27 Oil and Gas Stocks to Sell Now

PDCE, QEP, PVR, CWEI, CNX, TLM, CCJ, CVX, NS, BWP, FST, GEVO, SE, MUR, BRY, OXF, PXP, GPOR, CPE, NRP, NRGY, NOG, RNO, NSH, EROC, TPLM, ZAZA slump in weekly rankings

   
27 Oil and Gas Stocks to Sell Now

The ratings of 27 Oil and Gas stocks are down this week, according to the Portfolio Grader database. Each of these rates a “D” (“sell”) or “F” overall (“strong sell”).

PDC Energy (NASDAQ:PDCE) is on the decline this week, earning a D (“sell”) after receiving a C (“hold”) last week. PDC Energy is an oil and gas company with drilling and production operations in the Rocky Mountains, the Appalachian Basin, and Michigan. In Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategories of Earnings Momentum, Earnings Revisions, and Cash Flow, PDCE also gets an F. The stock price has dropped 15.1% over the past month, worse than the 8.5% decrease the Nasdaq has seen over the same period of time. As of Nov. 16, 2012, 18.8% of outstanding PDC Energy shares were held short. To get an in-depth look at PDCE, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PDCE stock.

QEP Resources (NYSE:QEP) ratings are on the decline this week as the company earns a F (“strong sell”). Last week, it received a D (“sell”). QEP Resources is an independent natural gas and oil exploration and production company. The stock receives F’s in Earnings Growth, Earnings Momentum, and Earnings Surprise. Cash Flow and Sales Growth also get F’s. Wall Street appears to agree with the stock downgrade, with share prices dropping 15.7% over the past month. The stock’s trailing PE Ratio is 32.00. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of QEP stock.

This week, PVR Partners L.P. (NYSE:PVR) drops from a C to a D rating. Penn Virginia Resource Partners owns and operates a network of natural gas pipelines and processing plants which provide gathering, transportation, compression, processing, dehydration and related services to natural gas producers. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Growth, Equity, and Cash Flow. Margin Growth and Sales Growth also get F’s. Share prices fell 13% over the past month. For a full analysis of PVR stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

This week, Clayton Williams Energy‘s (NASDAQ:CWEI) rating worsens to a F from the company’s D rating a week ago. Clayton Williams Energy is an independent oil and gas company engaged in the exploration for and production of oil and natural gas mainly in Texas, Louisiana and New Mexico. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Momentum, Earnings Revisions, and Cash Flow. Investors seem to agree with the downgrade and have pushed down the share price 25.6% over the past month. To get an in-depth look at CWEI, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CWEI stock.

Consol Energy‘s (NYSE:CNX) rating weakens this week, dropping to a F versus last week’s D. Consol Energy is an energy producer and energy services provider that mainly serves the electric power generation industry in the United States. The stock receives F’s in Earnings Growth, Earnings Momentum, Earnings Revisions, and Sales Growth. The stock price has fallen 10.5% over the past month. For a full analysis of CNX stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

This is a rough week for Talisman Energy (NYSE:TLM). The company’s rating falls to F from the previous week’s D. Talisman Energy is a global diversified upstream oil and gas company. Share prices fell 16.2% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of TLM stock.

The rating of Cameco (NYSE:CCJ) slips from a D to a F. Cameco produces uranium and supplies conversion services commercially. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Growth, Earnings Surprise, and Sales Growth. Wall Street appears to agree with the stock downgrade, with share prices dropping 13.9% over the past month. To get an in-depth look at CCJ, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CCJ stock.

Chevron (NYSE:CVX) is having a tough week. The company’s rating falls from a C to a D rating. Chevron gives management and technological support to international subsidiaries that operate petroleum, chemicals, mining, power generation, and energy services. The stock also gets an F in Sales Growth. Investors seem to agree with the downgrade and have pushed down the share price 10.9% over the past month. For a full analysis of CVX stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

NuSTAR Energy (NYSE:NS) earns a F this week, falling from last week’s grade of D. Nustar Energy transports and stores crude oil and refined products. The stock price has fallen 22.2% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NS stock.

The rating of Boardwalk Pipeline (NYSE:BWP) slips from a C to a D. Boardwalk Pipeline Partners engages in the ownership and operation of integrated natural gas pipelines and storage systems in the United States. Wall Street appears to agree with the stock downgrade, with share prices dropping 12% over the past month. To get an in-depth look at BWP, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BWP stock.

Forest Oil (NYSE:FST) earns a F this week, moving down from last week’s grade of D. Forest Oil is involved in the acquisition, exploration, development, production, and marketing of natural gas and crude oil in North American and international locations. The stock price has fallen 25.4% over the past month. As of Nov. 16, 2012, 17.9% of outstanding Forest Oil shares were held short. For a full analysis of FST stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

This week, Gevo‘s (NASDAQ:GEVO) rating worsens to a F from the company’s D rating a week ago. Gevo operates as a technology development company for biobutanol. The stock gets F’s in Equity, Cash Flow, and Sales Growth. Share prices fell 25.3% over the past month. As of Nov. 16, 2012, 15.7% of outstanding Gevo shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of GEVO stock.

