    Before the markets open, Lennox International Inc. (NYSE: LII) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.09 per share on revenue of $815.16 million. Lennox shares dropped 2.84 percent to close at $197.08 on Friday.
    HNI Corporation (NYSE: HNI) reported retirement of its CEO Stan A. Askren and appointment of Jeffrey D. Lorenger as new CEO. HNI also reported strong earnings for its first quarter. HNI shares fell 3.17 percent to $34.20 in the after-hours trading session.
    Analysts are expecting Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) to have earned $0.35 per share on revenue of $822.15 million in the latest quarter. Hasbro will release earnings before the markets open. Hasbro shares fell 0.39 percent to $82.49 in after-hours trading.

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Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Buy Right Now: OpGen, Inc.(OPGN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    OpGen, Inc. (NASDAQ: OPGN) shares shot up 15 percent to $2.41. OpGen completed rapid testing clinical trial in Colombia and expanded international operations.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    OpGen, Inc. (NASDAQ: OPGN) shares shot up 22 percent to $2.55. OpGen completed rapid testing clinical trial in Colombia and expanded international operations.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    OpGen, Inc. (NASDAQ: OPGN) shares shot up 19 percent to $2.50. OpGen completed rapid testing clinical trial in Colombia and expanded international operations.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Buy Right Now: Microchip Technology Incorporated(MCHP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Dean Foods Company (NYSE: DF) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.11 per share on revenue of $1.85 billion.
    Discovery, Inc. (NASDAQ: DISCA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.44 per share on revenue of $1.99 billion.
    Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE: JEC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.89 per share on revenue of $3.63 billion.
    Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.92 per share on revenue of $3.17 billion.
    Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.57 per share on revenue of $926.18 million.
    The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.24 per share on revenue of $2.98 billion.
    Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPD) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.64 per share on revenue of $1.71 billion.
    US Foods Holding Corp. (NYSE: USFD) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.32 per share on revenue of $5.98 billion.
    DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.7 per share on revenue of $3.50 billion.
    Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $2.06 per share on revenue of $936.98 million.
    Camping World Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CWH) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.42 per share on revenue of $1.06 billion.
    Perrigo Company plc (NYSE: PRGO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.14 per share on revenue of $1.21 billion.
    Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. – Petrobras (NYSE: PBR) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.28 per share on revenue of $23.80 billion.
    JD.com, Inc. (NYSE: JD) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.18 per share on revenue of $15.65 billion.
    Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: VRX) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.6 per share o
  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Mar Vista Investment Partners LLC bought a new stake in Microchip Technology (NASDAQ:MCHP) in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund bought 888,437 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock, valued at approximately $81,168,000. Microchip Technology comprises 3.2% of Mar Vista Investment Partners LLC’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 12th largest position.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This company is a huge Internet of Things benefactor. Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP) is a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and flash-IP solutions, providing low-risk product development, lower total system cost and faster time to market for thousands of diverse customer applications worldwide.

  • [By ]

    Though concerns have been raised that the analog and MCU markets are at risk of seeing an inventory correction (they haven’t had a major one in a while), given signs of excessive ordering and stretched lead times, TI and STMicro’s numbers suggest conditions remain good for now. That’s particularly true in industrial and auto markets where trends such as factory automation, ADAS adoption and electric/hybrid car sales are boosting chip demand. Several other analog/MCU firms, including Microchip (MCHP) , ON Semiconductor (ON) , Maxim Integrated (MXIM) and NXP Semiconductors (NXPI) , will be reporting soon.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Buy Right Now: Visa Inc.(V)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) reported first-quarter fiscal 2018 results after markets closed Thursday. The credit card issuer posted adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $1.08 and revenues of $4.86 billion. In the first quarter of 2017, Visa reported adjusted EPS of $0.86 on revenues of $4.46 billion. Consensus estimates had called for EPS of $0.99 and $4.85 billion in revenue.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

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    Before the markets open, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE: BMY) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.85 per share on revenue of $5.24 billion. Bristol-Myers shares rose 0.95 percent to $52.25 in after-hours trading.
    AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) reported weaker-than-expected earnings

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Of the three other Dow stocks closest to Boeing’s yearly gain, Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) rose by about 6.2% to a gain of nearly 68% for the year, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) added about 0.6% to close the week up just over 51% for the year to date, and Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) dropped about 1% to lower its annual gain to just over 44%.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    There were two big winners in 2017 and three more stocks that posted very solid gains above 40%:

    Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA), up 89% Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT), up 68.9% Visa Inc. (NYSE: V), up 46.1% Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL), up 46.1% Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT), up 42.9%.

