Top 5 Energy Stocks To Buy For 2018

Today we’ll see if the market can roll a “lucky” seven as the Dow Jones Industrial Average ($DJI) enters Friday up six sessions in a row. It’s the first six-spot since last fall. Rising oil prices, high-achieving tech earnings, and even stock buybacks combined to help power the market higher this week.

Today’s open follows gains in Asia overnight but mixed results in European markets. No major earnings reports are due. Two Fed speakers take the microphone today: San Francisco Fed President John Williams and St. Louis Fed President James Bullard. 

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Sunnier May weather seemed to filter into the tech sector recently, and those warmer feelings in tech might be giving the entire market a new spring in its step. While info tech helped lead the major indices higher on Thursday, it was also encouraging to see other sectors play a role.

It’s often a positive sign when different sectors step up one after the other, because it could mean investors are feeling more bullish across the spectrum rather than in one or two specific areas. On Thursday, health care and consumer staples shined, but the day before it was energy. Financials haven’t been carrying the torch as much, but they had a good day Thursday. Every S&P 500 sector finished higher.

Top 5 Energy Stocks To Buy For 2018: EOG Resources, Inc.(EOG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [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 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]

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

    Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM), the country’s largest producer of natural gas, traded up about 0.9%, at $75.53 in a 52-week range of $73.90 to $89.30. Chesapeake Energy Corp. (NYSE: CHK) traded up nearly 19%, at $3.13 in a 52-week range of $2.53 to $6.59. The company reported better-than-expected earnings this morning. EOG Resources Inc. (NYSE: EOG) traded up about 1.1% to $106.91. The 52-week range is $81.99 to $119.00.

    Furthermore, the United States Natural Gas ETF (NYSEARCA: UNG) traded up about 0.1%, at $22.32 in a 52-week range of $20.40 to $31.72.

  • [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 0.1% to $77.53, in a 52-week range of $72.16 to $89.30. Chesapeake Energy Corp. (NYSE: CHK) traded down about 1.1%, at $3.16 in a 52-week range of $2.53 to $6.18. EOG Resources Inc. (NYSE: EOG) traded down about 0.2% to $109.21. The 52-week range is $81.99 to $119.00.

    In addition, the United States Natural Gas ETF (NYSEAMERICAN: UNG) traded up about 0.7%, at $222.17 in a 52-week range of $20.40 to $31.72.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    The first quarter was an excellent one for the U.S. oil industry. Not only were crude prices at their highest level in years, but shale drillers completed gusher after gusher, enabling most to produce more oil and earnings than expected. EOG Resources (NYSE:EOG) was no different, as it joined several large peers in delivering expectation-beating first-quarter results.

Top 5 Energy Stocks To Buy For 2018: Seadrill Limited(SDRL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Wednesday afternoon, the energy shares climbed 1.59 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included SeaDrill Limited (NYSE: SDRL), up 77 percent, and EP Energy Corporation (NYSE: EPE), up 19 percent.

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    (Nasdaq: CNET)

    $2.95 34.76%
    Seadrill Ltd. (NYSE: SDRL) $0.28 33.81%
    Intelsat Corp. (NYSE: I) $9.11 31.50%
    Navios Maritime Midstream Partners LP (NYE: NAP) $4.42 29.18%
    Limelight Networks Inc. (Nasdaq: LLNW) $4.89 28.61%
    Enphase Energy Inc. (Nasdaq: ENPH) $5.05 24.62%

    As you can see in the table above, penny stocks have the potential to provide tremendous returns for enterprising investors. However, it’s important to note that investing in penny stocks is also incredibly risky.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    vTv Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: VTVT) shares surged 115 percent to $2.56.
    Seadrill Limited (NYSE: SDRL) gained 77 percent to $0.3935. On Tuesday, a U.S. court approved the company's plan to exit Chapter 11 bankruptcy that includes raising around $1 billion in new debt and equity through a rights offering which will be led by its biggest shareholder.
    DropCar, Inc. (NASDAQ: DCAR) shares climbed 21.4 percent to $2.3301 after the company issued a preliminary Q1 update on its enterprise automotive business. The company disclosed that Q1 B2B automotive volumes rose 163 percent year-over-year.
    Teligent, Inc. (NASDAQ: TLGT) shares jumped 19.7 percent to $3.615 following the FDA approval of Clobetasol Propionate Cream USP, 0.05%.
    IZEA, Inc. (NASDAQ: IZEA) surged 19.1 percent to $2.62. IZEA posted a Q4 net loss of $743,000 on sales of $6.8 million.
    SunPower Corporation (NASDAQ: SPWR) shares gained 15.2 percent to $9.6180. SunPower announced plans to acquire SolarWorld Americas.
    LexinFintech Holdings Ltd. (NASDAQ: LX) climbed 10.2 percent to $15.20.
    CounterPath Corporation (NASDAQ: CPAH) shares rose 8.8 percent to $3.0033.
    Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (NYSE: SMI) gained 8.2 percent to $6.685 after falling 0.80 percent on Tuesday.
    Energy XXI Gulf Coast, Inc. (NASDAQ: EGC) shares climbed 7.2 percent to $5.93.
    Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) shares rose 6.7 percent to $63.96 after the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter.
    Sibanye Gold Limited (NYSE: SBGL) gained 6.5 percent to $3.59 after dropping 4.53 percent on Tuesday.
    Calithera Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: CALA) rose 6.3 percent to $6.75 after the company disclosed that the FDA has granted Fast Track designation to CB-839 in combination with cabozantinib for treatment of patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma.
    CSX Corporation (NASDAQ: CSX) gained 6.1 percent to $60.01 after reporting upbeat quarterly earnings

Top 5 Energy Stocks To Buy For 2018: Pioneer Energy Services Corp.(PES)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [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.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Pioneer Energy Services (NYSE:PES) Director C John Thompson sold 6,666 shares of Pioneer Energy Services stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, May 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $4.25, for a total transaction of $28,330.50. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 41,818 shares in the company, valued at approximately $177,726.50. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC decreased its holdings in shares of Pioneer Energy Services (NYSE:PES) by 34.9% in the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 174,740 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock after selling 93,636 shares during the period. TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC owned approximately 0.22% of Pioneer Energy Services worth $533,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Top 5 Energy Stocks To Buy For 2018: Approach Resources Inc.(AREX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Top 5 Energy Stocks To Buy For 2018: China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation(SNP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    News headlines about Sinopec (NYSE:SNP) have been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, Accern reports. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing 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 nearest to one being the most favorable. Sinopec earned a coverage optimism score of 0.23 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the oil and gas company an impact score of 45.9265677546286 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.