10 Low-Powered Energy Stocks to Sell

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10 Low-Powered Energy Stocks to Sell

The bubbling crude has been rising since October — price that is. As people are cranking up their heat and energy outputs for the winter months, it’s no surprise that there are profits to be made. However, over the long haul (and even recently), companies who live and die by the drill have been coming up short.

I watch more than 5,000 publicly traded companies with my Portfolio Grader tool, ranking companies by a number of fundamental and quantitative measures. And this week, I’ve got 10 oil, gas and consumable fuels to sell.

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

Apache (NYSE:APA) explores for, develops and produces natural gas, crude oil and natural gas liquids. In the past year, APA stock is down 20%, compared to a gain of 5% for the Dow Jones. APA gets a “D” for cash flow in my Portfolio Grader tool. For more information, view my complete analysis of APA stock.

Arch (NYSE:ACI) is a coal producer headquartered in St. Louis. ACI stock is down 56% in the past year. ACI stock gets a “D” for operating margin growth, an “F” for earnings momentum, an “F” for earnings growth, 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 during the past month in my Portfolio Grader tool. For more information, view my complete analysis of ACI stock.

Cameco (NYSE:CCJ) is a uranium producer that provides fuel to nuclear power plants. In the past year, CCJ stock has slid 52%. CCJ stock gets a “D” for operating margin growth, an “F” for earnings growth, a “D” for earnings momentum, 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 during the past month and a “D” for cash flow in my Portfolio Grader tool. For more information, view my complete analysis of CCJ stock.

EnCana (NYSE:ECA) is a natural gas producer. A 34% drop in the past year has left shareholders questioning their initial purchase. ECA gets a “D” for sales growth, an “F” for operating margin growth, an “F” for earnings growth and an “F” for cash flow in my Portfolio Grader tool. For more information, view my complete analysis of ECA stock.

EXCO Resources (NYSE:XCO) explores, exploits, develops and produces oil and natural gas properties. XCO stock has dipped 48% in the past 12 months, compared to gains by the broader markets. XCO gets an “F” for operating margin growth, a “D” 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 during the past month and an “F” for cash flow in my Portfolio Grader tool. For more information, view my complete analysis of XCO stock.

Hess (NYSE:HES) global integrated energy company, known mostly for operating gas stations across the country. In the last year, HES is down 24%. HES stock gets a “D” for operating margin growth, an “F” for earnings growth, a “D” 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 during the past month and an “F” for cash flow in my Portfolio Grader tool. For more information, view my complete analysis of HES stock.

Newfield Exploration (NYSE:NFX) is another independent oil and gas company that makes the list. Compared to gains by the broader markets, NFX has slid 45%. NFX gets a “D” for operating margin growth, 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 during the past month and an “F” for cash flow in my Portfolio Grader tool. For more information, view my complete analysis of NFX stock.

Peabody Energy (NYSE:BTU) owns 28 coal mining properties in the United States. BTU stock has lost 42% since this time last January. BTU gets a “D” its ability to exceed the consensus earnings estimates on Wall Street in my Portfolio Grader tool. For more information, view my complete analysis of BTU stock.

Petroleo Brasileiro (NYSE:PBR), or Petrobras, is a Brazilian integrated oil and gas company that has watched its stock value dip 28% in the past year. PBR gets a “D” for the magnitude in which earnings projections have increased during the past month and a “D” for cash flow in my Portfolio Grader tool. For more information, view my complete analysis of PBR stock.

Talisman Energy (NYSE:TLM) is a global oil and gas company based in Calgary. In the past 12 months, TLM stock has lost nearly 40%. TLM stock gets a “D” for operating margin growth, 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 during the past month and an “F” for cash flow in my Portfolio Grader tool. For more information, view my complete analysis of TLM 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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