    A stronger global economy contributed to the fortunes of at least two of these firms. while lower U.S. unemployment and improving wages helped the more consumer oriented companies post their gains.

  • [By ]

    The payments giant has just reported first quarter results above expectations, with solid growth across all segments. Most notably, MasterCard revealed very impressive gross dollar volume growth of 19% year-over-year compared to just 15% year over year growth for rival Visa (V) . As a result, MasterCard has now boosted its 2018 revenue guidance to high-teens from the mid-teens range previously.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Buy Right Now: Exxon Mobil Corporation(XOM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Short interest in Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM) decreased to 28.99 million shares from the previous 31.74 million. The stock traded at $81.30, within a 52-week range of $72.16 to $89.30.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    COPYRIGHT VIOLATION NOTICE: “Somewhat Positive News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact ExxonMobil (XOM) Stock Price” was published by Ticker Report and is the property of of Ticker Report. If you are accessing this report on another domain, it was copied illegally and republished in violation of U.S. & international trademark & copyright laws. The correct version of this report can be read at https://www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/3365499/somewhat-positive-news-coverage-somewhat-unlikely-to-impact-exxonmobil-xom-stock-price.html.

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    For comparison, Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM) – the largest oil company in the United States – has worldwide control of just 24 billion barrels of oil. This is less than 8% of Aramco’s oil despite the fact that the United States is No. 3 of the world’s top oil-producing nations.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM) traded up 1.63% at $85.00. The stock’s 52-week range is $76.05 to $91.34. Volume was about 15% below the daily average of around 9.3 million shares. The company had no specific news.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Buy Right Now: Stantec Inc(STN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Nomad Foods Limited (NYSE: NOMD) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.36 per share on revenue of $656.43 million.
    AMC Networks Inc. (NASDAQ: AMCX) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $2.2 per share on revenue of $720.14 million.
    Magna International Inc. (NYSE: MGA) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.7 per share on revenue of $10.11 billion.
    Univar Inc. (NYSE: UNVR) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.36 per share on revenue of $2.12 billion.
    Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE: DUK) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.14 per share on revenue of $5.78 billion.
    Owens & Minor, Inc. (NYSE: OMI) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.47 per share on revenue of $2.40 billion.
    Prestige Brands Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: PBH) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.61 per share on revenue of $255.60 million.
    Tribune Media Company (NYSE: TRCO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $457.67 million.
    ArcBest Corporation (NASDAQ: ARCB) is estimated to report quarterly loss at $0.07 per share on revenue of $691.18 million.
    Genesis Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE: GEN) is projected to report quarterly loss at $0.34 per share on revenue of $1.32 billion.
    Enbridge Inc. (NYSE: ENB) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.55 per share on revenue of $10.14 billion.
    Kelly Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: KELYA) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.42 per share on revenue of $1.34 billion.
    NICE Ltd. (NASDAQ: NICE) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.01 per share on revenue of $332.93 million.
    World Acceptance Corporation (NASDAQ: WRLD) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $3.94 per share on revenue of $147.32 million.
    MAXIMUS, Inc. (NYSE: MMS) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.84 per share on revenue of $616.04 million.
    Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CH
  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Stantec (TSE:STN) (NYSE:STN) has received a consensus rating of “Buy” from the nine research firms that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat reports. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month price target among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is C$36.50.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Buy Right Now: Globalstar Inc.(GSAT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Globalstar (NYSEAMERICAN:GSAT) saw a significant growth in short interest in April. As of April 13th, there was short interest totalling 86,799,863 shares, a growth of 6.9% from the March 30th total of 81,207,186 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 6,541,037 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 13.3 days. Approximately 14.4% of the shares of the stock are short sold.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Globalstar Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN: GSAT) traded down about 12.5% Tuesday and posted a new 52-week low of $0.77 after closing Monday at $0.88. The stock’s 52-week high is $2.59. Volume was about 70% above the daily average of around 3.7 million shares. The had no specific news.

