Hot Oil Stocks To Watch For 2019

U.K. stocks on Friday pulled back from a record close, as shares of AstraZeneca declined following the heavyweight drug maker’s earnings report, and as shares in oil companies took a break from their recent rally.

What are markets doing?

The FTSE 100 index
UKX, -0.23%
 dropped 0.2% to 7,775.70, on track to break a three-day winning streak. On Thursday, that win streak helped push the London benchmark to an all-time closing high, after a solid run that was boosted by a weaker pound and a rally in oil stocks.

Hot Oil Stocks To Watch For 2019: Williams Partners L.P.(WPZ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Loxo Oncology, Inc. (NASDAQ: LOXO) rose 17.1 percent to $163.30 in pre-market trading as the company disclosed that LOXO-292 Phase 1 trial abstract was selected for 'Best of ASCO'.
    CytomX Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: CTMX) rose 11.5 percent to $27.15 in pre-market trading after the company announced presentations at the 2018 ASCO Annual Meeting.
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) rose 12.3 percent to $5.47 in pre-market trading after reporting narrower-than-expected Q1 loss.
    Flotek Industries, Inc. (NYSE: FTK) shares rose 7.1 percent to $3.62 in the pre-market trading session.
    Baozun Inc. (NASDAQ: BZUN) shares rose 5.8 percent to $47.65 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: WWE) rose 5.5 percent to $46.00 in pre-market trading.
    Williams Partners L.P. (NYSE: WPZ) rose 5.3 percent to $40.50 in pre-market trading after The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE: WMB) announced agreement to acquire all public equity of Williams Partners in a $10.5 billion deal.
    Koss Corporation (NASDAQ: KOSS) shares rose 4.6 percent to $2.72 in pre-market trading after surging 12.55 percent on Wednesday.
    Enphase Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: ENPH) rose 4.5 percent to $5.85 in pre-market trading after gaining 5.66 percent on Wednesday.
    Farmer Bros. Co. (NASDAQ: FARM) rose 4.1 percent to $27 in pre-market trading after climbing 7.90 percent on Wednesday.
    Kosmos Energy Ltd. (NYSE: KOS) rose 4 percent to $7.70 in pre-market trading.

     

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Analysts at Stifel Nicolaus downgraded Williams Partners L.P. (NYSE: WPZ) from Buy to Hold..

    Williams Partners shares fell 0.63 percent to close at $41.23 on Friday.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Natural gas pipeline giant Williams Companies (NYSE:WMB) announced today that it agreed to acquire the rest of its master limited partnership (MLP) Williams Partners (NYSE:WPZ) that it didn’t already own in a $10.5 billion deal. Not to be outdone, Canadian energy infrastructure giant Enbridge (NYSE:ENB) made an offer to acquire its namesake MLP Enbridge Energy Partners (NYSE:EEP), along with the rest of its publicly traded entities, including Spectra Energy Partners (NYSE:SEP). These transactions have big implications not only for investors in these entities but for those who own other pipeline companies, too.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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Hot Oil Stocks To Watch For 2019: Transocean Inc.(RIG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    D.B. Root & Company LLC acquired a new position in shares of Transocean (NYSE:RIG) during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund acquired 30,040 shares of the offshore drilling services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $297,000.

  • [By Tyler Crowe, Matthew DiLallo, and Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    While we aren’t prognosticators on crude oil prices, there does appear to be a lot of value in the energy sector at this price level. So we asked three Motley Fool investors to highlight a stock in the sector they like this month. Here’s why they picked Enterprise Products Partners (NYSE:EPD), Enbridge (NYSE:ENB), and Transocean (NYSE:RIG). 

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of Transocean LTD (NYSE:RIG) have earned an average rating of “Hold” from the twenty-two analysts that are covering the stock, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, seven have given a hold recommendation and eleven have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12 month target price among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $12.80.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Transocean LTD (NYSE:RIG)’s share price shot up 1.5% on Thursday . The stock traded as high as $13.60 and last traded at $13.39. 771,349 shares were traded during trading, a decline of 94% from the average session volume of 13,165,396 shares. The stock had previously closed at $13.19.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of Transocean LTD (NYSE:RIG) gapped down prior to trading on Thursday . The stock had previously closed at $13.41, but opened at $13.13. Transocean shares last traded at $12.81, with a volume of 16922465 shares trading hands.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Transocean Ltd. (NYSE: RIG) started as Overweight with a $15 price target, which represented an implied upside call of 25% compared with the prior day’s $11.93 closing price. Elsewhere, Wells Fargo raised it to Outperform from Market Perform with an even more aggressive $16 price target, and BTIG initiated Transocean with a Buy rating and with an $18 price target just a day earlier. The stock closed up 2.9% at $11.93 on Tuesday, and it was up 3.3% at $12.33 in Wednesday’s midday trading. The 52-week range is $8.70 to $14.34, and the prior consensus price target of $12.61 ticked up to above $13 after the calls.

