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23 Oil Industry Names to Avoid

Avoid these oil and energy players in your portfolio


I couldn’t have planned it better. The day after I highlighted Midwest refiners as a bright spot in the energy sector, many of them rebounded. The fact remains that global demand for oil is on the rise and there is long-term profit potential supporting many North American oil and gas companies.

But that’s not to say that you should go out and load up on any and all energy stocks. Despite the catalysts that are bolstering profits for many companies, some household names have missed the boat. In fact, you may be surprised to find out that some of the biggest names in energy are actually more trouble than they’re worth. To help keep you focused on the best profit opportunities around, here are 23 companies that you’ll want to steer clear of.

Symbol Company Name Quantitative Grade Fundamental Grade My Recommendation
APA Apache F D Strong Sell
APC Anadarko Petroleum D C Sell
BP BP F C Sell
CHK Chesapeake Energy D C Sell
CIE Cobalt International Energy D C Sell
CNQ Canadian Natural Resources F D Strong Sell
CVE Cenovus Energy F D Strong Sell
DVN Devon Energy F D Strong Sell
E ENI S.p.A. D D Sell
EC Ecopetrol S.A. F C Sell
ECA Encana D D Sell
MRO Marathon D D Sell
OXY Occidental Petroleum F C Sell
PBR Petrobras Petroleo Brasileiro F D Strong Sell
PTR PetroChina F C Sell
PXD Pioneer Natural Resources D D Sell
RDS.A Royal Dutch Shell PLC F C Sell
SE Spectra Energy D D Sell
SSL Sasol Ltd. F C Sell
STO Statoil ASA F C Sell
SU Suncor Energy F D Strong Sell
TLM Talisman Energy F D Strong Sell
WPZ Williams Partners D D Sell


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