16 Oil and Gas Stocks to Sell Now

CPG, GMLP, CZZ, GDP, XCO, CLMT, PAA, TRP, ENB, GASS, TAT, UGP, GEVO, PETD, CVX, KMI slump in weekly rankings

This week, the overall grades of 16 oil and gas stocks are lower, according to the Portfolio Grader database. Each of these rates a “D” (“sell”) or “F” overall (“strong sell”).

Crescent Point Energy Corp. (CPG) earns an F (“strong sell”) this week, moving down from last week’s grade of D (“sell”). In Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategories of Earnings Revisions, Earnings Surprise, Cash Flow and Margin Growth, CPG also gets F’s. Shares of the stock have been changing hands at an unusually rapid pace, three times the rate of the week prior. The stock has a trailing PE Ratio of 45.70. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CPG stock.

Golar LNG Partners (GMLP) is on the decline this week, earning a D (“sell”) after receiving a C (“hold”) last week. Golar LNG Partners owns floating storage and regasification units and liquefied natural gas carriers. Shares of the stock have been changing hands at an unusually rapid pace, four times the rate of the week prior. To get an in-depth look at GMLP, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of GMLP stock.

Cosan Limited Class A (CZZ) earns an F this week, moving down from last week’s grade of D. Cosan is a fully integrated company in the renewable energy and infrastructure segments in Brazil. The stock gets F’s in Cash Flow and Margin Growth. Shares of the stock have been changing hands at an unusually rapid pace, twice the rate of the week prior. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CZZ stock.

The rating of Goodrich Petroleum Corporation (GDP) slips from a C to a D. Goodrich Petroleum explores, develops, produces and acquires oil and natural gas properties. In Earnings Growth, Earnings Revisions, Equity and Cash Flow the stock gets F’s. As of Dec. 12, 2014, 37.6% of outstanding Goodrich Petroleum Corporation shares were held short. Shares of the stock have been trading at an exceptionally rapid pace, up threefold from the week prior. To get an in-depth look at GDP, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of GDP stock.

EXCO Resources, Inc.’s (XCO) rating weakens this week, dropping to an F versus last week’s D. EXCO Resources is an oil and natural gas company involved in the exploration, exploitation, development and production of onshore North American oil and natural gas properties. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Surprise, Equity and Cash Flow. As of Dec. 12, 2014, 12.3% of outstanding EXCO Resources, Inc. shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of XCO stock.

The rating of Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. (CLMT) declines this week from a D to an F. Calumet Specialty Products produces hydrocarbon products in North America. The stock receives F’s in Earnings Growth, Earnings Momentum and Earnings Revisions. Cash Flow and Margin Growth also get F’s. Trade volume is up 619% from the previous week. To get an in-depth look at CLMT, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CLMT stock.

Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. (PAA) earns a D this week, moving down from last week’s grade of C. Plains All American Pipeline is involved in interstate and intrastate crude oil pipeline transportation and crude oil terminalling storage activities. Shares of the stock have been trading at an exceptionally rapid pace, up fourfold from the week prior. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PAA stock.

This is a rough week for TransCanada Corporation (TRP). The company’s rating falls to F from the previous week’s D. TransCanada develops and operates energy infrastructures, including natural gas pipelines. Shares of the stock are changing hands at twice the rate they were a week ago. To get an in-depth look at TRP, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of TRP stock.

The rating of Enbridge (ENB) declines this week from a D to an F. Enbridge is in the business of transportation and distribution of crude oil and natural gas primarily in Canada and the United States. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Growth, Earnings Momentum and Cash Flow. The stock currently has a trailing PE Ratio of 60.80. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ENB stock.

StealthGas (GASS) is having a tough week. The company’s rating falls from a C to a D. StealthGas offers marine transport services for liquefied petroleum gas producers and users. The stock receives F’s in Earnings Growth, Earnings Revisions, Earnings Surprise and Cash Flow. Shares of the stock are being traded at a very rapid pace, up 528.4% from the week prior. To get an in-depth look at GASS, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of GASS stock.

TransAtlantic Petroleum’s (TAT) rating weakens this week, dropping to a D versus last week’s C. TransAtlantic Petroleum explores for and produces crude oil and natural gas. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Surprise and Cash Flow. Shares of the stock have been changing hands at an unusually rapid pace, three times the rate of the week prior. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of TAT stock.

Ultrapar Participacoes S.A. Sponsored ADR (UGP) earns an F this week, falling from last week’s grade of D. Ultrapar Participacoes is engaged in the fuel distribution and chemical businesses in Brazil. Shares of the stock have been changing hands at an unusually rapid pace, four times the rate of the week prior. To get an in-depth look at UGP, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of UGP stock.

Slipping from a D to an F rating, Gevo (GEVO) takes a hit this week. Gevo operates as a technology development company for biobutanol. The stock gets F’s in Equity, Cash Flow and Sales Growth. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of GEVO stock.

The rating of PDC Energy (PETD) slips from a C to a D. PDC Energy is an oil and gas company with drilling and production operations in the Rocky Mountains, the Appalachian Basin and Michigan. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Revisions and Cash Flow. To get an in-depth look at PETD, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PETD stock.

This week, Chevron Corporation’s (CVX) rating worsens to an F from the company’s D rating a week ago. Chevron is an integrated energy company with operations in countries located around the world. Shares of the stock have been trading at an exceptionally rapid pace, up threefold from the week prior. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CVX stock.

Kinder Morgan, Inc. Class P (KMI) experiences a ratings drop this week, going from last week’s D to an F. Kinder Morgan is a pipeline transportation and energy storage company. The trailing PE Ratio for the stock is 32.90. To get an in-depth look at KMI, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of KMI stock.

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