10 Energy Giants to Uplug From Your Portfolio

by Louis Navellier | April 18, 2012 7:30 am

10 Energy Giants to Uplug From Your Portfolio

enbridge energy oil pipeline 630 300x169 10 Energy Giants to Uplug From Your Portfolio[1]You’d think that amid soaring crude oil prices, now above $100 a barrel, and rising gasoline prices that big oil and energy stocks would be doing well. Unfortunately for investors, it’s not as simple as that. Oil service stocks make their money on exploration for future oil production, and electric utilities and suppliers are seeing margins pinched.

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, 10 energy giants 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.”

Baker Hughes (NYSE:BHI[3]) supplies oilfield services, products, technology and systems to the worldwide oil and natural gas industry. In the last year, BHI stock has dropped 42%, compared to a gain of 5% for the Dow Jones. Baker Hughes stock gets a “D” grade for earnings momentum, a “D” grade for its ability to exceed the consensus earnings estimates on Wall Street, an “F” grade for the magnitude in which earnings projections have increased over the past months and a “D” grade for cash flow. For more information, view my complete analysis of BHI stock[4].

CNOOC (NYSE:CEO[5]) produces offshore crude oil and natural gas. Since last April, CEO stock has dipped 21%. CEO stock gets an “F” grade for sales growth and a “D” grade for cash flow. For more information, view my complete analysis of CEO stock[6].

Devon Energy (NYSE:DVN[7]) is involved with the exploration, development and production of oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids. Devon is down 24% since last April. DVN stock gets a “D” grade for operating margin growth, a “D” grade for the magnitude in which earnings projections have increased over the past months and a “D” grade for cash flow. For more information, view my complete analysis of DVN stock[8].

ENI (NYSE:E[9]) is involved with the generation, transmission and distribution of electric energy in Chile. In the last 12 months, E stock has slid 6%, compared to gains by the broader markets. E stock gets an “F” grade for sales growth, a “D” grade for operating margin growth, a “D” grade for earnings growth, a “D” grade for earnings momentum, a “D” grade for its ability to exceed the consensus earnings estimates on Wall Street and a “D” grade for cash flow. For more information, view my complete analysis of E stock[10].

Hess  (NYSE:HES[11]) explores for, develops, produces, purchases, transports and sells crude oil and natural gas. Hess has dropped 31% in the last year. Hess stock gets a “D” grade for operating margin growth, an “F” grade for earnings growth, an “F” grade for earnings momentum, an “F” grade for its ability to exceed the consensus earnings estimates on Wall Street, a “D” grade for the magnitude in which earnings projections have increased over the past months and an “F” grade for cash flow. For more information, view my complete analysis of HES stock[12].

Petrobras Petroleo Brasileiro (NYSE:PBR[13]) is an integrated oil and gas company based in Brazil. PBR stock is down 36% since this time last year. PBR stock gets “D” grade for operating margin growth, a “D” grade for earnings growth, a “D” grade for earnings momentum, a “D” grade for the magnitude in which earnings projections have increased over the past months and an “F” grade for cash flow. For more information, view my complete analysis of PBR stock[14].

Schlumberger (NYSE:SLB[15]) provides a range of products and services to companies in the oil industry. Since this time last year, Schlumberger has lost 22%, compared to gains by the broader markets. SLB stock gets a “D” grade for operating margin growth and a “D” grade for the magnitude in which earnings projections have increased over the past months. For more information, view my complete analysis of SLB stock[16].

Suncor Energy  (NYSE:SU[17]) is an independent energy company that has posted a loss of 30% in the last year. Suncor stock gets a “D” grade for sales growth and a “D” grade for earnings momentum. For more information, view my complete analysis of SU stock[18].

Tenaris (NYSE:TS[19]) is involved with steel pipe manufacturing and distributing businesses. In the last 12 months, TS stock is down 29%. Tenaris stock gets a “D” grade for cashflow. For more information, view my complete analysis of TS stock[20].

Total  (NYSE:TOT[21]) is an integrated international oil and gas company in Europe. While the broader markets have posted gains in the last 12 months, Total stock is down 20%. TOT stock gets a “D” grade for earnings momentum and a “D” grade for cash flow. For more information, view my complete analysis of TOT stock[22].

Get more analysis of these picks and other publicly-traded stocks with Louis Navellier’s Portfolio Grader[23] tool, a 100% free stock-rating tool that measures both quantitative buying pressure and eight fundamental factors.

 

Endnotes:
  1. [Image]: http://investorplace.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/enbridge-energy-oil-pipeline-630.jpg
  2. Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/
  3. BHI: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=BHI
  4. For more information, view my complete analysis of BHI stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?q=bhi&submit=submit&type=site
  5. CEO: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=CEO
  6. For more information, view my complete analysis of CEO stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?q=ceo&submit=submit&type=site
  7. DVN: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=DVN
  8. For more information, view my complete analysis of DVN stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?q=dvn&submit=submit&type=site
  9. E: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=E
  10. For more information, view my complete analysis of E stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?q=e&submit=submit&type=site
  11. HES: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=HES
  12. For more information, view my complete analysis of HES stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?q=hes&submit=submit&type=site
  13. PBR: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=PBR
  14. For more information, view my complete analysis of PBR stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?q=pbr&submit=submit&type=site
  15. SLB: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=SLB
  16. For more information, view my complete analysis of SLB stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?q=slb&submit=submit&type=site
  17. SU: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=SU
  18. For more information, view my complete analysis of SU stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?q=su&submit=submit&type=site
  19. TS: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=TS
  20. For more information, view my complete analysis of TS stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?q=ts&submit=submit&type=site
  21. TOT: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=TOT
  22. For more information, view my complete analysis of TOT stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?q=tot&submit=submit&type=site
  23. Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/

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