20 Oil and Gas Stocks to Sell Now

PER, SARA, MHR, URZ, BTE, GEVO, CMLP, TK, ARLP, TNP, CLNE, PETD, RGP, PDCE, LGCY, KOS, WRES, UEC, PHX, KMP slump in weekly rankings

   
20 Oil and Gas Stocks to Sell Now

This week, the ratings of 20 Oil and Gas stocks on Portfolio Grader are down. Each of these rates a “D” (“sell”) or “F” overall (“strong sell”).

SandRidge Permian Trust’s (NYSE:PER) rating falls to a D (“sell”) this week, down from C (“hold”) the week prior. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PER stock.

Saratoga Resources (AMEX:SARA) earns an F (“strong sell”) this week, moving down from last week’s grade of D (“sell”). Saratoga Resources is an independent oil and natural gas company engaged in the production, development, acquisition and exploitation of natural gas and crude oil properties. The stock receives F’s in Earnings Growth, Earnings Momentum, and Earnings Revisions. Cash Flow and Sales Growth also get F’s. For a full analysis of SARA stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

Slipping from a D to an F rating, Magnum Hunter Resources (NYSE:MHR) takes a hit this week. Magnum Hunter Resources explores for oil and natural gas. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Revisions, Equity, and Cash Flow. As of Dec. 21, 2012, 20.2% of outstanding Magnum Hunter Resources shares were held short. To get an in-depth look at MHR, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MHR stock.

The rating of Uranerz Energy (AMEX:URZ) slips from a D to an F. Uranerz Energy explores for, develops, and produces uranium. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Revisions, Equity, and Cash Flow. For a full analysis of URZ stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

Baytex Energy (NYSE:BTE) is having a tough week. The company’s rating falls from a D to an F. Baytex Energy is focused on oil and gas production. The stock also rates an F in Earnings Surprise. The stock price has dropped 6.6% over the past month, worse than the 3.8% increase the S&P 500 has seen over the same period of time. To get an in-depth look at BTE, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BTE stock.

Gevo’s (NASDAQ:GEVO) rating weakens this week, dropping to an F versus last week’s D. Gevo operates as a technology development company for biobutanol. The stock gets F’s in Equity, Cash Flow, and Sales Growth. As of Dec. 21, 2012, 16.4% of outstanding Gevo shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of GEVO stock.

The rating of Crestwood Midstream Partner (NYSE:CMLP) declines this week from a D to an F. Crestwood Midstream Partners owns and operates fee-based gathering, processing, treating, and compression assets that serve natural gas producers in the Barnett Shale geologic formation in the Fort Worth Basin of north Texas. The stock also gets an F in Earnings Surprise. The stock’s trailing PE Ratio is 36.80. To get an in-depth look at CMLP, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CMLP stock.

Teekay Corp. (NYSE:TK) experiences a ratings drop this week, going from last week’s C to a D. Teekay is a provider of international crude oil and petroleum product transportation services. The stock gets F’s in Equity and Cash Flow. For a full analysis of TK stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

Alliance Resource Partners (NASDAQ:ARLP) earns an F this week, falling from last week’s grade of D. Alliance Resource Partners produces and markets coal, primarily to major United States utilities and industrial users. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Surprise and Cash Flow. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ARLP stock.

This week, Tsakos Energy Navigation’s (NYSE:TNP) rating worsens to an F from the company’s D rating a week ago. Tsakos Energy Navigation provides international seaborne crude oil and petroleum product transportation services. The stock gets F’s in Equity and Cash Flow. To get an in-depth look at TNP, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of TNP stock.

Clean Energy Fuels (NASDAQ:CLNE) gets weaker ratings this week as last week’s C drops to a D. 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. As of Dec. 21, 2012, 22.3% of outstanding Clean Energy Fuels shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CLNE stock.

PDC Energy (NASDAQ:PETD) earns a D this week, moving down from last week’s grade of 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 Dec. 21, 2012, 21.8% of outstanding PDC Energy shares were held short. For a full analysis of PETD stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

This week, Regency Energy Partners (NYSE:RGP) drops from a D to an F rating. Regency Energy Partners is an independent midstream energy partnership involved in the gathering, processing, marketing, and transportation of natural gas and 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 stock currently has a trailing PE Ratio of 75.00. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of RGP stock.

This is a rough week for PDC Energy (NASDAQ:PDCE). The company’s rating falls to F from the previous week’s D. PDC Energy is an oil and gas company with drilling and production operations in the Rocky Mountains, the Appalachian Basin, and Michigan. As of Dec. 21, 2012, 21.8% of outstanding PDC Energy shares were held short. For a full analysis of PDCE stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

This week, Legacy Reserves (NASDAQ:LGCY) drops from a D to an F rating. Legacy Reserves acquires and explores for oil and natural gas properties in the United States. To get an in-depth look at LGCY, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of LGCY stock.

This week, Kosmos Energy’s (NYSE:KOS) rating worsens to an F from the company’s D rating a week ago. Kosmos Energy is an oil and gas exploration and production company. The stock receives F’s in Earnings Growth, Earnings Momentum, Earnings Revisions, and Equity. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of KOS stock.

Warren Resources (NASDAQ:WRES) is having a tough week. The company’s rating falls from a D to an F. Warren Resources is an independent energy company engaged in the exploration and development of domestic onshore oil and gas reserves. In Earnings Growth, Earnings Momentum, Earnings Revisions, and Cash Flow the stock gets F’s. For a full analysis of WRES stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

Uranium Energy (AMEX:UEC) experiences a ratings drop this week, going from last week’s D to an F. Uranium Energy is an exploration-stage company that explores and develops mineral properties in the United States and Paraguay. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Revisions, Equity, Cash Flow, and Sales Growth. As of Dec. 21, 2012, 15.7% of outstanding Uranium Energy shares were held short. To get an in-depth look at UEC, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of UEC stock.

Panhandle Oil & Gas (NYSE:PHX) gets weaker ratings this week as last week’s D drops to an F. Panhandle Oil and Gas explores for and develops oil and gas properties, and produces and sells oil and natural gas. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Momentum and Cash Flow. The stock has a trailing PE Ratio of 31.20. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PHX stock.

Slipping from C to a D rating, Kinder Morgan Energy Partners (NYSE:KMP) takes a hit this week. Kinder Morgan Energy Partners operates pipelines and terminals. For a full analysis of KMP stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

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