This week, five energy services stocks are improving their overall ratings on Portfolio Grader. Each of these stocks is rated an “A” (“strong buy”) or “B” overall (“buy”).
This week, Exterran Partners, L.P. (EXLP) is showing significant improvement as the company’s rating hops from a C (“hold”) to a B (“buy”). Exterran Partners offers natural gas compression services. In Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategory of Margin Growth, EXLP also gets an A. Shares of the stock have been changing hands at an unusually rapid pace, up 1181.5% from the week prior. The stock’s dividend yield is 2.1%. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of EXLP stock.
The rating of Synthesis Energy Systems, Inc. (SYMX) moves up this week, rising from a C to a B. Synthesis Energy Systems designs, invests in, builds, owns, and operates utility plants for industrial customers. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SYMX stock.
Parker Drilling Company (PKD) improves from a C to a B rating this week. Parker Drilling provides contract drilling and related services. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PKD stock.
CARBO Ceramics’ (CRR) ratings are looking better this week, moving up to a B from last week’s C. CARBO Ceramics manufactures and supplies resin-coated ceramic and resin-coated sand proppants primarily used in the hydraulic fracturing of natural gas and oil wells in the United States and internationally. Shares of CRR have increased 9.8% over the past month, better than the 1.7% decrease the S&P 500 has seen over the same period of time. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CRR stock.
Helmerich & Payne, Inc. (HP) is seeing ratings go up from a C last week to a B this week. Helmerich & Payne provides contract drilling of oil and gas wells in the Gulf of Mexico and South America. The stock’s current price of $107.78 is approaching the 52-week high of $108.75. The stock has a dividend yield of 2.5%. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of HP 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.