4 Gas Utilities Stocks to Sell Now

SPH, NWN, FGP, SGU slump in weekly rankings

   
4 Gas Utilities Stocks to Sell Now

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

Suburban Propane Partners‘ (NYSE:SPH) rating falls to a D (“sell”) this week, down from C (“hold”) the week prior. Suburban Propane Partners markets and distributes energy-related products. It specializes in the marketing of natural gas and and electricity and the distribution of propane, fuel oil and refined fuels. The stock also earns F’s in Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategories of Earnings Momentum, Earnings Revisions, Margin Growth, and Sales Growth. The trailing PE Ratio for the stock is 35.00. For a full analysis of SPH stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

Northwest Natural Gas‘ (NYSE:NWN) rating weakens this week, dropping to a D versus last week’s C. Northwest Natural Gas distributes natural gas to customers in western Oregon, as well as portions of Washington. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Surprise and Sales Growth. The stock price has dropped 10.9% over the past month, worse than the 2.2% decrease the S&P 500 has seen over the same period of time. To get an in-depth look at NWN, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NWN stock.

This week, Ferrellgas Partners (NYSE:FGP) drops from a C to a D rating. Ferrellgas Partners sells, distributes, markets, and trades propane and other natural gas liquids. The stock gets F’s in Cash Flow and Sales Growth. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of FGP stock.

Slipping from a C to a D rating, Star Gas Partners (NYSE:SGU) takes a hit this week. Star Gas Partners distributes oil and provides services related to home heating. The stock gets F’s in Equity and Margin Growth. The stock’s trailing PE Ratio is 41.70. To get an in-depth look at SGU, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SGU stock.

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