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9 Oil and Gas Stocks to Buy Now

CHKM, CIE, WES, GLP, TGP, EPD, PNG, PAA, TRP improve in weekly rankings

   

Nine Oil and Gas stocks are moving up in their overall rating this week, according to the Portfolio Grader database. Every one of these is graded an “A” (“strong buy”) or “B” overall (“buy”).

This week, Chesapeake Midstream Partners (NYSE:CHKM) is showing significant improvement as the company’s rating hops from a C (“hold”) to a B (“buy”). 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 Cobalt International (NYSE:CIE). The company’s rating climbs to B from the previous week’s C. Cobalt International Energy is an independent oil-focused exploration and production company. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CIE stock.

Western Gas’ (NYSE:WES) ratings are looking better this week, moving up to a B from last week’s C. Western Gas engages in gathering, compressing, processing, treating and transporting Anadarko and third-party natural gas in the United States. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of WES stock.

Global Partners (NYSE:GLP) boosts its rating from a C to a B this week. Global Partners owns, controls or has access to a terminal network of refined petroleum products in New England, located in the United States. Shares of GLP have increased 16.3% over the past month, better than the 2.4% increase the S&P 500 has seen over the same period of time. The stock’s dividend yield is 2.1%. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of GLP stock.

The rating of Teekay LNG Partners (NYSE:TGP) moves up this week, rising from a C to a B. Teekay LNG Partners provides marine transportation services for liquefied natural gas, liquefied petroleum gas and crude oil. The stock has a dividend yield of 2.7%. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of TGP stock.

This is a strong week for Enterprise Products Partners (NYSE:EPD). The company’s rating climbs to B from the previous week’s C. Enterprise Products Partners provides processing and transportation services to producers and consumers of natural gas liquids. Investors seem to agree with the upgraded status of the stock, and have pushed the stock up 8.2% over the past month. The current dividend yield is 2.6%. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of EPD stock.

This week, PAA Natural Gas Storage (NYSE:PNG) pushes up from a C to a B rating. PAA Natural Gas Storage acquires, operates, develops, and manages natural gas storage facilities. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PNG stock.

Plains All American Pipeline (NYSE:PAA) is making headway this week, with the company’s rating improving to an A (“strong buy”) from a B (“buy”) last week. Plains All American Pipeline is involved in interstate and intrastate crude oil pipeline transportation and crude oil terminalling storage activities. Investors have pushed the stock price up 7.3% over the past month. At present, the stock has a dividend yield of 2.2%. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PAA stock.

This week, TransCanada’s (NYSE:TRP) ratings are up from a C last week to a B. TransCanada develops and operates energy infrastructures, including natural gas pipelines. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of TRP 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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