Best Oil Stocks To Buy For 2019

U.S. equities mostly finished lower on Thursday while the Dow Jones Industrial Average inched higher — by four tenths of a point — to a new record high. For the average investor, all the focus will be on the Dow’s seventh consecutive gain. Below the surface, however, ominous signs continue to grow with the market flashing another “Hindenburg Omen” signal in the latest in a cluster of signals warning that breadth is fading away as buying interest grows increasingly narrow.

Headlines were preoccupied with palace intrigue out of Washington on reports Special Council Robert Mueller has impaneled a grand jury in the Russia probe. This was widely viewed as an intensification of the investigation.

In the end, the Dow Jones gained a fraction, the S&P 500 lost 0.2%, the Nasdaq Composite lost 0.4% and the Russell 2000 lost 0.5%. Treasury bonds strengthened, the dollar was mixed, gold lost 0.3% and crude oil fell 1.1% to reverse early session strength. That boosted the ProShares UltraShort Crude Oil (NYSEARCA:SCO) recommended to Edge subscribers to a gain of nearly 3%.

Best Oil Stocks To Buy For 2019: AmTrust Financial Services, Inc.(AFSI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Benzinga News Desk]

    Carl Icahn fired off a letter to the board of AmTrust Financial Services (NASDAQ: AFSI) Thursday, blasting the firm for pursuing an “opportunistic going-private transaction” that would squeeze out minority shareholders: Link

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    These are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern’s scoring:

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    Should You Listen to This Stock? Encana Corporation (ECA) moves 51.44% away from One Year Low (nasdaqchronicle.com) Hot Mover of the Day – Encana Corporation (NYSE:ECA) (thestockgem.com) Enrapturing Stocks: Encana Corporation, (NYSE: ECA), AmTrust Financial Services, Inc., (NASDAQ: AFSI) (globalexportlines.com) Analysts, Options Traders Love This Lesser-Known Energy Stock (schaeffersresearch.com) Encana Corp (ECA) Expected to Announce Quarterly Sales of $1.12 Billion (americanbankingnews.com)

    ECA traded up $0.27 on Thursday, hitting $12.47. 9,071,326 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 9,380,907. Encana has a 12 month low of $8.01 and a 12 month high of $14.31. The company has a quick ratio of 1.16, a current ratio of 1.16 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.62. The stock has a market capitalization of $11.70 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 29.00, a P/E/G ratio of 1.98 and a beta of 2.00.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reissued their $14.58 rating on shares of AmTrust Financial Services (NASDAQ:AFSI) in a research report report published on Wednesday. They currently have a $14.75 price target on the insurance provider’s stock.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    AmTrust Financial Services Inc (NASDAQ:AFSI) has been given a consensus recommendation of “Hold” by the ten ratings firms that are presently covering the firm, MarketBeat.com reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation and seven have assigned a hold recommendation to the company. The average 1 year price objective among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $14.63.

Best Oil Stocks To Buy For 2019: Newfield Exploration Company(NFX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Tuesday was Newfield Exploration Company (NYSE: NFX) which traded down nearly 5% at $23.22. The stock’s 52-week range is $22.96 to $37.61. Volume was 5.2 million compared to the daily average volume of 3.3 million.

  • [By VantagePoint]

    Newfield Exploration Company (NYSE: NFX) just had a bearish crossover on Friday, according to the chart. The predicted 72-hour moving average crossed below the simple 10-day moving average. If Monday's price action holds, that will serve as a confirmation the negative trend. 

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    The IEA’s forecast bodes well for oil stocks, especially those that have underperformed during the rally over the past year. Two that stand out are Newfield Exploration (NYSE:NFX) and Apache (NYSE:APA), since both have lost value even though oil has been red-hot. Because of that, they trade at dirt cheap valuations versus their peers. That underperformance doesn’t make sense given the growth these companies can deliver at much lower oil prices.

Best Oil Stocks To Buy For 2019: EverBank Financial Corp.(EVER)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Everquote Inc. (NASDAQ: EVER) raised $84 million selling 4.7 million shares at $18, above the expected range of $15 to $17. Shares closed flat on the first day of trading and closed the week up 1%.

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