29 Oil and Gas Stocks to Sell Now

BTE, GEVO, EGY, TNP, FXEN, TLM, SN, PETD, RGP, PDCE, SM, LINE, OAS, NSH, CPLP, HK, CPE, COP, NS, XOM, BWP, BP, ECA, ROSE, QEP, WTI, RDS.A, EVEP, CHK slump in weekly rankings

   
29 Oil and Gas Stocks to Sell Now

The overall ratings of 29 Oil and Gas stocks are down on Portfolio Grader this week. Each of these rates a “D” (“sell”) or “F” overall (“strong sell”).

Baytex Energy (NYSE:BTE) earns an F (“strong sell”) this week, moving down from last week’s grade of D (“sell”). Baytex Energy is focused on oil and gas production. For Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategory of Earnings Surprise, BTE also gets an F. The stock price has dropped 5.3% over the past month, worse than the 0.5% increase the S&P 500 has seen over the same period of time. For a full analysis of BTE stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

Gevo (NASDAQ:GEVO) experiences a ratings drop this week, going from last week’s D to an F. Gevo operates as a technology development company for biobutanol. The stock gets F’s in Equity, Cash Flow, and Sales Growth. As of Feb. 22, 2013, 16.1% of outstanding Gevo shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of GEVO stock.

Vaalco Energy’s (NYSE:EGY) rating falls to a D (“sell”) this week, down from C (“hold”) the week prior. 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 gets F’s in Earnings Growth and Earnings Revisions. Investors seem to agree with the downgrade and have pushed down the share price 7.7% over the past month. For a full analysis of EGY stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

Tsakos Energy Navigation’s (NYSE:TNP) rating weakens this week, dropping to an F versus last week’s D. Tsakos Energy Navigation provides international seaborne crude oil and petroleum product transportation services. The stock gets F’s in Equity and Cash Flow. To get an in-depth look at TNP, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of TNP stock.

FX Energy (NASDAQ:FXEN) is having a tough week. The company’s rating falls from a D to an F. FX Energy explores for and produces oil and gas, primarily in the Republic of Poland. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Revisions and Equity. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of FXEN stock.

This is a rough week for Talisman Energy (NYSE:TLM). The company’s rating falls to F from the previous week’s D. Talisman Energy is a global diversified upstream oil and gas company. The stock receives F’s in Earnings Growth, Earnings Revisions, and Cash Flow. Margin Growth and Sales Growth also get F’s. For a full analysis of TLM stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

Slipping from C to a D rating, Sanchez Energy Corp. (NYSE:SN) takes a hit this week. Sanchez Energy Corp. is an independent exploration and production company. It is focused on the exploration, acquisition and development of unconventional oil and natural gas resources. The firm has acquired three properties: Eagle Ford Shale, Haynesville Shale, and Heath, Three Forks and Bakken Sha… The stock gets F’s in Equity and Cash Flow. The stock price has fallen 8.9% over the past month. As of Feb. 22, 2013, 11.5% of outstanding Sanchez Energy Corp. shares were held short. To get an in-depth look at SN, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SN stock.

The rating of PDC Energy (NASDAQ:PETD) slips from C to a D. 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. 22, 2013, 21.9% of outstanding PDC Energy shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PETD stock.

Regency Energy Partners (NYSE:RGP) gets weaker ratings this week as last week’s D drops to an F. Regency Energy Partners is an independent midstream energy partnership involved in the gathering, processing, marketing, and transportation of natural gas and natural gas liquids. In Earnings Growth, Earnings Momentum, Cash Flow, and Sales Growth the stock gets F’s. The stock has a trailing PE Ratio of 81.90. To get an in-depth look at RGP, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of RGP stock.

PDC Energy (NASDAQ:PDCE) earns a D this week, falling from last week’s grade of C. PDC Energy 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 Growth, Earnings Momentum, and Equity. Cash Flow and Sales Growth also get F’s. As of Feb. 22, 2013, 21.9% of outstanding PDC Energy shares were held short. For a full analysis of PDCE stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

The rating of SM Energy (NYSE:SM) declines this week from a D to an F. SM Energy is an independent energy company that explores, exploits, develops, acquires and produces natural gas and crude oil in the United States. The stock receives F’s in Earnings Growth, Earnings Momentum, and Equity. Cash Flow and Margin Growth also get F’s. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SM stock.

This week, Linn Energy (NASDAQ:LINE) drops from C to a D rating. Unicode Decode Error. The stock receives F’s in Earnings Growth, Earnings Momentum, and Equity. Cash Flow, Margin Growth, and Sales Growth also get F’s. For a full analysis of LINE stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

Oasis Petroleum (NYSE:OAS) gets weaker ratings this week as last week’s C drops to a D. Oasis Petroleum is an independant exploration and production company focused on the acquisition and development of unconventional oil and natural gas resources. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Growth, Cash Flow, and Margin Growth. The stock currently has a trailing PE Ratio of 35.70. To get an in-depth look at OAS, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of OAS stock.

