Best Clean Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now

Has investing in energy piqued your interest lately? It probably should. Oil and gas producers have become much more disciplined operators after the recent price crash, and alternative-energy solutions continue to grow at incredible rates. While it is still a volatile industry, it is on much surer footing than it has been in several years, and could make for some compelling investments.

So we asked three of our Motley Fool contributors to each highlight a stock they think is a top buy this month. Here’s why they picked Williams Companies (NYSE:WMB), Clean Energy Fuels (NASDAQ:CLNE), and SolarEdge Technologies (NASDAQ:SEDG)

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Near-term growth, and more

Matt DiLallo (Williams Companies): This natural gas pipeline giant has had a slow start in 2018. Through the first half of the year, cash flow at the company’s MLP Williams Partners (NYSE:WPZ) has only increased by about 2%, due mainly to recent asset sales. However, with a major expansion project coming on line, cash flow growth should accelerate in the second half of the year. That project and others in the pipeline have the company on track to grow cash flow 9% in 2018 and another 13% next year.

Best Clean Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: Merit Medical Systems Inc.(MMSI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Eagle Boston Investment Management Inc. increased its stake in shares of Merit Medical Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:MMSI) by 5.2% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 412,344 shares of the medical instruments supplier’s stock after buying an additional 20,334 shares during the quarter. Merit Medical Systems comprises approximately 1.9% of Eagle Boston Investment Management Inc.’s holdings, making the stock its 4th largest position. Eagle Boston Investment Management Inc. owned 0.82% of Merit Medical Systems worth $18,699,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Bank of America cut shares of Merit Medical Systems (NASDAQ:MMSI) from a buy rating to an underperform rating in a report published on Tuesday morning, MarketBeat reports. They currently have $64.00 price target on the medical instruments supplier’s stock.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Best Clean Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: Penumbra, Inc.(PEN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Penumbra (NYSE: PEN) and Globus Medical (NYSE:GMED) are both mid-cap medical companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability and valuation.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Penumbra (NYSE:PEN) Director Bridget O’rourke purchased 700 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, May 25th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $156.40 per share, for a total transaction of $109,480.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Headlines about Penumbra (NYSE:PEN) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Penumbra earned a news sentiment score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the company an impact score of 45.5836260957262 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Penumbra Inc (NYSE:PEN) insider Daniel Donen Davis sold 7,500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, August 27th. The stock was sold at an average price of $130.38, for a total transaction of $977,850.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink.

Best Clean Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: Western Asset Emerging Markets Income Fund, Inc(EMD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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Best Clean Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: Grifols, S.A.(GRFS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Financial Gravity Companies Inc. raised its stake in shares of Grifols (NASDAQ:GRFS) by 264.0% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm owned 13,862 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock after purchasing an additional 10,054 shares during the quarter. Financial Gravity Companies Inc.’s holdings in Grifols were worth $282,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Grifols (NASDAQ:GRFS) was upgraded by equities researchers at BidaskClub from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday.

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