5 Oil and Gas Stocks to Buy Now

ATLS, CHKM, HNR, NRGY, EPB improve in weekly rankings

   
5 Oil and Gas Stocks to Buy Now

This week, five Oil and Gas stocks are improving their overall rating on Portfolio Grader. Each of these rates an “A” (“strong buy”) or “B” overall (“buy”).

Atlas Energy’s (NYSE:ATLS) grade is moving up to a B (“buy”) this week from last week’s C (“hold”). Atlas Energy engages in the development and production of natural gas and oil in the Appalachian basin, Illinois basin, and the Rocky Mountain region of the United States. Shares of ATLS have increased 12.6% over the past month, better than the 4.8% increase the S&P 500 has seen over the same period of time. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ATLS stock.

Chesapeake Midstream Partners (NYSE:CHKM) shows solid improvement this week. The company’s rating rises from a C to a B. 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 week, Harvest Natural Resources (NYSE:HNR) pushes up from a C to a B rating. Harvest Natural Resources is an independent oil and gas exploration and development company with principal operations in Venezuela and Russia. Investors have pushed the stock price up 8.8% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of HNR stock.

Inergy (NYSE:NRGY) is seeing ratings go up from a C last week to a B this week. Inergy operates a retail and wholesale propane supply, marketing and distribution business. Investors seem to agree with the upgraded status of the stock, and have pushed the stock up 9.8% over the past month. The stock currently has a trailing PE Ratio of 4.70. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NRGY stock.

El Paso Pipeline Partners (NYSE:EPB) earns a B this week, jumping up from last week’s grade of C. El Paso Pipeline Partners owns and operates natural gas transportation pipelines and storage assets. Wall Street seems to agree with the upgrade and has propelled the stock up 10.8% over the past month. The current dividend yield is 2.4%. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of EPB 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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