6 Oil and Gas Stocks to Buy Now

by Portfolio Grader | August 17, 2012 3:00 pm

Six Oil and Gas stocks are moving up in their overall rating this week, according to the Portfolio Grader[1] database. Every one of these is graded an “A” (“strong buy”) or “B” overall (“buy”).

Kodiak Oil & Gas (NYSE:KOG[2]) is bettering its rating of C (“hold”) from last week to a B (“buy”) this week. Kodiak Oil & Gas is focused on the exploration, exploitation, acquisition and production of natural gas and crude oil in the United States. In Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategories of Earnings Growth, Earnings Momentum, Margin Growth, and Sales Growth, KOG also gets A’s. Shares of the company are up 4.7% from a month ago. This is better than the 4.6% increase seen by the S&P 500 for the same period. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of KOG stock[3].

This week, American Midstream Partners LP (NYSE:AMID[4]) is making solid headway. The company’s rating improves to an A (“strong buy”) from last week’s B (“buy”) rating. American Midstream Partners LP owns, operates, develops and acquires a diversified portfolio of natural gas midstream energy assets. It is engaged in the business of gathering, treating, processing and transporting of natural gas. . For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AMID stock[5].

This week, Tesoro (NYSE:TSO[6]) pushes up from a B to an A rating. Tesoro is an independent company that refines crude oil, sells refined products in bulk and sells motor fuels on the retail market. Shares of TSO have increased 41.2% over the past month. The stock has a trailing PE Ratio of 7.4. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of TSO stock[7].

Miller Energy Resources (NYSE:MILL[8]) boosts its rating from a C to a B this week. Miller Petroleum is an oil and gas exploration, production, and drilling firm. MILL shares have increased 5.7% since last month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MILL stock[9].

This week, China Petroleum & Chemical‘s (NYSE:SNP[10]) ratings are up from a C last week to a B. China Petroleum & Chemical explores for, develops and produces crude oil and natural gas across China. Investors have pushed the stock price up 8.3% over the past month. The current dividend yield is 5.7%. The stock’s trailing PE Ratio is 7.4. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SNP stock[11].

This is a strong week for Niska Gas Storage Partners (NYSE:NKA[12]). The company’s rating climbs to B from the previous week’s C. Niska Gas Storage is an independent owner and operator of natural gas storage assets in North America. The price of NKA has risen 2.3% from a month ago. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NKA stock[13].

Louis Navellier’s proprietary Portfolio Grader[14] 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[15].

Endnotes:
  1. Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/
  2. KOG: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=KOG
  3. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of KOG stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=KOG
  4. AMID: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=AMID
  5. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AMID stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=AMID
  6. TSO: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=TSO
  7. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of TSO stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=TSO
  8. MILL: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=MILL
  9. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MILL stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=MILL
  10. SNP: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=SNP
  11. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SNP stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=SNP
  12. NKA: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=NKA
  13. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NKA stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=NKA
  14. Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/
  15. here: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/

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