22 Oil and Gas Stocks to Sell Now

by Portfolio Grader | August 17, 2012 5:00 pm

22 Oil and Gas Stocks to Sell Now

The ratings of 22 Oil and Gas stocks are down this week, according to the Portfolio Grader[1] database. Each of these rates a “D” (“sell”) or “F” overall (“strong sell”).

McMoRan Exploration (NYSE:MMR[2]) is on the decline this week, earning a D (“sell”) after receiving a C (“hold”) last week. McMoran Exploration explores for and produces oil and gas offshore in the Gulf of Mexico and onshore in the Gulf Coast area. In Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategories of Earnings Momentum, Earnings Revisions, Equity, Cash Flow, and Sales Growth, MMR also gets F’s. As of Aug. 17, 14.5% of outstanding McMoRan Exploration shares were held short. For a full analysis of MMR stock, visit Portfolio Grader[3].

Slipping from a C to a D rating, MV Oil (NYSE:MVO[4]) takes a hit this week. MV Oil Trust owns interest in oil and natural gas properties. The price of MVO has declined 1% from a month ago, worse than the S&P 500′s 3.8% increase during the same period. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MVO stock[5].

This week, Legacy Reserves (NASDAQ:LGCY[6]) drops from a C to a D rating. Legacy Reserves acquires and explores for oil and natural gas properties in the United States. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Momentum and Earnings Surprise. Company shares dropped 1.7% since last month. To get an in-depth look at LGCY, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of LGCY stock[7].

This week, Vanguard Natural Resources‘s (NYSE:VNR[8]) rating worsens to a D from the company’s C rating a week ago. Vanguard Natural Resources is an independent natural gas and oil company. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Momentum, Earnings Surprise, and Cash Flow. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of VNR stock[9].

Penn Virginia Resource‘s (NYSE:PVR[10]) rating weakens this week, dropping to a D versus last week’s C. Penn Virginia Resource Partners owns and operates a network of natural gas pipelines and processing plants which provide gathering, transportation, compression, processing, dehydration and related services to natural gas producers. The stock rates an F in Earnings Growth, Earnings Momentum, and Earnings Revisions. Equity, Cash Flow, and Margin Growth also get F’s. Since last month, shares of PVR have gone down 3.7%. To get an in-depth look at PVR, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PVR stock[11].

The rating of Occidental Petroleum (NYSE:OXY[12]) slips from a C to a D. Occidental Petroleum explores for, develops, produces, and markets crude oil and natural gas. The stock also gets an F in Sales Growth. For a full analysis of OXY stock, visit Portfolio Grader[13].

Southwestern Energy (NYSE:SWN[14]) earns an F (“strong sell”) this week, moving down from last week’s grade of D (“sell”). Southwestern Energy is an independent company mainly engaged in natural gas and crude oil exploration, development and production within the United States. The stock receives F’s in Earnings Growth, Earnings Momentum, and Cash Flow. Margin Growth and Sales Growth also get F’s. To get an in-depth look at SWN, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SWN stock[15].

Williams Partners (NYSE:WPZ[16]) earns a D this week, falling from last week’s grade of C. Williams Partners is engaged in the business of gathering, transporting, processing and treating natural gas, as well as fractionating and storing natural gas liquids. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Revisions and Earnings Surprise. The stock price has dropped 6.4% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of WPZ stock[17].

This is a rough week for Apache (NYSE:APA[18]). The company’s rating falls to F from the previous week’s D. Apache is an energy company that discovers, develops and produces natural gas, crude oil and natural gas liquids. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Growth, Earnings Momentum, Earnings Surprise, and Sales Growth. For a full analysis of APA stock, visit Portfolio Grader[19].

The rating of Denbury Resources (NYSE:DNR[20]) declines this week from a C to a D. Denbury Resources is an independent company that acquires and develops oil and natural gas properties. The stock also gets an F in Earnings Momentum. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of DNR stock[21].

PDC Energy (NASDAQ:PETD[22]) earns a D this week, moving down from last week’s grade of C. PDC is an oil and gas company with drilling and production operations in the Rocky Mountains, the Appalachian Basin, and Michigan. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Revisions and Cash Flow. As of Aug. 17, 18.3% of outstanding PDC Energy shares were held short. To get an in-depth look at PETD, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PETD stock[23].

Denison Mines (AMEX:DNN[24]) experiences a ratings drop this week, going from last week’s C to a D. Denison Mines is engaged in uranium exploration, development, mining and milling with active uranium mining projects in both the United States and Canada and development projects in Canada, Zambia and Mongolia. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Revisions, Equity, and Cash Flow. For a full analysis of DNN stock, visit Portfolio Grader[25].

Crosstex Energy (NASDAQ:XTEX[26]) gets weaker ratings this week as last week’s C drops to a D. Crosstex Energy operates as an independent midstream energy company. The stock receives F’s in Earnings Revisions, Equity, Cash Flow, and Sales Growth. Share prices fell 11.9% over the past month. To get an in-depth look at XTEX, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of XTEX stock[27].

Gran Tierra Energy (AMEX:GTE[28]) is having a tough week. The company’s rating falls from a D to an F rating. Gran Tierra Energy is an international oil and gas exploration and production company. The stock receives F’s in Earnings Growth, Earnings Momentum, and Earnings Revisions. Earnings Surprise, Cash Flow, and Sales Growth also get F’s. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of GTE stock[29].

