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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.
Why We Like The Stock:
Tesoro Corp. (TSO) 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. A handful of oil and gas stocks have been on the decline since late February, such as HollyFrontier Corp. (HFC), Western Refining (WNR) and World Fuel Services Corp. (INT), though there have been a few outperformers, such as Phillips 66 (PSX) and TSO.
TSO peaked in mid-May at around $65, which is +12.85% higher than its current price. The stock has formed a nice base just north of $57, slightly above the 50-day moving average. With its long- and intermediate-term uptrends still fully intact, TSO looks poised to spring back up above $60 in the short-term. Despite maneuvering in the oversold stochastic for a little over 2 weeks, the price is holding up quite well. We would be buyers above $55.45 and look for a quick double-digit gain on this trade.
We Would Be Buyers:
At the current price (~$57.60).
Tesoro Corporation is an independent petroleum refiner and marketer in the United States. The company’s subsidiaries, operating through two business segments, manufacture and sell transportation fuels. Its refining operating segment, which operates seven refineries in the western United States, refines crude oil and other feedstocks into transportation fuels, such as gasoline, gasoline blendstocks, jet fuel and diesel fuel, as well as other products, including heavy fuel oils, liquefied petroleum gas, petroleum coke and asphalt. This operating segment sells refined products in wholesale and bulk markets to a range of customers within the operations area. Its retail operating segment (retail) sells transportation fuels and convenience products in 18 states through a network of 1,175 retail stations, under the Tesoro, Shell and USA Gasoline brands.
Stock Rating: 8.7
The Stock Rating indicates the combined score of our proprietary Earning Strength and Company Performance models. The rating scale is 0 – 10 with 10 being the highest.
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