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6 Oil and Gas Stocks to Buy Now

SZYM, CHKM, REXX, WLB, EPD, SBR improve in weekly rankings

   

The grades of six oil and gas stocks are better this week, according to the Portfolio Grader database. Every one of these stocks has an “A” (“strong buy”) or “B” overall (“buy”) rating.

Solazyme, Inc. (SZYM) is making progress this week as its rating of C (“hold”) from last week increases to a B (“buy”) rating this week. Solazyme develops renewable oil and bio-products. In Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategory of Sales Growth, SZYM also gets an A. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SZYM stock.

This week, Chesapeake Midstream Partners (CHKM) pushes up from a C to a B rating. 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.

Rex Energy Corporation’s (REXX) ratings are looking better this week, moving up to a B from last week’s C. Rex Energy is an independent energy company engaged in the acquisition, production, exploration and development of oil and gas. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of REXX stock.

Westmoreland Coal Company (WLB) is progressing from last week’s rating of B (“buy”) as the company improves to an A (“strong buy”) this week. Westmoreland mines coal, which is used to produce electric power, and owns power-generating plants. The stock price has risen 12.7% over the past month, better than the 1.3% decrease the Nasdaq has seen over the same period of time. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of WLB stock.

The rating of Enterprise Products Partners (EPD) moves up this week, rising from a C to a B. Enterprise Products Partners provides processing and transportation services to producers and consumers of natural gas liquids. The current dividend yield is 2.8%. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of EPD stock.

This week, Sabine Royalty Trust’s (SBR) ratings are up from a B last week to an A. Sabine Royalty Trust is an express trust that receives a distribution of royalty and mineral interests from certain oil and gas properties located in Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. The stock’s dividend yield is 3.3%. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SBR 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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