4 Gas Utilities Stocks to Buy Now

by Portfolio Grader | February 6, 2013 1:00 pm

Four Gas Utilities stocks are moving up in their overall rating this week, according to the Portfolio Grader[1] database. Every one of these is graded an “A” (“strong buy”) or “B” overall (“buy”).

Chesapeake Utilities (NYSE:CPK[2]) 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[3].

This is a strong week for Ferrellgas Partners (NYSE:FGP[4]). 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[5].

The rating of Star Gas Partners (NYSE:SGU[6]) 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[7].

This week, UGI Corp. (NYSE:UGI[8]) 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[9].

Louis Navellier’s proprietary Portfolio Grader[10] 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[11].

Endnotes:
  1. Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/
  2. CPK: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CPK
  3. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CPK stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CPK
  4. FGP: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=FGP
  5. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of FGP stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=FGP
  6. SGU: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=SGU
  7. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SGU stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=SGU
  8. UGI: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=UGI
  9. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of UGI stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=UGI
  10. Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/
  11. here: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/

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