by Portfolio Grader | December 14, 2012 12:00 pm
The grades of seven Oil and Gas stocks are better this week, according to the Portfolio Grader database. Every one of these stocks has an “A” (“strong buy”) or “B” overall (“buy”) rating.
Chesapeake Midstream Partners (NYSE:CHKM) is bumping up its rating from a C (“hold”) to a B (“buy”) this week. Chesapeake Midstream Partners owns, operates, develops, and acquires natural gas, natural gas liquids, and oil gathering systems, as well as other midstream energy assets in the United States. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CHKM stock.
This is a strong week for TransCanada (NYSE:TRP). The company’s rating climbs to B from the previous week’s C. TransCanada develops and operates energy infrastructures, including natural gas pipelines. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of TRP stock.
Vaalco Energy (NYSE:EGY) gets a higher grade this week, advancing from a C last week to a B. VAALCO Energy is an independent energy company, which is mainly engaged in the acquisition, exploration, development and production of crude oil and natural gas. The stock price has risen 7.3% over the past month, better than the 3.9% increase the S&P 500 has seen over the same period of time. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of EGY stock.
This week, Tesoro (NYSE:TSO) is showing good progress as the company’s rating jumps from a B (“buy”) last week to an A (“strong buy”). Tesoro is an independent company that refines crude oil, sells refined products in bulk and sells motor fuels on the retail market. The stock currently has a trailing PE Ratio of 9.50. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of TSO stock.
This week, NGL Energy Partners’ (NYSE:NGL) ratings are up from a C last week to a B. NGL Energy Partners owns and operates a vertically-integrated propane business. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NGL stock.
Ultrapar Participacoes’ (NYSE:UGP) ratings are looking better this week, moving up to a B from last week’s C. Ultrapar Holdings operates in the segment of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) distribution, light fuel & lubricant distribution, and related business in Southern and Southeastern Brazil, production and marketing of chemicals, and provision of integrated logistics solution services for special bulk cargo. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of UGP stock.
The rating of Scorpio Tankers (NYSE:STNG) moves up this week, rising from a C to a B. Scorpio Tankers provides seaborne transportation of crude oil and other petroleum products worldwide. Wall Street seems to agree with the upgrade and has propelled the stock up 18.4% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of STNG stock.
Louis Navellier’s proprietary Portfolio Grader 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.
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