Top 10 Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now


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]

    Here are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern’s rankings:

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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:

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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.

  • [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:

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    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.