#6: Chevron (CVX)
It has been a bit of a rollercoaster ride for Chevron (CVX) this year, as the shares have traded in a channel between $115 and $120 for the better part of the last nine months. However, with oil prices ticking back up towards $100 recently, CVX has started to stabilize.
The stock is up just 14% in 2013, lagging the Dow by about 10 percentage points. Fortunately, the company increased its dividend by 10 cents to $1 early in the year, which translates to a legitimate 3.2% yield.
Investors can add CVX to their portfolios at about 10 times forward earnings, which is on par with the rest of the energy sector, and capture that quarterly dividend for an added source of income.
Additionally, the energy revolution is underway in the U.S. thanks to the fracking phenomenon, and Chevron stands to benefit greatly from the vast amount of natural gas beneath our feet.