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4 Gas Utilities Stocks to Buy Now

CPK, FGP, SGU, UGI improve in weekly rankings

   

Four Gas Utilities 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 Utilities (NYSE:CPK) ups its rating to a B (“buy”) this week after earning a C (“hold”) in the week before. Chesapeake Utilities is a utility company engaged in the distribution, transmission, and marketing of natural gas; the distribution and wholesale marketing of propane; advanced information services; and other related businesses. In Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategory of Earnings Surprise, CPK also gets an A. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CPK stock.

This is a strong week for Ferrellgas Partners (NYSE:FGP). The company’s rating climbs to B from the previous week’s C. Ferrellgas Partners sells, distributes, markets, and trades propane and other natural gas liquids. Shares of FGP have increased 7.2% over the past month, better than the 3.4% increase the S&P 500 has seen over the same period of time. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of FGP stock.

The rating of Star Gas Partners (NYSE:SGU) moves up this week, rising from a C to a B. Star Gas Partners distributes oil and provides services related to home heating. Wall Street has pushed the stock higher by 15% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SGU stock.

This week, UGI Corp. (NYSE:UGI) is making solid headway. The company’s rating improves to an A (“strong buy”) from last week’s B (“buy”) rating. UGI distributes and markets energy products and services. Wall Street seems to agree with the upgrade and has propelled the stock up 6.9% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of UGI 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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