17 Oil and Gas Stocks to Sell Now

by Portfolio Grader | October 26, 2012 10:00 am

For the current week, the overall ratings of 17 Oil and Gas stocks are worse, according to the Portfolio Grader[1] database. Each of these rates a “D” (“sell”) or “F” overall (“strong sell”).

Legacy Reserves‘ (NASDAQ:LGCY[2]) rating falls to a D (“sell”) this week, down from C (“hold”) the week prior. Legacy Reserves acquires and explores for oil and natural gas properties in the United States. In Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategories of Earnings Momentum, Earnings Revisions, and Earnings Surprise, LGCY also gets an F. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of LGCY stock[3].

This week, Pioneer Southwest Energy Partners (NYSE:PSE[4]) drops from a C to a D rating. Pioneer Southwest Energy Partners seeks to own and acquire developed oil and gas properties. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Momentum, Earnings Surprise, and Sales Growth. For a full analysis of PSE stock, visit Portfolio Grader[5].

TransCanada‘s (NYSE:TRP[6]) rating weakens this week, dropping to a D versus last week’s C. TransCanada develops and operates energy infrastructures, including natural gas pipelines. The stock also rates an F in Sales Growth. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of TRP stock[7].

EXCO Resources (NYSE:XCO[8]) earns a F (“strong sell”) this week, moving down from last week’s grade of D (“sell”). EXCO Resources is an oil and natural gas company involved in the exploration, exploitation, development and production of onshore North American oil and natural gas properties. As of Oct. 26, 2012, 11.3% of outstanding EXCO Resources shares were held short. For a full analysis of XCO stock, visit Portfolio Grader[9].

This is a rough week for SandRidge Energy (NYSE:SD[10]). The company’s rating falls to D from the previous week’s C. SandRidge Energy explores and produces natural gas and crude oil. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Revisions and Cash Flow. The stock price has fallen 8.5% over the past month, worse than the 2% decrease the S&P 500 has seen over the same period of time. As of Oct. 26, 2012, 10.4% of outstanding SandRidge Energy shares were held short. To get an in-depth look at SD, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SD stock[11].

Northern Oil & Gas (AMEX:NOG[12]) gets weaker ratings this week as last week’s D drops to a F. Northern Oil & Gas is an independent energy company that acquires, explores, exploits and develops oil and natural gas properties. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Momentum and Cash Flow. As of Oct. 26, 2012, 16.3% of outstanding Northern Oil & Gas shares were held short. For a full analysis of NOG stock, visit Portfolio Grader[13].

Anadarko Petroleum‘s (NYSE:APC[14]) rating weakens this week, dropping to a F versus last week’s D. 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. Wall Street appears to agree with the stock downgrade, with share prices dropping 3.7% over the past month. To get an in-depth look at APC, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of APC stock[15].

The rating of EQT Corp. (NYSE:EQT[16]) declines this week from a D to a F. EQT offers energy products, primarily natural gas and NGLs, and services to wholesale and retail customers in the United States. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Growth, Earnings Momentum, Cash Flow, and Sales Growth. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of EQT stock[17].

ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP[18]) experiences a ratings drop this week, going from last week’s C to a D. ConocoPhillips is an international company involved in the exploration, production, refining, and marketing of energy. The stock also gets an F in Sales Growth. For a full analysis of COP stock, visit Portfolio Grader[19].

Energy Transfer Partners (NYSE:ETP[20]) earns a D this week, moving down from last week’s grade of C. Energy Transfer Partners is involved in natural gas processing, transportation and marketing operations. It also sells propane and propane-related products and services to residential, commercial, industrial and agricultural customers. The stock receives F’s in Earnings Growth, Earnings Revisions, and Earnings Surprise. Cash Flow and Sales Growth also get F’s. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ETP stock[21].

The rating of Southwestern Energy (NYSE:SWN[22]) slips from a D to a F. Southwestern Energy is an independent company mainly engaged in natural gas and crude oil exploration, development and production within the United States. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Growth, Earnings Momentum, and Cash Flow. Margin Growth and Sales Growth also get F’s. To get an in-depth look at SWN, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SWN stock[23].

PDC Energy (NASDAQ:PETD[24]) earns a D this week, falling from last week’s grade of C. 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. 26, 2012, 18.6% of outstanding PDC Energy shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PETD stock[25].

Slipping from a C to a D rating, Oasis Petroleum (NYSE:OAS[26]) 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[27].

This week, Gulfport Energy (NASDAQ:GPOR[28]) drops from a C to a D rating. Gulfport Energy owns and operates oil and gas properties in the Louisiana Gulf Coast area of the United States. For a full analysis of GPOR stock, visit Portfolio Grader[29].

Kosmos Energy (NYSE:KOS[30]) is having a tough week. The company’s rating falls from a D to a F rating. Kosmos Energy is an oil and gas exploration and production company. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Momentum and Sales Growth. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of KOS stock[31].

This week, PetroQuest Energy‘s (NYSE:PQ[32]) rating worsens to a F from the company’s D rating a week ago. 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. Investors seem to agree with the downgrade and have pushed down the share price 3.3% over the past month. To get an in-depth look at PQ, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PQ stock[33].

The rating of Gevo (NASDAQ:GEVO[34]) slips from a D to a F. Gevo operates as a technology development company for biobutanol. The stock gets F’s in Equity, Cash Flow, and Sales Growth. As of Oct. 26, 2012, 15.3% of outstanding Gevo shares were held short. For a full analysis of GEVO stock, visit Portfolio Grader[35].

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[36].

Endnotes:
  1. Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/
  2. LGCY: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=LGCY
  3. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of LGCY stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=LGCY
  4. PSE: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=PSE
  5. For a full analysis of PSE stock, visit Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=PSE
  6. TRP: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=TRP
  7. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of TRP stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=TRP
  8. XCO: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=XCO
  9. For a full analysis of XCO stock, visit Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=XCO
  10. SD: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=SD
  11. To get an in-depth look at SD, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SD stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=SD
  12. NOG: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=NOG
  13. For a full analysis of NOG stock, visit Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=NOG
  14. APC: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=APC
  15. To get an in-depth look at APC, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of APC stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=APC
  16. EQT: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=EQT
  17. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of EQT stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=EQT
  18. COP: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=COP
  19. For a full analysis of COP stock, visit Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=COP
  20. ETP: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ETP
  21. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ETP stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ETP
  22. SWN: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=SWN
  23. To get an in-depth look at SWN, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SWN stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=SWN
  24. PETD: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=PETD
  25. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PETD stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=PETD
  26. OAS: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=OAS
  27. 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
  28. GPOR: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=GPOR
  29. For a full analysis of GPOR stock, visit Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=GPOR
  30. KOS: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=KOS
  31. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of KOS stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=KOS
  32. PQ: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=PQ
  33. To get an in-depth look at PQ, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PQ stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=PQ
  34. GEVO: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=GEVO
  35. For a full analysis of GEVO stock, visit Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=GEVO
  36. here: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/

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