5 Oil and Gas Stocks to Buy Now

by Portfolio Grader | October 26, 2012 3:03 pm

The grades of five Oil and Gas stocks are on the rise this week on Portfolio Grader[1]. Each of these stocks is rated an “A” (“strong buy”) or “B” overall (“buy”).

Ship Finance International (NYSE:SFL[2]) is bettering its rating of C (“hold”) from last week to a B (“buy”) this week. Ship Finance International is engaged mainly in the ownership and operation of vessels and offshore-related assets. In Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategories of Earnings Growth, Earnings Momentum, Earnings Surprise, and Equity, SFL also gets A’s. The stock currently has a trailing PE Ratio of 8.00. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SFL stock[3].

This week, StealthGas (NASDAQ:GASS[4]) is showing good progress as the company’s rating jumps from a B (“buy”) last week to an A (“strong buy”). StealthGas offers marine transport services for liquefied petroleum gas producers and users. The stock’s trailing PE Ratio is 5.40. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of GASS stock[5].

This is a strong week for HollyFrontier (NYSE:HFC[6]). The company’s rating climbs to B from the previous week’s C. Holly refines, transports, stores and markets petroleum products. The stock has a trailing PE Ratio of 5.40. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of HFC stock[7].

El Paso Pipeline Partners (NYSE:EPB[8]) shows solid improvement this week. The company’s rating rises from a C to a B. El Paso Pipeline Partners owns and operates natural gas transportation pipelines and storage assets. The stock has a dividend yield of 2.3%. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of EPB stock[9].

Chesapeake Midstream Partners (NYSE:CHKM[10]) 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[11].

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[12].

Endnotes:
  1. Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/
  2. SFL: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=SFL
  3. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SFL stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=SFL
  4. GASS: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=GASS
  5. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of GASS stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=GASS
  6. HFC: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=HFC
  7. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of HFC stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=HFC
  8. EPB: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=EPB
  9. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of EPB stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=EPB
  10. CHKM: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CHKM
  11. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CHKM stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CHKM
  12. here: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/

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