7 Oil and Gas Stocks to Buy Now

by Portfolio Grader | August 24, 2012 5:15 pm

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[1] database. Every one of these stocks has an “A” (“strong buy”) or “B” overall (“buy”) rating.

This week, Kinder Morgan Energy Partners (NYSE:KMP[2]) 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[3].

Enbridge Energy Partners (NYSE:EEP[4]) 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[5].

This week, Enterprise Products Partners‘s (NYSE:EPD[6]) 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[7].

The rating of Global Partners (NYSE:GLP[8]) 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[9].

Rentech Inc. (AMEX:RTK[10]) 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[11].

This is a strong week for Kinder Morgan (NYSE:KMI[12]). 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[13].

Atlas Pipeline (NYSE:APL[14]) 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[15].

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[16].

Endnotes:
  1. Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/
  2. KMP: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=KMP
  3. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of KMP stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=KMP
  4. EEP: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=EEP
  5. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of EEP stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=EEP
  6. EPD: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=EPD
  7. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of EPD stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=EPD
  8. GLP: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=GLP
  9. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of GLP stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=GLP
  10. RTK: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=RTK
  11. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of RTK stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=RTK
  12. KMI: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=KMI
  13. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of KMI stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=KMI
  14. APL: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=APL
  15. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of APL stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=APL
  16. here: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/

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