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3 Oil and Gas Stocks to Buy Now

CHKM, UGP, COP improve in weekly rankings


Three 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”).

Chesapeake Midstream Partners (NYSE:CHKM) is bettering its rating of C (“hold”) from last week to a B (“buy”) this week. 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.

Ultrapar Participacoes (NYSE:UGP) improves from a C to a B rating this week. Ultrapar Holdings operates in the segment of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) distribution, light fuel & lubricant distribution, and related business in Southern and Southeastern Brazil, production and marketing of chemicals, and provision of integrated logistics solution services for special bulk cargo. Shares of UGP have increased 9.8% over the past month, better than the 2.4% increase the S&P 500 has seen over the same period of time. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of UGP stock.

ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) is seeing ratings go up from a C last week to a B this week. ConocoPhillips is an international company involved in the exploration, production, refining, and marketing of energy. The stock’s dividend yield is 2.6%. The stock currently has a trailing PE Ratio of 7.60. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of COP 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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