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    Shares of Globalstar Inc. (NYSEMKT:GSAT) went on a roller coaster ride this morning. The satellite communications specialist’s stock bottomed out in a 16% drop just after 10 a.m. EDT, recovering to a less dramatic 7% decline an hour later. The company is the target of a complicated merger deal today, and investors on the open market are not loving the idea.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Thursday morning, the telecommunication services shares rose 1.06 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Globalstar, Inc. (NYSE: GSAT), up 5 percent, and Partner Communications Company Ltd. (NASDAQ: PTNR) up 4 percent.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Buy Right Now: NV5 Global, Inc.(NVEE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jason Hall]

    NV5’s (NASDAQ:NVEE) stock has been up and down and all around since being recommended, but the company still looks to be in a fantastic long-term position. Pattern Energy’s (NASDAQ:PEGI) stock has been a bit worse for wear, as the tax code has presented some new and significant challenges. But Pattern’s story doesn’t end there, and there’s plenty of bright spots for the business. Tune in to find out how rec-worthy these companies are today and what investors need to know about them before buying.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    NV5 Global (NASDAQ:NVEE) VP Richard Tong sold 1,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, May 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $66.40, for a total transaction of $66,400.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now owns 34,933 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,319,551.20. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Buy Right Now: Carter's, Inc.(CRI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Carter’s Inc.(NYSE:CRI)announced first-quarter 2018 results on Thursday morning, detailing a strong performance in spite of the negative impact of the recent bankruptcy of Toy “R” Us on its large wholesale segment. Though shares initially fell almost 5% early on, Carter’s stock recovered to trade modestly higher by this afternoon.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Buy Right Now: Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation(BGFV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Several analysts have weighed in on BGFV shares. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Big 5 Sporting Goods from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, March 13th. ValuEngine raised shares of Big 5 Sporting Goods from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 7th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $9.08.

Nicolet Bankshares Inc. Has $2.53 Million Position in ExxonMobil (XOM)

Nicolet Bankshares Inc. lowered its holdings in ExxonMobil (NYSE:XOM) by 5.5% in the fourth quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 30,219 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock after selling 1,748 shares during the period. ExxonMobil comprises 1.1% of Nicolet Bankshares Inc.’s portfolio, making the stock its 19th largest position. Nicolet Bankshares Inc.’s holdings in ExxonMobil were worth $2,528,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also modified their holdings of the stock. Quadrant Private Wealth Management LLC acquired a new stake in ExxonMobil during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $1,568,000. Delaney Dennis R raised its stake in ExxonMobil by 25.4% during the fourth quarter. Delaney Dennis R now owns 25,114 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock valued at $2,100,000 after buying an additional 5,085 shares in the last quarter. Broderick Brian C raised its position in shares of ExxonMobil by 2.9% during the 4th quarter. Broderick Brian C now owns 91,295 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock worth $7,636,000 after purchasing an additional 2,556 shares during the period. Harbour Investment Management LLC acquired a new stake in shares of ExxonMobil during the 4th quarter worth approximately $2,422,000. Finally, Charter Research & Investment Group Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of ExxonMobil during the 4th quarter worth approximately $2,547,000. 53.16% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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Shares of ExxonMobil opened at $81.28 on Friday, MarketBeat.com reports. ExxonMobil has a 12-month low of $72.15 and a 12-month high of $89.30. The company has a market capitalization of $338.70 billion, a P/E ratio of 22.64, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.20 and a beta of 0.90. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.11, a current ratio of 0.80 and a quick ratio of 0.50.

ExxonMobil (NYSE:XOM) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Friday, April 27th. The oil and gas company reported $1.09 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.14 by ($0.05). The firm had revenue of $68.21 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $61.49 billion. ExxonMobil had a net margin of 7.72% and a return on equity of 8.22%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 2.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $0.95 earnings per share. equities research analysts forecast that ExxonMobil will post 4.65 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, June 11th. Shareholders of record on Monday, May 14th will be paid a dividend of $0.82 per share. This is a positive change from ExxonMobil’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.77. This represents a $3.28 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 4.04%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, May 11th. ExxonMobil’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 85.79%.

