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6 Oil and Gas Stocks to Sell Now

CRT, SGY, PETD, HNRG, ZAZA, GEVO slump in weekly rankings

   

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

Cross Timbers Royalty (NYSE:CRT) earns a F (“strong sell”) this week, moving down from last week’s grade of D (“sell”). Cross Timbers Royalty is an express trust in the United States. For Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategory of Sales Growth, CRT also gets an F. The stock price has fallen 7.5% over the past month, worse than the 0.5% decrease the S&P 500 has seen over the same period of time. To get an in-depth look at CRT, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CRT stock.

Stone Energy (NYSE:SGY) is on the decline this week, earning a D (“sell”) after receiving a C (“hold”) last week. Stone Energy is an independent oil and natural gas company engaged in the acquisition, exploration, exploitation, development and operation of oil and gas properties. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Momentum, Earnings Surprise, and Cash Flow. The stock price has fallen 7.3% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SGY stock.

This is a rough week for PDC Energy (NASDAQ:PETD). The company’s rating falls to D from the previous week’s 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. 12, 2012, 17.3% of outstanding PDC Energy shares were held short. For a full analysis of PETD stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

Hallador Energy (NASDAQ:HNRG) experiences a ratings drop this week, going from last week’s C to a D. Hallador Energy processes, mines and sells coal to producers of electric power. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of HNRG stock.

This week, ZaZa Energy‘s (NASDAQ:ZAZA) rating worsens to a D from the company’s C rating a week ago. Toreador Resources is an independent international energy company engaged in the acquisition, development, exploration and production of crude oil. The stock also rates an F in Cash Flow. Wall Street appears to agree with the stock downgrade, with share prices dropping 53.3% over the past month. The trailing PE Ratio for the stock is 121.00. To get an in-depth look at ZAZA, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ZAZA stock.

The rating of Gevo (NASDAQ:GEVO) 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. Share prices fell 37% over the past month. As of Oct. 12, 2012, 12.4% of outstanding Gevo shares were held short. For a full analysis of GEVO stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

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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