Best Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019

Oil prices have risen off of the lows reached following the mid-2014 oil downturn. That’s been great news for most oil-related companies, since it means revenues are heading higher. The biggest beneficiaries are the companies most reliant on oil prices, like ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP), which is up 85% since mid-January 2016, when oil prices started rising again. However, the downturn was an ugly reminder that what goes up can just as quickly go down. If you are considering an oil investment, forget ConocoPhillips and take a look at this pair of diversified energy giants instead.

The big problem

ConocoPhillips is a well-run company. In fact, it has been executing particularly well lately, with solid production growth and strong production growth expectations over the next few years. The problem is the company’s lack of diversification. ConocoPhillips spun off Phillips 66 in 2012, jettisoning its downstream assets and leaving ConocoPhillips focused exclusively on exploration and production.

Best Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: Natural Gas Services Group, Inc.(NGS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of Natural Gas Services Group, Inc. (NYSE:NGS) hit a new 52-week low during mid-day trading on Tuesday . The stock traded as low as $20.41 and last traded at $20.60, with a volume of 302 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $20.93.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Natural Gas Services Group, Inc. Common Stock (NYSE:NGS) CEO Stephen Charles Taylor sold 1,306 shares of Natural Gas Services Group, Inc. Common Stock stock in a transaction dated Thursday, August 23rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $22.51, for a total value of $29,398.06. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 319,982 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $7,202,794.82. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink.

Best Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: EOG Resources, Inc.(EOG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Here’s how share prices of the largest U.S. natural gas producers reacting to this latest report:

    Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM), the country’s largest producer of natural gas, traded up about 0.7%, at $77.48 in a 52-week range of $72.16 to $89.30. Chesapeake Energy Corp. (NYSE: CHK) traded down about 2.1%, at $4.31 in a 52-week range of $2.53 to $5.60. EOG Resources Inc. (NYSE: EOG) traded up about 0.7% to $116.29. The 52-week range is $81.99 to $131.60.

    In addition, the United States Natural Gas ETF (NYSEARCA: UNG) traded down about 1.5%, at $23.79 in a 52-week range of $20.40 to $27.92.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    EOG Resources Inc. (NYSE: EOG) traded down about 0.3% to $125.17. The 52-week range is $81.99 to $131.60.

    The United States Natural Gas ETF (NYSEARCA: UNG) traded up about 1.2%, at $22.92 in a 52-week range of $20.40 to $27.92.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    EOG Resources (NYSE:EOG) also has lots of flexibility to make changes depending on the level of oil. At $50 a barrel, the company can generate enough cash to pay its dividend and fund the wells needed to boost its U.S. oil production by 15%. Meanwhile, at $60 a barrel, it could grow its production at an even faster 25% annual rate. However, the company plans to be flexible, which is why it currently intends on using some of its excess cash to pay down debt instead of growing as fast as it can.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Here’s how share prices of the largest U.S. natural gas producers reacting to the latest report:

    Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM), the country’s largest producer of natural gas, traded up less than 0.1% to $79.26, in a 52-week range of $72.16 to $89.30. Chesapeake Energy Corp. (NYSE: CHK) traded down about 2%, at $3.07 in a 52-week range of $2.53 to $5.87. EOG Resources Inc. (NYSE: EOG) traded up about 0.8% to $113.76. The 52-week range is $81.99 to $119.00.

    Furthermore, the United States Natural Gas ETF (NYSEARCA: UNG) traded down about 0.9%, at $22.41 in a 52-week range of $20.40 to $31.72.

Best Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: Weatherford International plc(WFT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Weatherford International plc (NYSE: WFT) traded down nearly 13% Monday and posted a new 52-week low of $3.05 after closing Friday at $3.50. The stock’s 52-week high is $7.09 Volume was around 42 million, nearly double the daily average of around 22 million shares. The company missed analysts’ earnings and revenues estimates last Friday.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    SemiLEDs Corporation (NASDAQ: LEDS) shares rose 35.8 percent to $4.55.
    EVINE Live Inc. (NASDAQ: EVLV) gained 28.8 percent to $1.04. The pay-TV home shopping company was named as a potential acquisition target by TechCrunch. According to the publication, Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) is exploring ways of marketing its products and services to consumers beyond the internet.
    Sanmina Corp (NASDAQ: SANM) shares surged 19.1 percent to $33.00 as the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its second quarter on Monday.
    Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSII) gained 14.9 percent to $37.22 as the company posted upbeat results for its first quarter.
    Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. (NYSE: SC) shares climbed 14 percent to $17.90 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. (NYSE: HLX) climbed 14 percent to $7.12 following strong quarterly results.
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) gained 13.6 percent to $8.25.
    Atossa Genetics Inc. (NASDAQ: ATOS) rose 11.8 percent to $3.34. Atossa Genetics disclosed that it has Received positive interim review from the Independent Safety Committee in Phase 1 Topical endoxifen dose escalation study in men.
    Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS) gained 11.6 percent to $40.99 after the company posted upbeat Q1 results and issued a strong Q2 forecast.
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) climbed 11.2 percent to $4.9363.
    Mitel Networks Corporation (NASDAQ: MITL) rose 10.5 percent to $11.23 after the company agreed to be acquired by affiliates of Searchlight Capital Partners for $2.0 billion.
    Systemax Inc. (NYSE: SYX) rose 10.2 percent to $30.86. Sidoti & Co. upgraded Systemax from Neutral to Buy.
    Orchids Paper Products Company (NYSE: TIS) surged 9.2 percent to $7.13. Orchids Paper Products is expected to report its Q1 financial results on Wednesday, April 25, 2018.
    New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc. (NYSE: EDU) rose

Best Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: MGE Energy Inc.(MGEE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    MGE Energy (NASDAQ:MGEE) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating.

    Minerva Neurosciences (NASDAQ:NERV) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a buy rating.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    BidaskClub downgraded shares of MGE Energy (NASDAQ:MGEE) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report issued on Friday.

    Separately, ValuEngine cut shares of MGE Energy from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report on Wednesday, June 6th.

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    Utility stocks are generally considered conservative investments that reward shareholders over the long term with sizable dividends that grow slowly and steadily over time. With the S&P 500 Index’s yield hovering around 2%, the bar for yield is set pretty low today. That said, investors should think twice before jumping at utilities like UGI Corporation (NYSE:UGI), Atmos Energy Corporation (NYSE:ATO), and MGE Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:MGEE), which offer little if any yield advantage over an S&P 500 Index fund.

Best Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: U.S. Energy Corp.(USEG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    News headlines about U.S. Energy (NASDAQ:USEG) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group scores the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. U.S. Energy earned a daily sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the energy company an impact score of 46.1711250941963 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    News stories about U.S. Energy (NASDAQ:USEG) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. U.S. Energy earned a media sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the energy company an impact score of 46.6605255497675 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

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