XOM has been the topic of a number of research reports. Vetr cut ExxonMobil from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $87.14 price target on the stock. in a research report on Tuesday, February 27th. Jefferies Group set a $90.00 price target on ExxonMobil and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research report on Friday, January 19th. Credit Suisse Group set a $79.00 price target on ExxonMobil and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research report on Monday, May 7th. Barclays reiterated a “sell” rating and set a $84.00 price target on shares of ExxonMobil in a research report on Tuesday, February 20th. Finally, Societe Generale reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $87.00 price target on shares of ExxonMobil in a research report on Tuesday, March 13th. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have issued a hold rating, seven have assigned a buy rating and two have given a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $86.44.

ExxonMobil Profile

Exxon Mobil Corporation explores for and produces crude oil and natural gas in the United States, Canada/Other Americas, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia/Oceania. It operates through Upstream, Downstream, and Chemical segments. The company also manufactures petroleum products; manufactures and markets commodity petrochemicals, including olefins, aromatics, polyethylene, and polypropylene plastics, as well as various specialty products; and transports and sells crude oil, natural gas, and petroleum products.

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Top 10 Energy Stocks To Watch For 2018

News stories about Transportadora de Gas del Sur (NYSE:TGS) have been trending somewhat positive on Wednesday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Transportadora de Gas del Sur earned a media sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the energy company an impact score of 46.2643511773395 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Watch For 2018: Westport Innovations Inc(WPRT)

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    Shares of Westport Fuel Systems (NASDAQ:WPRT), a provider of high-performance, low-emission engine and fuel systems, are down 10% as of 11:20 a.m. EDT after the company reported its first-quarter results.

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    Furthermore, having a strong financial partner in Total to help it drive adoption of heavy-duty natural gas vehicles at this time could be a huge win. Prices of oil (and therefore diesel) have been steadily climbing over the past year, and the highly anticipated near-zero-emissions natural gas engine fromCummins(NYSE:CMI) andWestport Fuel Systems(NASDAQ:WPRT) is now being shipped to customers.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Watch For 2018: Tetra Technologies, Inc.(TTI)

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Tetra Technologies (NYSE: TTI) and Chaparral Energy (OTCMKTS:CHPE) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, earnings and valuation.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Watch For 2018: Ring Energy, Inc.(REI)

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Ring Energy (NYSEAMERICAN:REI) will be issuing its Q1 2018 quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, May 9th. Analysts expect the company to announce earnings of $0.15 per share for the quarter.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Watch For 2018: Exxon Mobil Corporation(XOM)

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  • [By Chris Lange]

    Short interest in Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM) decreased to 28.99 million shares from the previous 31.74 million. The stock traded at $81.30, within a 52-week range of $72.16 to $89.30.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Here’s how share prices of the largest U.S. natural gas producers reacting to the latest report:

    Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM), the country’s largest producer of natural gas, traded up less than 0.1% to $79.26, in a 52-week range of $72.16 to $89.30. Chesapeake Energy Corp. (NYSE: CHK) traded down about 2%, at $3.07 in a 52-week range of $2.53 to $5.87. EOG Resources Inc. (NYSE: EOG) traded up about 0.8% to $113.76. The 52-week range is $81.99 to $119.00.

    Furthermore, the United States Natural Gas ETF (NYSEARCA: UNG) traded down about 0.9%, at $22.41 in a 52-week range of $20.40 to $31.72.

  • [By Chris Neiger, Maxx Chatsko, and Dan Caplinger]

    When it comes to dividends, it’s hard to beat ExxonMobil (NYSE:XOM). The company’s current yield is a hefty 3.9%, and it has consistently increased its annual dividend for 35 consecutive years.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Watch For 2018: ConocoPhillips(COP)

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  • [By Chris Lange]

    The number of ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) shares short decreased to 23.15 million from the previous level of 24.60 million. Shares were trading at $52.55, within a 52-week range of $42.27 to $61.32.

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    Lang looked at a daily chart of Anadarko (APC) and Conoco Phillips (COP) , noting that Anadarko has been making higher highs and lows on strong volume, with a bullish MACD momentum indicator. Conoco has made a “W” shaped bottom with a bullish Chaikin money flow, signaling institutional buying. Lang and Cramer were fans of both names.

