8 Oil and Gas Stocks to Buy Now

by Portfolio Grader | February 8, 2013 5:00 pm

The grades of eight Oil and Gas stocks are on the rise this week on Portfolio Grader[1]. Each of these stocks is rated an “A” (“strong buy”) or “B” overall (“buy”).

Chesapeake Midstream Partners’ (NYSE:CHKM[2]) grade is moving up to a B (“buy”) this week from last week’s C (“hold”). 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[3].

Niska Gas Storage Partners (NYSE:NKA[4]) is seeing ratings go up from a C last week to a B this week. Niska Gas Storage is an independent owner and operator of natural gas storage assets in North America. Shares of NKA have increased 6.4% over the past month, better than the 3.3% increase the S&P 500 has seen over the same period of time. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NKA stock[5].

Access Midstream Partners LP (NYSE:ACMP[6]) shows solid improvement this week. The company’s rating rises from a C to a B. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ACMP stock[7].

This week, Valero Energy (NYSE:VLO[8]) is making solid headway. The company’s rating improves to an A (“strong buy”) from last week’s B (“buy”) rating. Valero is an independent petroleum refiner and marketer. Investors seem to agree with the upgraded status of the stock, and have pushed the stock up 30.2% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of VLO stock[9].

This week, Blueknight Energy’s (NASDAQ:BKEP[10]) ratings are up from a C last week to a B. Blueknight Energy Partners provides integrated terminalling, storage, processing, gathering, and transportation services for companies engaged in the production, distribution, and marketing of crude oil and asphalt products in the United States. Wall Street seems to agree with the upgrade and has propelled the stock up 12.2% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BKEP stock[11].

The rating of Energy Transfer Equity (NYSE:ETE[12]) moves up this week, rising from a C to a B. Energy Transfer Equity owns equity interests in Energy Transfer Partners, a limited partnership involved in the natural gas midstream, transportation, and storage business, as well as a retail propane business. The stock has a dividend yield of 2.5%. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ETE stock[13].

Cheniere Energy’s (AMEX:LNG[14]) ratings are looking better this week, moving up to a B from last week’s C. Cheniere Energy engages in the ownership and operation of liquefied natural gas (LNG) receiving terminals and natural gas pipelines in the Gulf Coast of the United States. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of LNG stock[15].

Atlas Energy (NYSE:ATLS[16]) boosts its rating from a C to a B this week. Atlas Energy engages in the development and production of natural gas and oil in the Appalachian basin, Illinois basin, and the Rocky Mountain region of the United States. Investors have pushed the stock price up 5.4% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ATLS stock[17].

Louis Navellier’s proprietary Portfolio Grader[18] 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[19].

Endnotes:
  1. Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/
  2. CHKM: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CHKM
  3. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CHKM stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CHKM
  4. NKA: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=NKA
  5. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NKA stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=NKA
  6. ACMP: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ACMP
  7. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ACMP stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ACMP
  8. VLO: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=VLO
  9. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of VLO stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=VLO
  10. BKEP: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=BKEP
  11. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BKEP stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=BKEP
  12. ETE: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ETE
  13. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ETE stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ETE
  14. LNG: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=LNG
  15. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of LNG stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=LNG
  16. ATLS: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ATLS
  17. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ATLS stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ATLS
  18. Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/
  19. here: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/

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