#3 in the Best Stocks of 2014 Contest: Emerge Energy Services LP (EMES)
Investor: Jon Markman
YTD Return: +1%
The next entry in our 10 Best Stocks for 2014 contest is our first pick sitting in the black. Emerge Energy Services LP (EMES) — a $930 million oil and gas services company headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas — has gained 1% year-to-date, putting it ahead of the broader markets.
Markman chose EMES stock for the Best Stocks for 2014 race because it processes fuel and sand. Why should you care about sand? Well, sand is a key material for fracking — a process that has led to our nation’s recent natural gas boom. Meanwhile, the fuel segment provides a strong foundation for EMES earnings.
For the cherry on top, Emerge Energy Services is a master limited partnership … one that currently yields more than 8%. Don’t be surprised if that sweet payout turns out to be just the extra boost EMES stock needs to move up from its bronze-medal spot.