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    Investors in search of dividend income will quickly notice that ExxonMobil Corporation’s (NYSE:XOM) 3.9% yield dwarfs the 1.8% dividend yield offered by ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP). That, however, isn’t the biggest reason dividend investors should prefer Exxon stock. Here’s what you need to know to understand why Exxon is a better dividend stock than ConocoPhillips.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Whittier Trust Co. grew its holdings in ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) by 15.8% in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor owned 11,978 shares of the energy producer’s stock after acquiring an additional 1,635 shares during the period. Whittier Trust Co.’s holdings in ConocoPhillips were worth $710,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) SVP Janet Langford Kelly sold 59,389 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, May 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $65.95, for a total value of $3,916,704.55. Following the completion of the transaction, the senior vice president now directly owns 100,600 shares in the company, valued at $6,634,570. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Watch For 2018: NOW Inc.(DNOW)

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of DistributionNOW (NYSE:DNOW) have been given an average rating of “Hold” by the fourteen ratings firms that are covering the stock, Marketbeat reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month target price among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $12.50.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    National Oilwell Varco (NYSE: NOV) and DistributionNOW (NYSE:DNOW) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk, institutional ownership, valuation and profitability.

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Top 10 Energy Stocks To Watch For 2018: Transglobe Energy Corp(TGA)

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Atlas Energy Group (OTCMKTS: ATLS) and Transglobe Energy (NASDAQ:TGA) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, risk, dividends and earnings.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Watch For 2018: ENSERVCO Corporation(ENSV)

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Enservco (NYSEAMERICAN:ENSV) will be issuing its quarterly earnings data before the market opens on Wednesday, May 9th.

    Enservco (NYSEAMERICAN:ENSV) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, March 22nd. The oil and gas producer reported ($0.04) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.01) by ($0.03). Enservco had a negative return on equity of 89.94% and a negative net margin of 43.71%. The business had revenue of $14.13 million during the quarter.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Watch For 2018: Noble Energy Inc.(NBL)

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Victory Capital Management Inc. trimmed its stake in Noble Energy (NYSE:NBL) by 0.2% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 2,009,700 shares of the oil and gas development company’s stock after selling 4,440 shares during the quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. owned approximately 0.41% of Noble Energy worth $60,894,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Noble Energy (NYSE:NBL) – Jefferies Group lifted their FY2018 earnings estimates for Noble Energy in a report issued on Thursday, May 3rd. Jefferies Group analyst M. Lear now forecasts that the oil and gas development company will earn $0.88 per share for the year, up from their previous estimate of $0.87. Jefferies Group currently has a “Buy” rating and a $40.00 target price on the stock. Jefferies Group also issued estimates for Noble Energy’s Q4 2018 earnings at $0.13 EPS, Q1 2019 earnings at $0.15 EPS, Q1 2020 earnings at $0.55 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $2.52 EPS.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Watch For 2018: Black Stone Minerals, L.P.(BSM)

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The company has faced a fierce backlash since news broke last month that Cambridge Analytica, a London-based data analytics group that worked for the 2016 Trump campaign, was able to obtain information about tens of millions of users. The news of Monday’s meetings was reported earlier by Reuters.

Zuckerberg is scheduled to go before a joint hearing of the Senate Judiciary and Commerce committees on Tuesday, and then the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Wednesday.

Facebook on Monday will begin alerting the 87 million users whose data may have been harvested by Cambridge Analytica.

The company plans to post a link at the top of users’ news feeds that will allow them to see which apps are connected to their Facebook accounts and what information those apps are permitted to see.

Best Energy Stocks To Buy For 2018: Suncor Energy Inc.(SU)

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  • [By Tyler Crowe]

    I don’t know if you have noticed, but oil prices have been on the rise lately, which has done miraculous things for the bottom lines at oil and gas companies. The same can be said for Suncor Energy (NYSE:SU), which was able to post a rather healthy earnings per share number considering one of its major oil sands facilities was shut down in the most recent quarter.

