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19 Oil and Gas Stocks to Sell Now

CPNO, BWP, NAT, GEVO, CHKR, DPM, EEQ, EQU, FRO, MWE, MMLP, GPOR, NGLS, NRT, PETD, RNO, SDT, LINE, EEP slump in weekly rankings

   

This week, the ratings of 19 Oil and Gas stocks on Portfolio Grader are down. Each of these rates a “D” (“sell”) or “F” overall (“strong sell”).

This week, Copano Energy (NASDAQ:CPNO) falls to a D (“sell”), worse than last week’s grade of C (“hold”). Copano Energy provides midstream services to natural gas producers in the United States. In Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategories of Equity and Cash Flow, CPNO also gets F’s. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CPNO stock.

Boardwalk Pipeline (NYSE:BWP) earns a D this week, falling from last week’s grade of C. Boardwalk Pipeline Partners engages in the ownership and operation of integrated natural gas pipelines and storage systems in the United States. To get an in-depth look at BWP, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BWP stock.

Nordic American Tankers’ (NYSE:NAT) rating falls this week to an F (“strong sell”), down from last week’s D (“sell”). Nordic American Tankers is a shipping company that owns and charters Suezmax tankers for oil transportation. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Revisions, Equity, and Cash Flow. As of Dec. 14, 2012, 12.1% of outstanding Nordic American Tankers shares were held short. For a full analysis of NAT stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

Gevo (NASDAQ:GEVO) gets weaker ratings this week as last week’s D drops to an F. Gevo operates as a technology development company for biobutanol. The stock gets F’s in Equity, Cash Flow, and Sales Growth. The stock price has fallen 6.8% over the past month, worse than the 4.5% increase the Nasdaq has seen over the same period of time. As of Dec. 14, 2012, 16.4% of outstanding Gevo shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of GEVO stock.

Chesapeake Granite Wash Trust’s (NYSE:CHKR) rating weakens this week, dropping to a D versus last week’s C. The stock also rates an F in Earnings Surprise. To get an in-depth look at CHKR, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CHKR stock.

The rating of DCP Midstream Partners (NYSE:DPM) declines this week from a D to an F. DCP Midstream Partners engages in gathering, compressing, treating, processing, transporting, storing, and selling natural gas in the United States. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Growth, Earnings Momentum, Cash Flow, and Sales Growth. The trailing PE Ratio for the stock is 32.10. For a full analysis of DPM stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

Enbridge Energy Management (NYSE:EEQ) experiences a ratings drop this week, going from last week’s C to a D. Enbridge Energy Management manages and controls the business and affairs of Enbridge Energy Partners. The stock also gets an F in Earnings Momentum. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of EEQ stock.

Equal Energy (NYSE:EQU) is having a tough week. The company’s rating falls from a D to an F. Equal Energy acquires, drills, operates, and exploits oil and natural gas wells in Western Canada. The stock also gets an F in Sales Growth. The stock price has fallen 5.7% over the past month. The stock’s trailing PE Ratio is 56.40. To get an in-depth look at EQU, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of EQU stock.

The rating of Frontline (NYSE:FRO) declines this week from C to a 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 Revisions, Equity, Cash Flow, and Sales Growth. Wall Street appears to agree with the stock downgrade, with share prices dropping 6.8% over the past month. As of Dec. 14, 2012, 13.2% of outstanding Frontline shares were held short. For a full analysis of FRO stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

This week, MarkWest Energy Partners’ (NYSE:MWE) rating worsens to an F from the company’s D rating a week ago. MarkWest Energy Partners gathers and processes natural gas and transports, fractionates, and stores natural gas liquids. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Growth, Earnings Momentum, and Earnings Revisions. Cash Flow and Sales Growth also get F’s. The trailing PE Ratio for the stock is 102.30. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MWE stock.

The rating of Martin Midstream Partners (NASDAQ:MMLP) slips from 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 also rates an F in Cash Flow. For a full analysis of MMLP stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

Gulfport Energy (NASDAQ:GPOR) earns a D this week, falling from last week’s grade of C. Gulfport Energy owns and operates oil and gas properties in the Louisiana Gulf Coast area of the United States. The stock receives F’s in Earnings Growth, Earnings Momentum, and Earnings Revisions. Earnings Surprise and Cash Flow also get F’s. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of GPOR stock.

This is a rough week for Targa Resources Partners (NYSE:NGLS). The company’s rating falls to D from the previous week’s C. Targa Resources Partners acquires, owns, develops, and operates a diversified portfolio of complementary midstream energy assets. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Growth, Earnings Momentum, and Earnings Surprise. Cash Flow and Sales Growth also get F’s. To get an in-depth look at NGLS, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NGLS stock.

North European Oil Royalty Trust (NYSE:NRT) experiences a ratings drop this week, going from last week’s D to an F. 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.

PDC Energy (NASDAQ:PETD) gets weaker ratings this week as last week’s C drops to a D. 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 Dec. 14, 2012, 21.8% of outstanding PDC Energy shares were held short. To get an in-depth look at PETD, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PETD stock.

Rhino Resource Partner (NYSE:RNO) earns an F this week, moving down from last week’s grade of D. Rhino Resource Partners produces, processes and sells high quality coal of various steam and metallurgical grades. The stock also gets an F in Cash Flow. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of RNO stock.

This week, SandRidge Mississippian Trust (NYSE:SDT) drops from a D to an F rating. Sandridge Mississippian Trust acquires and holds royalty interests for the benefit of trust unit holders. To get an in-depth look at SDT, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SDT stock.

Linn Energy (NASDAQ:LINE) is having a tough week. The company’s rating falls from C to a D. Unicode Decode Error. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of LINE stock.

Slipping from C to a D rating, Enbridge Energy Partners (NYSE:EEP) takes a hit this week. Enbridge Energy Partners transports crude oil and natural gas liquids to refineries in the midwestern United States and eastern Canada. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Momentum, Cash Flow, and Sales Growth. For a full analysis of EEP stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

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