This is a rough week for Spectra Energy (NYSE:SE). The company’s rating falls to D from the previous week’s C. Spectra Energy owns and operates a portfolio of natural gas-related energy assets. The stock also rates an F in Earnings Surprise. Investors seem to agree with the downgrade and have pushed down the share price 10.1% over the past month. For a full analysis of SE stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

Murphy Oil (NYSE:MUR) is having a tough week. The company’s rating falls from a C to a D rating. Murphy Oil is a worldwide oil and gas exploration and production company with refining and marketing operations in the United States and the United Kingdom. The stock price has fallen 13.4% over the past month. To get an in-depth look at MUR, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MUR stock.

This week, Berry Petroleum (NYSE:BRY) drops from a C to a F rating. Berry Petroleum is an independent energy company engaged in the production, development, acquisition, exploitation of and exploration for crude oil and natural gas. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Surprise, Equity, and Margin Growth. Investors seem to agree with the downgrade and have pushed down the share price 23.8% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BRY stock.

Slipping from a C to a D rating, Oxford Resource Partners (NYSE:OXF) takes a hit this week. Oxford Resource Partners acquires and produces surface coal reserves in the Northern Appalachia and the Illinois Basin. The stock gets F’s in Equity and Cash Flow. Wall Street appears to agree with the stock downgrade, with share prices dropping 55.1% over the past month. For a full analysis of OXF stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

Plains Exploration & Production (NYSE:PXP) gets weaker ratings this week as last week’s C drops to a D. Plains Exploration & Production is an independent oil and gas company with onshore and offshore operations in California, West Texas, East Texas and the Gulf Coast region. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Revisions, Earnings Surprise, and Cash Flow. Share prices fell 8.9% over the past month. The stock has a trailing PE Ratio of 25.50. To get an in-depth look at PXP, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PXP stock.

Gulfport Energy (NASDAQ:GPOR) experiences a ratings drop this week, going from last week’s C to a D. Gulfport Energy owns and operates oil and gas properties in the Louisiana Gulf Coast area of the United States. The stock also gets an F in Earnings Revisions. Over the last month, the stock price has fallen 5.6%. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of GPOR stock.

The rating of Callon Petroleum (NYSE:CPE) declines this week from a C to a D. Callon Petroleum engages in the acquisition, exploration, development, and production of crude oil and natural gas properties. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Growth, Earnings Momentum, and Sales Growth. The stock price has fallen 28.9% over the past month. To get an in-depth look at CPE, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CPE stock.

Natural Resource Partners‘s (NYSE:NRP) rating weakens this week, dropping to a F versus last week’s D. Natural Resource Partners owns and manages coal properties in Appalachia, the Illinois Basin, and the Western United States. The stock gets F’s in Cash Flow and Margin Growth. Share prices fell 22.1% over the past month. For a full analysis of NRP stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

The rating of Inergy (NYSE:NRGY) slips from a C to a D. Inergy operates a retail and wholesale propane supply, marketing and distribution business. The stock gets F’s in Cash Flow and Margin Growth. Investors seem to agree with the downgrade and have pushed down the share price 11.7% over the past month. To get an in-depth look at NRGY, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NRGY stock.

Northern Oil & Gas (AMEX:NOG) earns a F this week, falling from last week’s grade of D. 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 Nov. 16, 2012, 18.7% of outstanding Northern Oil & Gas shares were held short. Shares of the company have declined 20.6% over the last month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NOG stock.

The rating of Rhino Resource Partner (NYSE:RNO) declines this week from a C to a D. Rhino Resource Partners produces, processes and sells high quality coal of various steam and metallurgical grades. The stock also rates an F in Cash Flow. Wall Street appears to agree with the stock downgrade, with share prices dropping 21.7% over the past month. For a full analysis of RNO stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

This week, NuSTAR GP Holdings (NYSE:NSH) drops from a C to a D rating. Nustar operates oil pipelines, terminals, and storage facilities. In Earnings Growth, Earnings Momentum, Earnings Revisions, and Sales Growth the stock gets F’s. Investors seem to agree with the downgrade and have pushed down the share price 17.3% over the past month. The trailing PE Ratio for the stock is 68.30. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NSH stock.

Eagle Rock Energy (NASDAQ:EROC) gets weaker ratings this week as last week’s C drops to a D. Eagle Rock Energy engages in gathering, compressing, treating, processing, transporting, marketing, and trading natural gas, as well as fractionating and transporting natural gas liquids. The stock receives F’s in Earnings Momentum, Earnings Revisions, and Equity. Cash Flow and Sales Growth also get F’s. The stock price has fallen 15.6% over the past month. For a full analysis of EROC stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

Triangle Petroleum (AMEX:TPLM) is having a tough week. The company’s rating falls from a C to a D rating. Triangle Petroleum acquires, explores, and develops mineral properties. The stock gets F’s in Equity and Cash Flow. TPLM shares are down 29.9% from a month prior. To get an in-depth look at TPLM, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of TPLM stock.

This is a rough week for ZaZa Energy (NASDAQ:ZAZA). The company’s rating falls to F from the previous week’s D. Toreador Resources is an independent international energy company engaged in the acquisition, development, exploration and production of crude oil. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Revisions and Cash Flow. The stock currently has a trailing PE Ratio of 98.00. From a month ago, the stock price dropped 0.5%. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ZAZA stock.

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