  • [By Tyler Crowe, Reuben Gregg Brewer, and Travis Hoium]

    Clearly, investors should be at least looking at stocks in this industry, so we asked three of our investing contributors to each highlight a great company in the industry to help you get started. Here’s why they picked Baker Hughes, a GE Company (NYSE:BHGE), Suncor Energy (NYSE:SU), and Total (NYSE:TOT).

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    Suncor Energy Inc. (SU) – “We expect modestly below-consensus results driven by
    downtime and the ramp costs at Fort Hills. We still see a robust second-half 2018 and 2019 free cash flow story and would recommend investors look through any near-term
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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Virginia Retirement Systems ET AL lifted its holdings in Suncor Energy (NYSE:SU) (TSE:SU) by 24.5% during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 336,200 shares of the oil and gas producer’s stock after buying an additional 66,088 shares during the period. Virginia Retirement Systems ET AL’s holdings in Suncor Energy were worth $11,602,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Best Energy Stocks To Buy For 2018: Concho Resources Inc.(CXO)

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  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Monday was Concho Resources Inc. (NYSE: CXO) which traded down about 7% at $140.01. The stocks 52-week range is $106.73 to $162.91. Volume was about 3 million compared to the daily average volume of 1.5 million.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Wednesday was Concho Resources Inc. (NYSE: CXO) which traded down about 9% at $143.15. The stocks 52-week range is $106.73 to $162.91. Volume was 11.8 million compared to the daily average volume of 1.3 million.

Best Energy Stocks To Buy For 2018: Exxon Mobil Corporation(XOM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE: XOM) has declared a cash dividend of $0.82 per share on its common stock versus a prior dividend per share of $0.77. The new higher dividend will be payable on June 11, 2018 to shareholders of record of Common Stock at the close of business on May 14, 2018.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Oil giant ExxonMobil (NYSE:XOM) stumbled into 2018 after reporting lackluster results to end last year. Because of that, its stock endured its worst trading day since 2011 only to follow it up the very next one with asimilar rout. While it’s started to recover, it’s still down 5% for the year even though oil has improved another 10%. As a matter of fact,Exxon is currently trading at a valuation not seen since the 1980s.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This remains a top Wall Street energy pick and is on the US 1 list at Merrill Lynch.Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM) is the world’s largest international integrated oil and gas company. It explores for and produces crude oil and natural gas in the United States, Canada,South America, Europe, Africa and elsewhere.

  • [By Alexander Bird]

    From 2016 to 2017, Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM) saw a 16% boost in profits, while Chevron Corp. (NYSE: CVX) saw a 30% boost. Texas-based ConocoPhillips Corp. (NYSE: COP) saw a strong 37.5% boost.

  • [By JJ Kinahan]

    Energy led the S&P 500 Index (SPX) higher yesterday as U.S. and global oil benchmarks rallied more than 3 percent following President Trump’s decision to pull out of the nuclear deal with Iran. In other bullish news for oil, U.S. government data showed a decline in crude inventories. Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE: XOM) helped lead the Dow Jones Industrial Average ($DJI) to its fifth consecutive close in the green.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Before markets open Friday, the two energy producers among the 30 Dow Jones industrial stocks will be reporting first-quarter results. Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM) and Chevron Corp. (NYSE: COP) are both expected to show higher revenues and profits, largely as a result of higher commodity prices. But there are other issues at play as well.

Best Energy Stocks To Buy For 2018: Magellan Midstream Partners L.P.(MMP)

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    That means pipelines are equally busy carrying all that raw crude into these refineries and then carrying out gasoline, diesel and other finished products. So you’d think these would be boon times for Magellan Midstream Partners (NYSE: MMP), which owns 10,000 miles of pipeline that connect with 50% of the nation’s refinery capacity.

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  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Magellan Midstream Partners (NYSE:MMP) is one of the bestmaster limited partnerships (MLPs) around. The oil and refined products pipeline and storage company boasts one of the top credit ratings and financial profiles in the sector. As a result, the company’s 5.6%-yielding distribution is on rock-solid ground.

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    It’s in Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P. (NYSE: MMP).

    Magellan Midstream Partners owns the longest refined petroleum products pipeline system in the country, with access to nearly 50% of the nation’s refining capacity and the ability to store more than 100 million barrels of petroleum products such as gasoline, diesel fuel and crude oil.