Oasis Petroleum (NYSE:OAS[30]) earns a D this week, falling from last week’s grade of C. Oasis Petroleum is an independant exploration and production company focused on the acquisition and development of unconventional oil and natural gas resources. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Momentum and Cash Flow. For a full analysis of OAS stock, visit Portfolio Grader[31].

Slipping from a D to an F rating, EV Energy (NASDAQ:EVEP[32]) takes a hit this week. EV Energy acquires, develops and produces oil and natural gas properties in the United States. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Growth, Earnings Momentum, and Earnings Surprise. Cash Flow and Sales Growth also get F’s. EVEP shares are down 1.3% since last month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of EVEP stock[33].

Crestwood Midstream Partner (NYSE:CMLP[34]) experiences a ratings drop this week, going from last week’s C to a D. Crestwood Midstream Partners owns and operates fee-based gathering, processing, treating, and compression assets that serve natural gas producers in the Barnett Shale geologic formation in the Fort Worth Basin of north Texas. In Earnings Growth, Earnings Revisions, Earnings Surprise, and Sales Growth the stock gets F’s. The stock price has fallen 18.3% over the past month. The trailing PE Ratio for the stock is 33.1. For a full analysis of CMLP stock, visit Portfolio Grader[35].

Sabine Royalty Trust (NYSE:SBR[36]) gets weaker ratings this week as last week’s C drops to a D. Sabine Royalty Trust is an express trust that receives a distribution of royalty and mineral interests from certain oil and gas properties located in Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. The stock also rates an F in Sales Growth. To get an in-depth look at SBR, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SBR stock[37].

The rating of Imperial Oil (AMEX:IMO[38]) declines this week from a C to a D. Imperial Oil produces and refines natural gas and petroleum products and manufactures petrochemicals. The stock also gets an F in Sales Growth. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of IMO stock[39].

This week, Eagle Rock Energy‘s (NASDAQ:EROC[40]) rating worsens to a D from the company’s C rating a week ago. Eagle Rock Energy engages in gathering, compressing, treating, processing, transporting, marketing, and trading natural gas, as well as fractionating and transporting natural gas liquids. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Momentum and Earnings Surprise. Investors seem to agree with the downgrade and have pushed down the share price 3.8% over the past month. To get an in-depth look at EROC, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of EROC stock[41].

This week, Triangle Petroleum (AMEX:TPLM[42]) drops from a C to a D rating. Triangle Petroleum acquires, explores, and develops mineral properties. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Revisions, Equity, and Cash Flow. As of Aug. 17, 10.4% of outstanding Triangle Petroleum shares were held short. For a full analysis of TPLM stock, visit Portfolio Grader[43].

This is a rough week for Advantage Oil & Gas (NYSE:AAV[44]). The company’s rating falls to F from the previous week’s D. Advantage Oil & Gas is actively engaged in the business of oil and gas exploitation, development, acquisition and production. The stock receives F’s in Earnings Growth, Equity, Cash Flow, and Sales Growth. Wall Street appears to agree with the stock downgrade, with share prices dropping 5.2% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AAV stock[45].

Louis Navellier’s proprietary Portfolio Grader[1] 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[46].

Endnotes:
  1. Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/
  2. MMR: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=MMR
  3. For a full analysis of MMR stock, visit Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=MMR
  4. MVO: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=MVO
  5. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MVO stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=MVO
  6. LGCY: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=LGCY
  7. To get an in-depth look at LGCY, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of LGCY stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=LGCY
  8. VNR: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=VNR
  9. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of VNR stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=VNR
  10. PVR: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=PVR
  11. To get an in-depth look at PVR, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PVR stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=PVR
  12. OXY: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=OXY
  13. For a full analysis of OXY stock, visit Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=OXY
  14. SWN: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=SWN
  15. To get an in-depth look at SWN, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SWN stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=SWN
  16. WPZ: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=WPZ
  17. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of WPZ stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=WPZ
  18. APA: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=APA
  19. For a full analysis of APA stock, visit Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=APA
  20. DNR: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=DNR
  21. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of DNR stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=DNR
  22. PETD: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=PETD
  23. To get an in-depth look at PETD, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PETD stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=PETD
  24. DNN: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=DNN
  25. For a full analysis of DNN stock, visit Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=DNN
  26. XTEX: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=XTEX
  27. To get an in-depth look at XTEX, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of XTEX stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=XTEX
  28. GTE: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=GTE
  29. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of GTE stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=GTE
  30. OAS: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=OAS
  31. For a full analysis of OAS stock, visit Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=OAS
  32. EVEP: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=EVEP
  33. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of EVEP stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=EVEP
  34. CMLP: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CMLP
  35. For a full analysis of CMLP stock, visit Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CMLP
  36. SBR: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=SBR
  37. To get an in-depth look at SBR, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SBR stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=SBR
  38. IMO: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=IMO
  39. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of IMO stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=IMO
  40. EROC: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=EROC
  41. To get an in-depth look at EROC, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of EROC stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=EROC
  42. TPLM: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=TPLM
  43. For a full analysis of TPLM stock, visit Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=TPLM
  44. AAV: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=AAV
  45. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AAV stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=AAV
  46. here: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/

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