7 Oil and Gas Stocks to Buy Now

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

   
7 Oil and Gas Stocks to Buy Now

The grades of seven 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 bumping up its rating from a C (“hold”) to a B (“buy”) 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.

Chesapeake Midstream Partners (CHKM) is seeing ratings go up from a C last week to a B this week. 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.

The rating of SM Energy Company (SM) moves up this week, rising from a C to a B. SM Energy is an independent energy company that explores, exploits, develops, acquires and produces natural gas and crude oil in the United States. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SM stock.

This week, Rex Energy Corporation’s (REXX) ratings are up from a C last week to a B. 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.

This week, Westmoreland Coal Company (WLB) is showing good progress as the company’s rating jumps from a B (“buy”) last week to an A (“strong buy”). Westmoreland Coal mines coal, which is used to produce electric power, and owns power-generating plants. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of WLB stock.

Enterprise Products Partners’ (EPD) ratings are looking better this week, moving up to a B from last week’s C. Enterprise Products Partners provides processing and transportation services to producers and consumers of natural gas liquids. At present, the stock has a dividend yield of 2.8%. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of EPD stock.

Sabine Royalty Trust (SBR) shows solid improvement this week. The company’s rating rises from a B 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 current 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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