The rating of NuSTAR GP Holdings (NYSE:NSH) slips from a D to an F. Nustar operates oil pipelines, terminals, and storage facilities. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Momentum, Earnings Surprise, and Sales Growth. The stock has a trailing PE Ratio of 83.20. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NSH stock.

Slipping from C to a D rating, Capital Product Partners (NASDAQ:CPLP) takes a hit this week. Capital Product Partners charters its vessels to be engaged in the seaborne transportation services of crude oil and refined petroleum products, edible oils, and soft chemicals. The stock rates an F in Earnings Growth, Earnings Momentum, and Equity. Cash Flow, Margin Growth, and Sales Growth also get F’s. To get an in-depth look at CPLP, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CPLP stock.

Halcon Resources (NYSE:HK) earns an F this week, falling from last week’s grade of D. Petrohawk Energy explores for oil and natural gas. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Growth, Earnings Momentum, and Equity. Cash Flow and Margin Growth also get F’s. Wall Street appears to agree with the stock downgrade, with share prices dropping 5.1% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of HK stock.

Callon Petroleum (NYSE:CPE) experiences a ratings drop this week, going from last week’s D to an F. Callon Petroleum engages in the acquisition, exploration, development, and production of crude oil and natural gas properties. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Growth, Earnings Momentum, Earnings Surprise, and Sales Growth. For a full analysis of CPE stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) earns a D this week, moving down from last week’s grade of C. ConocoPhillips is an international company involved in the exploration, production, refining, and marketing of energy. The stock also gets an F in Sales Growth. To get an in-depth look at COP, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of COP stock.

NuSTAR Energy’s (NYSE:NS) rating weakens this week, dropping to an F versus last week’s D. Nustar Energy transports and stores crude oil and refined products. In Earnings Growth, Earnings Surprise, Cash Flow, and Margin Growth the stock gets F’s. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NS stock.

The rating of Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM) declines this week from C to a D. Exxon Mobil operates petroleum and petrochemicals businesses on a worldwide basis. The stock also rates an F in Sales Growth. For a full analysis of XOM stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

Boardwalk Pipeline (NYSE:BWP) is having a tough week. The company’s rating falls from C to a D. Boardwalk Pipeline Partners engages in the ownership and operation of integrated natural gas pipelines and storage systems in the United States. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BWP stock.

This week, BP’s (NYSE:BP) rating worsens to an F from the company’s D rating a week ago. BP is involved in the supply, trading, refining, manufacturing, marketing and transportation of crude oil, petroleum, and chemical products to wholesale and retail customers. Share prices fell 7.5% over the past month. For a full analysis of BP stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

This week, Encana (NYSE:ECA) drops from a D to an F rating. Encana Corporation provides energy transportation, distribution, and related services in North America and internationally. Wall Street appears to agree with the stock downgrade, with share prices dropping 7.5% over the past month. To get an in-depth look at ECA, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ECA stock.

This is a rough week for Rosetta Resources (NASDAQ:ROSE). The company’s rating falls to D from the previous week’s C. Rosetta Resources is a biomedical company that discovers and develops diagnostic and therapeutic products based on a recently discovered group of genes known as microRNAs. The stock also gets an F in Cash Flow. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ROSE stock.

QEP Resources (NYSE:QEP) earns an F this week, falling from last week’s grade of D. QEP Resources is an independent natural gas and oil exploration and production company. The stock receives F’s in Earnings Growth, Earnings Momentum, and Earnings Surprise. Cash Flow and Sales Growth also get F’s. The stock currently has a trailing PE Ratio of 35.20. For a full analysis of QEP stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

W&T Offshore (NYSE:WTI) earns an F this week, moving down from last week’s grade of D. W&T Offshore is an independent oil and natural gas producer that engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of oil and natural gas properties primarily in the Gulf of Mexico. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Growth, Earnings Momentum, and Sales Growth. Share prices fell 6.9% over the past month. To get an in-depth look at WTI, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of WTI stock.

The rating of Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE:RDS.A) slips from a D to an F. Royal Dutch Shell explores for, produces, and refines petroleum. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Surprise and Sales Growth. The stock price has fallen 6.8% over the past month. For a full analysis of RDS.A stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

The rating of EV Energy (NASDAQ:EVEP) declines this week from a D to an F. EV Energy acquires, develops and produces oil and natural gas properties in the United States. The stock receives F’s in Earnings Growth, Earnings Momentum, Cash Flow, and Margin Growth. Investors seem to agree with the downgrade and have pushed down the share price 6.1% over the past month. The trailing PE Ratio for the stock is 490.00. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of EVEP stock.

Chesapeake Energy (NYSE:CHK) gets weaker ratings this week as last week’s D drops to an F. Chesapeake Energy explores, develops and acquires properties for the production of natural gas and crude oil from underground reservoirs. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Growth, Earnings Momentum, and Equity. Cash Flow, Margin Growth, and Sales Growth also get F’s. As of Feb. 22, 2013, 11.6% of outstanding Chesapeake Energy shares were held short. To get an in-depth look at CHK, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CHK stock.

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