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22 Oil and Gas Stocks to Sell Now

PER, GEVO, CIE, CHKR, NNA, E, MILL, YPF, GLNG, PETD, SNP, SWN, LGCY, KOG, DNN, HES, EGN, CRK, NGLS, MWE, TOT, STO slump in weekly rankings

   

The overall ratings of 22 Oil and Gas stocks are down on Portfolio Grader this week. Each of these rates a “D” (“sell”) or “F” overall (“strong sell”).

SandRidge Permian Trust (NYSE:PER) ratings are on the decline this week as the company earns an F (“strong sell”). Last week, it received a D (“sell”). The stock price has fallen 11.1% over the past month, worse than the 3.3% increase the S&P 500 has seen over the same period of time. For a full analysis of PER stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

Gevo (NASDAQ:GEVO) earns an F this week, falling from last week’s grade of D. Gevo operates as a technology development company for biobutanol. The stock gets F’s in Equity, Cash Flow, and Sales Growth. As of Feb. 15, 2013, 15% of outstanding Gevo shares were held short. To get an in-depth look at GEVO, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of GEVO stock.

Cobalt International (NYSE:CIE) is on the decline this week, earning a D (“sell”) after receiving a C (“hold”) last week. Cobalt International Energy is an independent oil-focused exploration and production company. The stock also gets an F in Equity. For a full analysis of CIE stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

Slipping from a D to an F rating, Chesapeake Granite Wash Trust (NYSE:CHKR) takes a hit this week. The stock also rates an F in Earnings Surprise. To get an in-depth look at CHKR, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CHKR stock.

This week, Navios Maritime Acquisition’s (NYSE:NNA) rating worsens to a D from the company’s C rating a week ago. Navios Maritime Acquisition is an owner and operator of tanker vessels focusing in the transportation of petroleum products (clean and dirty) and bulk liquid chemicals. The stock also gets an F in Cash Flow. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NNA stock.

ENI S.p.A.’s (NYSE:E) rating weakens this week, dropping to a D versus last week’s C. Eni works in oil and gas exploration and production, gas marketing operations, management of gas infrastructures, power generation, petrochemicals and oil field services. The stock also gets an F in Earnings Growth. The stock price has fallen 9% over the past month. To get an in-depth look at E, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of E stock.

Miller Energy Resources (NYSE:MILL) gets weaker ratings this week as last week’s C drops to a D. Miller Petroleum is an oil and gas exploration, production, and drilling firm. The stock gets F’s in Equity and Cash Flow. As of Feb. 15, 2013, 22% of outstanding Miller Energy Resources shares were held short. For a full analysis of MILL stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

The rating of YPF (NYSE:YPF) slips from a D to an F. YPF is an energy company operating a fully integrated oil and gas chain with market positions across the domestic upstream and downstream segments. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Growth and Cash Flow. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of YPF stock.

Golar LNG (NASDAQ:GLNG) is having a tough week. The company’s rating falls from C to a D. Golar LNG Energy acquires, owns, operates, and charters liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers and floating storage regasification units. The stock also rates an F in Earnings Revisions. The stock currently has a trailing PE Ratio of 97.70. For a full analysis of GLNG stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

This week, PDC Energy (NASDAQ:PETD) drops from C to a D rating. 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 Feb. 15, 2013, 21.1% of outstanding PDC Energy shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PETD stock.

This is a rough week for China Petroleum & Chemical (NYSE:SNP). The company’s rating falls to D from the previous week’s C. China Petroleum & Chemical explores for, develops and produces crude oil and natural gas across China. To get an in-depth look at SNP, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SNP stock.

This week, Southwestern Energy (NYSE:SWN) drops from C to a D rating. Southwestern Energy is an independent company mainly engaged in natural gas and crude oil exploration, development and production within the United States. The stock receives F’s in Earnings Growth, Earnings Momentum, and Cash Flow. Margin Growth and Sales Growth also get F’s. For a full analysis of SWN stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

The rating of Legacy Reserves (NASDAQ:LGCY) declines this week from a D to an F. Legacy Reserves acquires and explores for oil and natural gas properties in the United States. The stock rates an F in Earnings Growth, Earnings Momentum, and Earnings Surprise. Cash Flow, Margin Growth, and Sales Growth also get F’s. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of LGCY stock.

Kodiak Oil & Gas (NYSE:KOG) is having a tough week. The company’s rating falls from C to a D. Kodiak Oil & Gas is focused on the exploration, exploitation, acquisition and production of natural gas and crude oil in the United States. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Growth and Cash Flow. As of Feb. 15, 2013, 11.3% of outstanding Kodiak Oil & Gas shares were held short. The stock’s trailing PE Ratio is 48.40. To get an in-depth look at KOG, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of KOG stock.

Denison Mines (AMEX:DNN) earns a D this week, moving down from last week’s grade of C. Denison Mines is engaged in uranium exploration, development, mining and milling with active uranium mining projects in both the United States and Canada and development projects in Canada, Zambia and Mongolia. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Growth, Equity, Cash Flow, and Sales Growth. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of DNN stock.

Hess Corp. (NYSE:HES) earns a D this week, falling from last week’s grade of C. Hess discovers, develops, manufactures, and markets companion animal health products, primarily for dogs, cats, and horses. The stock also gets an F in Cash Flow. For a full analysis of HES stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

Energen (NYSE:EGN) gets weaker ratings this week as last week’s D drops to an F. Energen is a diversified energy holding company. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Growth, Earnings Revisions, and Earnings Surprise. Cash Flow and Sales Growth also get F’s. To get an in-depth look at EGN, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of EGN stock.

The rating of Comstock Resources (NYSE:CRK) slips from C to a D. Comstock Resources is an independent energy company that acquires, explores, develops, and produces oil and natural gas in the United States. In Earnings Growth, Earnings Revisions, Equity, and Cash Flow the stock gets F’s. Investors seem to agree with the downgrade and have pushed down the share price 6.5% over the past month. As of Feb. 15, 2013, 17.2% of outstanding Comstock Resources shares were held short. For a full analysis of CRK stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

This is a rough week for Targa Resources Partners (NYSE:NGLS). The company’s rating falls to D from the previous week’s C. Targa Resources Partners acquires, owns, develops, and operates a diversified portfolio of complementary midstream energy assets. The stock receives F’s in Earnings Growth, Earnings Momentum, and Earnings Revisions. Earnings Surprise, Cash Flow, and Sales Growth also get F’s. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NGLS stock.

MarkWest Energy Partners’ (NYSE:MWE) rating weakens this week, dropping to an F versus last week’s D. MarkWest Energy Partners gathers and processes natural gas and transports, fractionates, and stores natural gas liquids. The stock receives F’s in Earnings Growth, Earnings Momentum, and Earnings Revisions. Cash Flow and Sales Growth also get F’s. The stock has a trailing PE Ratio of 115.00. To get an in-depth look at MWE, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MWE stock.

This week, Total S.A.’s (NYSE:TOT) rating worsens to a D from the company’s C rating a week ago. Total is an international oil and gas company engaged in all aspects of the petroleum industry. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of TOT stock.

Slipping from C to a D rating, Statoil (NYSE:STO) takes a hit this week. StatoilHydro ASA is involved in the development, production, transportation and marketing of crude oil, natural gas and extract natural gas liquids. To get an in-depth look at STO, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of STO stock.

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