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3 Oil and Gas Stocks to Buy Now

CLR, EPL, CHKM improve in weekly rankings

   

This week, three Oil and Gas stocks are improving their overall rating on Portfolio Grader. Each of these rates an “A” (“strong buy”) or “B” overall (“buy”).

Continental Resources (NYSE:CLR) ups its rating to a B (“buy”) this week after earning a C (“hold”) in the week before. Continental Resources explores for, develops, and produces oil and natural gas properties in the United States. In Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategories of Earnings Growth, Equity, Margin Growth, and Sales Growth, CLR also gets A’s. Shares of CLR have increased 14.3% over the past month, better than the 3.9% increase the S&P 500 has seen over the same period of time. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CLR stock.

Energy Partners (NYSE:EPL) gets a higher grade this week, advancing from a C last week to a B. Energy Partners is an independent oil and natural gas exploration and production company. Investors have pushed the stock price up 13.3% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of EPL stock.

Chesapeake Midstream Partners (NYSE:CHKM) improves from a C to a B rating this week. Chesapeake Midstream Partners owns, operates, develops, and acquires natural gas, natural gas liquids, and oil gathering systems, as well as other midstream energy assets in the United States. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CHKM 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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