20 Oil and Gas Stocks to Sell Now

by Portfolio Grader | November 2, 2012 2:31 pm

20 Oil and Gas Stocks to Sell Now

For the current week, the overall ratings of 20 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”).

Pioneer Southwest Energy Partners (NYSE:PSE[2]) is on the decline this week, earning a D (“sell”) after receiving a C (“hold”) last week. Pioneer Southwest Energy Partners seeks to own and acquire developed oil and gas properties. In Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategories of Earnings Momentum and Earnings Surprise, PSE also gets F’s. For a full analysis of PSE stock, visit Portfolio Grader[3].

Encana (NYSE:ECA[4]) ratings are on the decline this week as the company earns a F (“strong sell”). Last week, it received a D (“sell”). Encana Corporation provides energy transportation, distribution, and related services in North America and internationally. The stock receives F’s in Earnings Growth, Earnings Momentum, and Equity. Cash Flow, Margin Growth, and Sales Growth also get F’s. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ECA stock[5].

This week, Consol Energy (NYSE:CNX[6]) drops from a D to a F rating. Consol Energy is an energy producer and energy services provider that mainly serves the electric power generation industry in the United States. The stock also rates an F in Sales Growth. To get an in-depth look at CNX, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CNX stock[7].

Gevo (NASDAQ:GEVO[8]) earns a F this week, moving down from last week’s grade of D. Gevo operates as a technology development company for biobutanol. The stock gets F’s in Equity, Cash Flow, and Sales Growth. As of Nov. 2, 2012, 15.3% of outstanding Gevo shares were held short. For a full analysis of GEVO stock, visit Portfolio Grader[9].

The rating of Martin Midstream Partners (NASDAQ:MMLP[10]) declines this week from a C to a D. Martin Midstream Partners provides marine transportation, terminalling, distribution and logistical services for producers and suppliers of hydrocarbon products, specialty chemicals and other liquids. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Revisions, Earnings Surprise, and Cash Flow. The trailing PE Ratio for the stock is 39.70. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MMLP stock[11].

The rating of Penn Virginia (NYSE:PVA[12]) slips from a C to a D. Penn Virginia explores for and produces oil and natural gas. The stock gets F’s in Equity and Cash Flow. The stock price has fallen 22.8% over the past month, worse than the 1.3% decrease the S&P 500 has seen over the same period of time. To get an in-depth look at PVA, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PVA stock[13].

PDC Energy (NASDAQ:PETD[14]) is having a tough week. The company’s rating falls from a C to a D rating. 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 Nov. 2, 2012, 18.6% of outstanding PDC Energy shares were held short. For a full analysis of PETD stock, visit Portfolio Grader[15].

This week, Clean Energy Fuels‘s (NASDAQ:CLNE[16]) rating worsens to a D from the company’s C rating a week ago. Clean Energy Fuels sells natural gas fueling solutions to its customers mainly in the United States and Canada. The stock gets F’s in Equity and Cash Flow. The stock price has fallen 16.1% over the past month. As of Nov. 2, 2012, 20.7% of outstanding Clean Energy Fuels shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CLNE stock[17].

Slipping from a C to a D rating, Concho Resources (NYSE:CXO[18]) takes a hit this week. Concho Resources engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of oil and natural gas properties in the United States. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Momentum and Earnings Surprise. Share prices fell 9.7% over the past month. To get an in-depth look at CXO, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CXO stock[19].

Copano Energy (NASDAQ:CPNO[20]) experiences a ratings drop this week, going from last week’s C to a D. Copano Energy provides midstream services to natural gas producers in the United States. The stock receives F’s in Equity, Cash Flow, Margin Growth, and Sales Growth. Investors seem to agree with the downgrade and have pushed down the share price 6.3% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CPNO stock[21].

This is a rough week for Abraxas (NASDAQ:AXAS[22]). The company’s rating falls to F from the previous week’s D. Abraxas Petroleum is an independent energy company that engages in the acquisition, development, exploration, and production of oil and gas in the United States and Canada. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Revisions, Earnings Surprise, and Cash Flow. Wall Street appears to agree with the stock downgrade, with share prices dropping 12% over the past month. As of Nov. 2, 2012, 10.5% of outstanding Abraxas shares were held short. For a full analysis of AXAS stock, visit Portfolio Grader[23].

NuSTAR GP Holdings (NYSE:NSH[24]) earns a D this week, falling from last week’s grade of C. Nustar operates oil pipelines, terminals, and storage facilities. In Earnings Growth, Earnings Momentum, Earnings Revisions, and Sales Growth the stock gets F’s. Share prices fell 7.5% over the past month. The stock currently has a trailing PE Ratio of 81.00. To get an in-depth look at NSH, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NSH stock[25].

