Drill for Profits in These 7 Oil & Gas Stocks

by Louis Navellier | March 30, 2012 6:00 am

Drill for Profits in These 7 Oil & Gas Stocks

Crude oil continues to creep upwards and $5 gas[1] seems just around the corner for some Americans. And while this trend is probably not good for many businesses or consumers, the bottom line is that expensive crude is good for the bottom line if you’re in the oil & gas biz.

I watch more than 5,000 publicly traded companies with my Portfolio Grader[2] tool, ranking companies by a number of fundamental and quantitative measures. And this week, I’ve uncovered seven oil and gas stocks to buy.

Each one of these stocks gets an “A” or “B” according to my research, meaning it is a “strong buy” or “buy.” Here they are:

China Petroleum & Chemical (NYSE:SNP[3]) is an energy and chemical company that rounds out the list with a gain of 12%. Also known as Sinopec, China Petroleum gets an “A” grade for cash flow, and a “B” grade for return on equity. For more information, view my complete analysis of SNP stock[4].

El Paso (NYSE:EP[5]) is involved with natural gas transmission, as well as exploration and production. EP is the big winner on this list, up 69% in the last 12 months. El Paso stock gets a “B” grade for sales growth, an “A” grade for earnings growth, an “A” grade for earnings momentum, and a “B” grade for return on equity. For more information, view my complete analysis of EP stock[6].

Enbridge (NYSE:ENB[7]) is a transporter and distributor of energy that has watched its stock value increase 30% in the last year. Enbridge stock gets a “B” grade for sales growth, a “B” grade for the magnitude in which earnings projections have increased over the past months, and a “B” grade for return on equity. For more information, view my complete analysis of ENB stock[8].

Kinder Morgan Energy Partners  (NYSE:KMP[9]) is a pipeline transportation and energy storage company that operates in Houston. Kinder Morgan Partners stock is up 12% in the last year. KMP stock gets a “B” grade for earnings growth, an “A” grade for earnings momentum, and a “B” grade for the magnitude in which earnings projections have increased over the past months. For more information, view my complete analysis of KMP stock[10].

Kinder Morgan (NYSE:KMI[11]) is an energy holding company, and the parent of KMP. In the last 12 months, KMI stock has jumped 33%. KMI stock gets a “B” grade for sales growth, a “B” grade for the magnitude in which earnings projections have increased over the past months, and an “A” grade for return on equity. For more information, view my complete analysis of KMI stock[12].

Spectra Energy (NYSE:SE[13]) operates a portfolio of natural gas-related energy assets. Since this time last March, Spectera has posted a gain of 18%. SE stock gets a “B” grade for the magnitude in which earnings projections have increased over the past months, and a “B” grade for return on equity. For more information, view my complete analysis of SE stock[14].

TransCanada (NYSE:TRP[15]) works with natural gas pipelines, oil pipelines and energy. In the last year, TransCanada stock has gained 8%. TR stock gets a “B” grade for operating margin growth, and a “B” grade for earnings growth. For more information, view my complete analysis of TRP stock[16].

Get more analysis of these picks and other publicly-traded stocks with Louis Navellier’s Portfolio Grader[17] tool, a 100% free stock-rating tool that measures both quantitative buying pressure and eight fundamental factors

Endnotes:
  1. $5 gas: http://investorplace.com/2012/03/u-s-gas-prices-state-by-state/
  2. Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/
  3. SNP: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=SNP
  4. For more information, view my complete analysis of SNP stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?q=snp&submit=submit&type=site
  5. EP: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=EP
  6. For more information, view my complete analysis of EP stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?q=ep&submit=submit&type=site
  7. ENB: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=ENB
  8. For more information, view my complete analysis of ENB stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?q=enb&submit=submit&type=site
  9. KMP: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=KMP
  10. For more information, view my complete analysis of KMP stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?q=kmp&submit=submit&type=site
  11. KMI: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=KMI
  12. For more information, view my complete analysis of KMI stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?q=kmi&submit=submit&type=site
  13. SE: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=SE
  14. For more information, view my complete analysis of SE stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?q=se&submit=submit&type=site
  15. TRP: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=TRP
  16. For more information, view my complete analysis of TRP stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?q=trp&submit=submit&type=site
  17. Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/

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