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7 Fossil Fuel Stocks Stuck In The Mud

Over the past year, these companies have been putting up terrible returns

   

People say money makes the world go round. But, those in the know realize this isn’t true. What makes the world go round is the same thing that allows you to sleep comfortably at night. It is the same thing that powers your car on the way to work. It is also the same thing that can arguably cause more harm to the environment than it can benefit the people who use it. The fuel that makes the world go round is, in fact, fuel itself.

Unfortunately, as fruitful of a resource oil, gas and other consumable fuels are to the people of this wide world, there are companies that are struggling to create positive returns from it. I watch more than 5,000 publicly traded companies with my Portfolio Grader tool, ranking companies by a number of fundamental and quantitative measures. This week, I’ll tell you about seven oil, gas and consumable fuels stocks that have been having a tough time over the past 12 months.

Here they are, in alphabetical order. Each one of these stocks gets a “D” or “F” according to my research.

Arch Coal (NYSE:ACI) is a coal producing company. ACI has posted a significant loss of 58% in the last year. ACI stock a “D” for operating margin growth, an “F” for earnings growth, an “F” for earnings momentum, an “F” for its ability to exceed the consensus earnings estimates on Wall Street and an “F” for the magnitude in which earnings projections have increased over the past month in my Portfolio Grader tool. For more information, view my complete analysis of ACI stock.

Encana (NYSE:ECA) is a producer of natural gas that has watched its stock value dip 40% in the last 12 months. ECA stock gets a “D” for sales growth, an “F” for operating margin growth, an “F” for earnings growth, an “F” for cash flow and a “D” for return on equity in my Portfolio Grader tool. For more information, view my complete analysis of ECA stock.

Hess (NYSE:HES) is an explorer and producer, as well as a marketer and refiner for integrated oil products. In the past year, HES stock is down 33%. HES stock gets a “D” for operating margin growth, an “F” for earnings growth, an “F” for earnings momentum, an “F” for its ability to exceed the consensus earnings estimates on Wall Street, a “D” for the magnitude in which earnings projections have increased over the past month and an “F” for cash flow in my Portfolio Grader tool. For more information, view my complete analysis of HES stock.

Petrobras Petroleo Brasileiro (NYSE:PBR) is a Brazilian integrated oil and gas company and has posted a loss of 13% in the last year. PBR stock gets a “D” for earnings growth, a “D” for the magnitude in which earnings projections have increased over the past month and a “D” for cash flow in my Portfolio Grader tool. For more information, view my complete analysis of PBR stock.

Southwestern Energy (NYSE:SWN) is involved with the exploration, development and production of oil and natural gas. In the past year, SWN stock has dropped 21%. SWN stock gets a “D” for operating margin growth, a “D” for its ability to exceed the consensus earnings estimates on Wall Street and a “D” for cash flow in my Portfolio Grader tool. For more information, view my complete analysis of SWN stock.

Talisman Energy (NYSE:TLM) is a global, diversified, upstream oil and gas company. TLM is down 48% in the past 12 months. TLM stock gets a “D” for operating margin growth, an “F” for its ability to exceed the consensus earnings estimates on Wall Street and an “F” for cash flow in my Portfolio Grader tool. For more information, view my complete analysis of TLM stock.

Total S.A. (NYSE:TOT) is an oil and gas company based in France. TOT rounds out the list with a loss of 10% in the last 52 weeks. TOT stock gets an “F” for sales growth, a “D” for earnings growth, a “D” for its ability to exceed the consensus earnings estimates on Wall Street, a “D” for the magnitude in which earnings projections have increased over the past month and a “D” for cash flow in my Portfolio Grader tool. For more information, view my complete analysis of TOT stock.

Get more analysis of these picks and other publicly traded stocks with Louis Navellier’s Portfolio Grader tool, a 100% free stock rating tool that measures both quantitative buying pressure and eight fundamental factors.


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