23 Oil and Gas Stocks to Sell Now

MMR, VQ, REX, NNA, RRC, ARLP, CLD, GEVO, BRY, XEC, PETD, PQ, HNR, TNP, BPT, SNP, RDS.A, IMO, CRT, SZYM, AAV, TAT, EQU slump in weekly rankings

   
23 Oil and Gas Stocks to Sell Now

This week, the ratings of 23 Oil and Gas stocks on Portfolio Grader are down. Each of these rates a “D” (“sell”) or “F” overall (“strong sell”).

McMoRan Exploration (NYSE:MMR) 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. The stock price has dropped 6.4% over the past month, worse than the 2.7% increase the S&P 500 has seen over the same period of time. As of Sept. 7, 14.7% of outstanding McMoRan Exploration shares were held short. For a full analysis of MMR stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

The rating of Venoco (NYSE:VQ) declines this week from a C to a D. Venocois engaged in the acquisition, exploration, exploitation and development of oil and natural gas properties with a focus on properties offshore and onshore California and the Gulf Coast of Texas. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Momentum and Cash Flow. To get an in-depth look at VQ, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of VQ stock.

Rex American Resources‘s (NYSE:REX) rating weakens this week, dropping to a D versus last week’s C. Rex American Resources produces ethanol. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Growth, Earnings Momentum, and Earnings Surprise. The stock price has fallen 0.6% over the past month. For a full analysis of REX stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

Navios Maritime Acquisition (NYSE:NNA) is having a tough week. The company’s rating falls from a C to a D rating. Navios Maritime Acquisition is an owner and operator of tanker vessels focusing in the transportation of petroleum products (clean and dirty) and bulk liquid chemicals. The stock also rates an F in Cash Flow. Share prices fell 9.7% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NNA stock.

Range Resources (NYSE:RRC) earns a D this week, moving down from last week’s grade of C. Range Resources is engaged primarily in the exploration, development and acquisition of natural gas propertie. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Momentum, Earnings Revisions, and Cash Flow. The stock currently has a trailing PE Ratio of 243.9. To get an in-depth look at RRC, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of RRC stock.

Slipping from a C to a D rating, Alliance Resource Partners (NASDAQ:ARLP) takes a hit this week. Alliance Resource Partners produces and markets coal, primarily to major United States utilities and industrial users. The stock also gets an F in Cash Flow. The price of ARLP dropped 1.9% from a month ago. For a full analysis of ARLP stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

Cloud Peak Energy (NYSE:CLD) ratings are on the decline this week as the company earns an F (“strong sell”). Last week, it received a D (“sell”). Cloud Peak Energy engages in the coal mining operations in the Powder River Basin and the United States. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Growth, Earnings Momentum, Cash Flow, and Sales Growth. To get an in-depth look at CLD, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CLD stock.

The rating of Gevo (NASDAQ:GEVO) slips from a D to an F. Gevo operates as a technology development company for biobutanol. The stock gets F’s in Equity, Cash Flow, and Sales Growth. Wall Street appears to agree with the stock downgrade, with share prices dropping 17.1% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of GEVO stock.

Berry Petroleum (NYSE:BRY) experiences a ratings drop this week, going from last week’s D to an F. Berry Petroleum is an independent energy company engaged in the production, development, acquisition, exploitation of and exploration for crude oil and natural gas. The stock receives F’s in Earnings Revisions, Earnings Surprise, Equity, and Margin Growth. Investors seem to agree with the downgrade and have pushed down the share price 4.3% over the past month. To get an in-depth look at BRY, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BRY stock.

This week, Cimarex Energy (NYSE:XEC) drops from a D to an F rating. Cimarex is an oil and gas exploration and production company with operations in Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Kansas and Wyoming. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Growth, Earnings Revisions, and Earnings Surprise. Cash Flow and Sales Growth also get F’s. For a full analysis of XEC stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

PDC Energy (NASDAQ:PETD) gets weaker ratings this week as last week’s C drops to a D. 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 Sept. 7, 17.8% of outstanding PDC Energy shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PETD stock.

