3 Gas Utilities Stocks to Buy Now

by Portfolio Grader | January 23, 2013 12:30 pm

This week, three Gas Utilities stocks are improving their overall rating on Portfolio Grader[1]. Each of these rates an “A” (“strong buy”) or “B” overall (“buy”).

Chesapeake Utilities (NYSE:CPK[2]) ups its rating to a B (“buy”) this week after earning a C (“hold”) in the week before. Chesapeake Utilities is a utility company engaged in the distribution, transmission, and marketing of natural gas; the distribution and wholesale marketing of propane; advanced information services; and other related businesses. In Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategory of Earnings Surprise, CPK also gets an A. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CPK stock[3].

This week, Atmos Energy’s (NYSE:ATO[4]) ratings are up from a C last week to a B. Atmos Energy is engaged in the business of regulated natural gas distribution, transmission and storage. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ATO stock[5].

Questar (NYSE:STR[6]) improves from a C to a B rating this week. Questar is a holding company involved in gas and oil exploration and production, midstream field services, energy marketing, interstate gas transportation and retail gas distribution. The stock price has risen 10.9% over the past month, better than the 3.4% increase the S&P 500 has seen over the same period of time. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of STR stock[7].

Louis Navellier’s proprietary Portfolio Grader[1] 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[8].

Endnotes:
  1. Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/
  2. CPK: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CPK
  3. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CPK stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CPK
  4. ATO: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ATO
  5. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ATO stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ATO
  6. STR: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=STR
  7. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of STR stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=STR
  8. here: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/

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