North European Oil Royalty Trust‘s (NYSE:NRT[26]) rating weakens this week, dropping to a D versus last week’s C. North European Oil Royalty Trust is involved in gas and oil production. It holds overriding royalty rights in certain concessions or leases in the Federal Republic of Germany. The stock also gets an F in Sales Growth. For a full analysis of NRT stock, visit Portfolio Grader[27].

Statoil (NYSE:STO[28]) gets weaker ratings this week as last week’s C drops to a D. StatoilHydro ASA is involved in the development, production, transportation and marketing of crude oil, natural gas and extract natural gas liquids. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of STO stock[29].

The rating of Petrobras Petroleo Brasileiro (NYSE:PBR[30]) slips from a D to a F. Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. explores for and produces oil and natural gas. The stock also gets an F in Cash Flow. The stock price has fallen 7.3% over the past month. To get an in-depth look at PBR, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PBR stock[31].

This week, ECA Marcellus Trust (NYSE:ECT[32]) drops from a C to a D rating. ECA Marcellus Trust holds royalty interests in producing and development horizontal natural gas wells for Energy Corporation of America (ECA). For a full analysis of ECT stock, visit Portfolio Grader[33].

Kosmos Energy (NYSE:KOS[34]) earns a F this week, falling from last week’s grade of D. Kosmos Energy is an oil and gas exploration and production company. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Momentum, Earnings Revisions, and Sales Growth. To get an in-depth look at KOS, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of KOS stock[35].

Hugoton Royalty Trust (NYSE:HGT[36]) gets weaker ratings this week as last week’s D drops to a F. Hugoton Royalty Trust owns net profit interests in natural gas producing properties located in the Hugoton area of Kansas and Oklahoma, the Anadarko Basin of Oklahoma, and the Green River Basin of Wyoming. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Growth and Sales Growth. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of HGT stock[37].

Scorpio Tankers (NYSE:STNG[38]) is having a tough week. The company’s rating falls from a C to a D rating. Scorpio Tankers provides seaborne transportation of crude oil and other petroleum products worldwide. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Momentum, Equity, and Cash Flow. Wall Street appears to agree with the stock downgrade, with share prices dropping 9.2% over the past month. To get an in-depth look at STNG, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of STNG stock[39].

Frontline‘s (NYSE:FRO[40]) rating weakens this week, dropping to a F versus last week’s D. Frontline owns a fleet of very large crude carriers and Suezmax tankers that transport crude oil and oil products between ports. 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 19.4% over the past month. As of Nov. 2, 2012, 13% of outstanding Frontline shares were held short. For a full analysis of FRO stock, visit Portfolio Grader[41].

Louis Navellier’s proprietary Portfolio Grader[42] 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[43].

Endnotes:
  1. Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/
  2. PSE: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=PSE
  3. For a full analysis of PSE stock, visit Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=PSE
  4. ECA: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ECA
  5. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ECA stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ECA
  6. CNX: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CNX
  7. To get an in-depth look at CNX, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CNX stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CNX
  8. GEVO: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=GEVO
  9. For a full analysis of GEVO stock, visit Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=GEVO
  10. MMLP: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=MMLP
  11. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MMLP stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=MMLP
  12. PVA: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=PVA
  13. To get an in-depth look at PVA, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PVA stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=PVA
  14. PETD: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=PETD
  15. For a full analysis of PETD stock, visit Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=PETD
  16. CLNE: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CLNE
  17. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CLNE stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CLNE
  18. CXO: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CXO
  19. To get an in-depth look at CXO, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CXO stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CXO
  20. CPNO: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CPNO
  21. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CPNO stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CPNO
  22. AXAS: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=AXAS
  23. For a full analysis of AXAS stock, visit Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=AXAS
  24. NSH: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=NSH
  25. To get an in-depth look at NSH, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NSH stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=NSH
  26. NRT: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=NRT
  27. For a full analysis of NRT stock, visit Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=NRT
  28. STO: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=STO
  29. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of STO stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=STO
  30. PBR: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=PBR
  31. To get an in-depth look at PBR, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PBR stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=PBR
  32. ECT: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ECT
  33. For a full analysis of ECT stock, visit Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ECT
  34. KOS: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=KOS
  35. To get an in-depth look at KOS, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of KOS stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=KOS
  36. HGT: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=HGT
  37. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of HGT stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=HGT
  38. STNG: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=STNG
  39. To get an in-depth look at STNG, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of STNG stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=STNG
  40. FRO: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=FRO
  41. For a full analysis of FRO stock, visit Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=FRO
  42. Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/
  43. here: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/

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