Hot Oil Stocks To Watch For 2019: Marathon Oil Corporation(MRO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Marathon Oil (NYSE:MRO) delivered exceptional operational and financial results in 2018. Not only did its U.S. oil production outperform the midpoint of its initial guidance range by 22.5%, but it also generated a boatload of free cash flow. That strong performance is one of many reasons Marathon CEO Lee Tillman believes his company checks all the boxes for investors. He laid out the case for the company on its fourth-quarter conference call, detailing four reasons Marathon is an ideal oil stock. Here’s what he said.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Melrose Industries (LON:MRO) issued its earnings results on Thursday. The company reported GBX 5.80 ($0.07) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of GBX 4.40 ($0.06) by GBX 1.40 ($0.02), Digital Look Earnings reports. Melrose Industries had a negative return on equity of 4.75% and a negative net margin of 4.58%.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    That ability to organically discover new shale plays has saved it a ton of money. The company was able to quietly gobble up 50,000 acres in Oklahoma over a four-year period for just $750 an acre. Contrast that with rivals Devon Energy (NYSE:DVN) and Marathon Oil (NYSE:MRO). Devon spent $1.9 billion to buy Felix Energy in late 2015 for the company’s 80,000 acres in Oklahoma, paying a whopping $23,750 an acre. Meanwhile, Marathon paid $888 million for PayRock Energy and its 61,000 acres in the state, which amounted to roughly $14,500 an acre. EOG’s deep knowledge of shale helps it know where to look so it can lock up land for next to nothing before rivals even know what’s there.

  • [By Zacks]

    Oil production is surging in Canada but producers are far from happy as their profit margin is sinking and they are striving to stay competitive with their U.S. counterparts. While upstream companies like Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE: MRO), Hess Corporation (NYSE: HES) and others are enjoying the shale boom and rebound in prices in the United States, their Canadian counterparts like Cenovus Energy Inc. (NYSE: CVE) and others are thinking of reducing production. The primary reason behind this is the shortage of pipelines in the country. In short, pipeline construction in Canada has failed to keep pace with rising domestic oil production – the heavier sour variety churned out of the oil sands –  resulting in infrastructural bottlenecks. This has also forced producers to give away their products at a discounted rate.

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    Presto, West Texas Intermediate crude rose 3% to $71.18, the highest since December 2014, boosting shares of oil companies including Occidental (OXY) , which gained 4.8%, Marathon (MRO) , up 3.8%, and Apache (APA) , which gained 2.5%. Spot gasoline also rose 2.7% to $2.17 a gallon, boding ill for the summer driving season in the U.S. and potentially eroding any gains middle-class Americans received from the Trump tax cuts.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Marathon Oil (NYSE:MRO) based its 2019 plans on oil averaging $50 a barrel. At that price point, the company can fund its $2.6 billion capital spending plan — enough money to grow its U.S. oil production by 12% this year — and its dividend with plenty of room to spare. Marathon has so much breathing room that it can fund its 2019 budget as well as its dividend at $45 oil, which means it’s on track to produce a gusher of free cash now that oil is in the mid-$50s. Marathon currently expects to return the bulk of that money to shareholders through additional share repurchases, which sets up investors to potentially earn some high-octane total returns this year if oil keeps going higher.

Hot Oil Stocks To Watch For 2019: Magellan Midstream Partners L.P.(MMP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Magellan Midstream Partners (NYSE:MMP) is one of the best master limited partnerships (MLPs) around. The oil and refined products pipeline and storage company boasts one of the top credit ratings and financial profiles in the sector. As a result, the company’s 5.6%-yielding distribution is on rock-solid ground.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Magellan Midstream Partners (MMP)

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Several brokerages recently issued reports on MMP. Citigroup set a $70.00 price target on shares of Magellan Midstream Partners and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Saturday, February 2nd. Jefferies Financial Group downgraded shares of Magellan Midstream Partners from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, January 28th. Evercore ISI initiated coverage on shares of Magellan Midstream Partners in a research report on Tuesday, February 5th. They set an “outperform” rating on the stock. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Magellan Midstream Partners from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $69.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Thursday, November 15th. Finally, Mizuho initiated coverage on shares of Magellan Midstream Partners in a research report on Wednesday, November 28th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $67.00 target price on the stock. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have given a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Magellan Midstream Partners currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $69.88.

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  • [By Tyler Crowe, Reuben Gregg Brewer, and Travis Hoium]

    With these interesting trends emerging, there’s no doubt that investors are looking at this industry. To help investors start their search for great energy investments, we asked three of our investing contributors to each highlight a stock they see as a great buy now. Here’s why they picked Magellan Midstream Partners (NYSE:MMP), Brookfield Renewable Partners (NYSE:BEP), and SunPower (NASDAQ:SPWR).

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