13 Oil and Gas Stocks to Sell Now

by Portfolio Grader | October 5, 2012 7:15 pm

The overall ratings of 13 Oil and Gas stocks are down on Portfolio Grader[1] this week. Each of these rates a “D” (“sell”) or “F” overall (“strong sell”).

This week, McMoRan Exploration (NYSE:MMR[2]) falls to a D (“sell”), worse than last week’s grade of C (“hold”). 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 fallen 13.1% over the past month, worse than the 4% increase the S&P 500 has seen over the same period of time. As of Oct. 5, 2012, 15% of outstanding McMoRan Exploration shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MMR stock[3].

VOC Energy‘s (NYSE:VOC[4]) rating weakens this week, dropping to a D versus last week’s C. VOC Energy Trust is a Delaware statutory trust. To get an in-depth look at VOC, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of VOC stock[5].

This week, ENI S.p.A. (NYSE:E[6]) drops from a C to a D rating. Eni works in oil and gas exploration and production, gas marketing operations, management of gas infrastructures, power generation, petrochemicals and oil field services. The stock also gets an F in Earnings Surprise. For a full analysis of E stock, visit Portfolio Grader[7].

Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE:RDS.B[8]) gets weaker ratings this week as last week’s C drops to a D. Royal Dutch Shell explores for, produces, and refines petroleum. The stock also rates an F in Earnings Surprise. The stock price fell 0.4% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of RDS.B stock[9].

Anadarko Petroleum (NYSE:APC[10]) ratings are on the decline this week as the company earns a F (“strong sell”). Last week, it received a D (“sell”). Anadarko Petroleum is an independent energy company that explores for, develops and produces natural gas, crude oil and natural gas liquids. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Growth, Equity, and Cash Flow. Margin Growth and Sales Growth also get F’s. For a full analysis of APC stock, visit Portfolio Grader[11].

Total S.A. (NYSE:TOT[12]) experiences a ratings drop this week, going from last week’s C to a D. Total is an international oil and gas company engaged in all aspects of the petroleum industry. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Growth and Sales Growth. To get an in-depth look at TOT, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of TOT stock[13].

The rating of PDC Energy (NASDAQ:PETD[14]) slips from a C 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 Oct. 5, 2012, 17.9% of outstanding PDC Energy shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PETD stock[15].

Slipping from a C to a D rating, Oasis Petroleum (NYSE:OAS[16]) takes a hit this week. Oasis Petroleum is an independant exploration and production company focused on the acquisition and development of unconventional oil and natural gas resources. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Momentum and Cash Flow. To get an in-depth look at OAS, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of OAS stock[17].

This is a rough week for Marathon Oil (NYSE:MRO[18]). The company’s rating falls to D from the previous week’s C. Marathon Oil is an independent international energy company engaged in exploration and production, oil sands mining and integrated gas. For a full analysis of MRO stock, visit Portfolio Grader[19].

Statoil (NYSE:STO[20]) earns a D this week, falling from last week’s grade of C. StatoilHydro ASA is involved in the development, production, transportation and marketing of crude oil, natural gas and extract natural gas liquids. To get an in-depth look at STO, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of STO stock[21].

Dorchester Minerals (NASDAQ:DMLP[22]) earns a D this week, moving down from last week’s grade of C. Dorchester Minerals acquires, owns, and administers producing and nonproducing natural gas and crude oil royalty, net profits, and leasehold interests in the United States. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of DMLP stock[23].

This week, Scorpio Tankers‘s (NYSE:STNG[24]) rating worsens to a D from the company’s C rating a week ago. Scorpio Tankers provides seaborne transportation of crude oil and other petroleum products worldwide. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Revisions, Equity, and Cash Flow. For a full analysis of STNG stock, visit Portfolio Grader[25].

Gevo (NASDAQ:GEVO[26]) is having a tough week. The company’s rating falls from a D to a F rating. 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 36.9% over the past month. As of Oct. 5, 2012, 11.5% of outstanding Gevo shares were held short. To get an in-depth look at GEVO, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of GEVO stock[27].

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[28].

Endnotes:
  1. Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/
  2. MMR: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=MMR
  3. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MMR stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=MMR
  4. VOC: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=VOC
  5. To get an in-depth look at VOC, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of VOC stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=VOC
  6. E: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=E
  7. For a full analysis of E stock, visit Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=E
  8. RDS.B: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=RDS.B
  9. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of RDS.B stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=RDS.B
  10. APC: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=APC
  11. For a full analysis of APC stock, visit Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=APC
  12. TOT: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=TOT
  13. To get an in-depth look at TOT, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of TOT stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=TOT
  14. PETD: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=PETD
  15. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PETD stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=PETD
  16. OAS: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=OAS
  17. To get an in-depth look at OAS, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of OAS stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=OAS
  18. MRO: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=MRO
  19. For a full analysis of MRO stock, visit Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=MRO
  20. STO: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=STO
  21. To get an in-depth look at STO, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of STO stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=STO
  22. DMLP: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=DMLP
  23. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of DMLP stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=DMLP
  24. STNG: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=STNG
  25. For a full analysis of STNG stock, visit Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=STNG
  26. GEVO: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=GEVO
  27. To get an in-depth look at GEVO, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of GEVO stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=GEVO
  28. here: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/

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