11 Oil and Gas Stocks to Buy Now

KMP, HEP, BWP, ETP, ETE, GLP, KMI, PBA, CPLP, CHKM, UGP improve in weekly rankings

   
11 Oil and Gas Stocks to Buy Now

This week, eleven Oil and Gas stocks are improving their overall ratings on Portfolio Grader. Each of these stocks is rated an “A” (“strong buy”) or “B” overall (“buy”).

Kinder Morgan Energy Partners (NYSE:KMP) is making headway this week, with the company’s rating improving to an A (“strong buy”) from a B (“buy”) last week. Kinder Morgan Energy Partners operates pipelines and terminals. In Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategories of Earnings Growth and Earnings Momentum, KMP also gets A’s. Shares of KMP have increased 7.6% over the past month, better than the 2% increase the S&P 500 has seen over the same period of time. The stock’s dividend yield is 4.9%. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of KMP stock.

This week, Holly Energy‘s (NYSE:HEP) ratings are up from a B last week to an A. Holly Energy Partners operates a system of refined product pipelines and distribution terminals primarily in West Texas, New Mexico, Utah, and Arizona. Wall Street seems to agree with the upgrade and has propelled the stock up 15% over the past month. The stock has a dividend yield of 3.6%. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of HEP stock.

Boardwalk Pipeline (NYSE:BWP) is bumping up its rating from a C (“hold”) to a B (“buy”) this week. Boardwalk Pipeline Partners engages in the ownership and operation of integrated natural gas pipelines and storage systems in the United States. Investors seem to agree with the upgraded status of the stock, and have pushed the stock up 7.4% over the past month. The current dividend yield is 2.1%. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BWP stock.

This week, Energy Transfer Partners (NYSE:ETP) pushes up from a C to a B rating. Energy Transfer Partners is involved in natural gas processing, transportation and marketing operations. It also sells propane and propane-related products and services to residential, commercial, industrial and agricultural customers. At present, the stock has a dividend yield of 3.6%. The stock currently has a trailing PE Ratio of 9.3. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ETP stock.

Energy Transfer Equity (NYSE:ETE) shows solid improvement this week. The company’s rating rises from a C to a B. Energy Transfer Equity owns equity interests in Energy Transfer Partners, a limited partnership involved in the natural gas midstream, transportation, and storage business, as well as a retail propane business. The stock’s dividend yield is 2.5%. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ETE stock.

Global Partners (NYSE:GLP) boosts its rating from a C to a B this week. Global Partners owns, controls or has access to a terminal network of refined petroleum products in New England, located in the United States. At present, the stock has a dividend yield of 2.1%. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of GLP stock.

Kinder Morgan (NYSE:KMI) earns an A this week, jumping up from last week’s grade of B. Kinder Morgan Energy Partners is a pipeline transportation and energy storage company. Wall Street has pushed the stock higher by 15.2% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of KMI stock.

This is a strong week for Pembina Pipeline (NYSE:PBA). The company’s rating climbs to B from the previous week’s C. Pembina Pipeline transports, stores, and markets petroleum products. Investors have pushed the stock price up 6.9% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PBA stock.

Capital Product Partners‘s (NASDAQ:CPLP) gets a higher grade this week, advancing from a C last week to a B. Capital Product Partners charters its vessels to be engaged in the seaborne transportation services of crude oil and refined petroleum products, edible oils, and soft chemicals. The stock’s trailing PE Ratio is 4.8. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CPLP stock.

Chesapeake Midstream Partners‘s (NYSE:CHKM) ratings are looking better this week, moving up to a B from last week’s C. Chesapeake Midstream Partners owns, operates, develops, and acquires natural gas, natural gas liquids, and oil gathering systems, as well as other midstream energy assets in the United States. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CHKM stock.

Ultrapar Participacoes (NYSE:UGP) improves from a B to an A rating this week. Ultrapar Holdings operates in the segment of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) distribution, light fuel & lubricant distribution, and related business in Southern and Southeastern Brazil, production and marketing of chemicals, and provision of integrated logistics solution services for special bulk cargo. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of UGP stock.

Louis Navellier’s proprietary Portfolio Grader stock ranking system assesses roughly 5,000 companies every week based on a number of fundamental and quantitative measures. Stocks are given a letter grade based on their results — with A being “strong buy,” and F being “strong sell.” Explore the tool here.


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