At StateoftheMarkets.com, we strive to “own the best and ignore the rest” in our equity portfolios. Toward this end, each day we search our database for a “top stock” (a top rated company in terms of earnings strength as well as company and industry performance) that presents a strong technical “set up” and a good entry point.
In short, when our equity team is looking to add a stock to one of our portfolios, the “bull’s eye” stock shown below is generally their first choice.
|Company||Symbol||Industry||Stock Rating||YTD% Gain||S.T. Stop Loss|
|Gulfport Energy Corp.||GPOR||Oil & Gas Exploration & Production||7.3||+23.80%||$47.54|
Why We Like The Stock:
Gulfport Energy Corp. (GPOR) is our most compelling buy today due to the fact that it is a top rated stock (in terms of earnings strength and company/industry performance) with a positive technical set-up. Like similar oil and gas exploration and production stocks including Bonanza Creek Energy (BCEI) and SM Energy (SM), GPOR still features a nice short-term uptrend despite the destruction since yesterday’s FOMC announcement. Currently, the stock is hovering just above its 50-day moving average. While it’s hard to recommend buying too far below this level, should GPOR hold its current price today, we would use this pullback to gain a favorable entry into a stock that has displayed considerable strength this year.
We Would Be Buyers:
At the current price (~$49.95).
Gulfport Energy Corporation is an independent oil and natural gas exploration and production company with its principal producing properties located along the Louisiana Gulf Coast in the West Cote Blanche Bay, or WCBB, and Hackberry fields, and in West Texas in the Permian Basin. The Company also holds an acreage position in the Alberta oil sands in Canada through its interest in Grizzly Oil Sands ULC, and has interests in entities that operate in Southeast Asia, including the Phu Horm gas field in Thailand. In February 2013, it raised its stake to 93.8%, by acquiring a 16.2% stake in the Utica Shale assets, located in Ohio, from Windsor Ohio LLC.
Stock Rating: 7.3
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