PetroQuest Energy (NYSE:PQ) earns an F this week, falling from last week’s grade of D. PetroQuest Energy explores, develops, acquires, and operates oil and gas properties onshore and offshore in the Gulf Coast Region. The stock receives F’s in Earnings Momentum, Equity, and Cash Flow. Margin Growth and Sales Growth also get F’s. For a full analysis of PQ stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

Harvest Natural Resources (NYSE:HNR) experiences a ratings drop this week, going from last week’s C to a D. Harvest Natural Resources is an independent oil and gas exploration and development company with principal operations in Venezuela and Russia. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Revisions, Equity, and Cash Flow. As of Sept. 7, 17.7% of outstanding Harvest Natural Resources shares were held short. To get an in-depth look at HNR, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of HNR stock.

Tsakos Energy Navigation (NYSE:TNP) earns a D this week, moving down from last week’s grade of C. Tsakos Energy Navigation provides international seaborne crude oil and petroleum product transportation services. In Earnings Growth, Equity, Cash Flow, and Margin Growth the stock gets F’s. Share prices fell 1.9% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of TNP stock.

BP Prudhoe Bay Royalty Trust (NYSE:BPT) is having a tough week. The company’s rating falls from a C to a D rating. BP Prudhoe Bay Royalty Trust holds overriding royalty interests constituting a non-operational interest in minerals in the Prudhoe Bay oil field located on the North Slope in Alaska. The stock price has fallen 25.2% over the past month. For a full analysis of BPT stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

This is a rough week for China Petroleum & Chemical (NYSE:SNP). The company’s rating falls to D from the previous week’s C. China Petroleum & Chemical explores for, develops and produces crude oil and natural gas across China. The stock also gets an F in Earnings Revisions. Share prices fell 4.8% over the past month. To get an in-depth look at SNP, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SNP stock.

This week, Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE:RDS.A) drops from a C to a D rating. Royal Dutch Shell explores for, produces, and refines petroleum. The stock also rates an F in Earnings Surprise. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of RDS.A stock.

The rating of Imperial Oil (AMEX:IMO) slips 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. To get an in-depth look at IMO, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of IMO stock.

The rating of Cross Timbers Royalty (NYSE:CRT) declines this week from a C to a D. Cross Timbers Royalty is an express trust in the United States. The stock also gets an F in Sales Growth. Investors seem to agree with the downgrade and have pushed down the share price 10.8% over the past month. For a full analysis of CRT stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

This week, Solazyme‘s (NASDAQ:SZYM) rating worsens to a D from the company’s C rating a week ago. Solazyme develops renewable oil and bio-products. The stock gets F’s in Equity and Cash Flow. Over the last month, shares of the company are down 16.7%. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SZYM stock.

Advantage Oil & Gas (NYSE:AAV) gets weaker ratings this week as last week’s D drops to an F. Advantage Oil & Gas is actively engaged in the business of oil and gas exploitation, development, acquisition and production. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Growth, Earnings Revisions, and Equity. Cash Flow and Sales Growth also get F’s. The price of AAV is down 7.1% from a month ago. For a full analysis of AAV stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

Slipping from a C to a D rating, TransAtlantic Petroleum (AMEX:TAT) takes a hit this week. TransAtlantic Petroleum explores for and produces crude oil and natural gas. The stock gets F’s in Equity and Cash Flow. To get an in-depth look at TAT, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of TAT stock.

Equal Energy‘s (NYSE:EQU) rating weakens this week, dropping to an F versus last week’s D. Equal Energy acquires, drills, operates, and exploits oil and natural gas wells in Western Canada. The stock receives F’s in Earnings Growth, Earnings Momentum, and Earnings Revisions. Equity and Sales Growth also get F’s. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of EQU stock.

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