7 Oil and Gas Stocks to Buy Now

KMP, EEP, EPD, GLP, RTK, KMI, APL improve in weekly rankings

   
7 Oil and Gas Stocks to Buy Now

The grades of seven Oil and Gas stocks are better this week, according to the Portfolio Grader database. Every one of these stocks has an “A” (“strong buy”) or “B” overall (“buy”) rating.

This week, Kinder Morgan Energy Partners (NYSE:KMP) is making solid headway. The company’s rating improves to an A (“strong buy”) from last week’s B (“buy”) rating. Kinder Morgan Energy Partners operates pipelines and terminals. In Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategories of Earnings Momentum and Margin Growth, KMP also gets A’s. The stock’s dividend yield is 4.9%. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of KMP stock.

Enbridge Energy Partners (NYSE:EEP) is bumping up its rating from a C (“hold”) to a B (“buy”) this week. Enbridge Energy Partners transports crude oil and natural gas liquids to refineries in the midwestern United States and eastern Canada. The stock has a dividend yield of 2.2%. Shares of the company remained flat from a month ago. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of EEP stock.

This week, Enterprise Products Partners‘s (NYSE:EPD) ratings are up from a B last week to an A. Enterprise Products Partners provides processing and transportation services to producers and consumers of natural gas liquids. At present, the stock has a dividend yield of 2.5%. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of EPD stock.

The rating of Global Partners (NYSE:GLP) moves up this week, rising from a B to an A. Global Partners owns, controls or has access to a terminal network of refined petroleum products in New England, located in the United States. The current dividend yield is 2.1%. Shares of GLP have remained flat since last month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of GLP stock.

Rentech Inc. (AMEX:RTK) boosts its rating from a B to an A this week. Rentech develops and licenses a proprietary and patented process for the conversion of carbon-bearing gases, liquids, and solids into liquid hydrocarbon products. The price of RTK has jumped 15.5% from a month prior. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of RTK stock.

This is a strong week for Kinder Morgan (NYSE:KMI). The company’s rating climbs to A from the previous week’s B. Kinder Morgan Energy Partners is a pipeline transportation and energy storage company. Shares of the company have remained flat since last month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of KMI stock.

Atlas Pipeline (NYSE:APL) is seeing ratings go up from a C last week to a B this week. Atlas Pipeline provides services for gathering natural gas. At present, the stock has a dividend yield of 2.2%. Over the last month, APL shares have increased 5.8%, better than the S&P 500′s 3.1% increase for the same period. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of APL 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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