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Toward the end of trading Friday, the Dow traded down 0.10 percent to 18,884.34 while the NASDAQ declined 0.14 percent to 5,326.48. The S&P also fell, dropping 0.13 percent to 2,184.22.

Leading and Lagging Sectors

Friday afternoon, energy shares gained by 0.74 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Cloud Peak Energy Inc.. (NYSE: CLD), and Comstock Resources Inc (NYSE: CRK).

In trading on Friday, healthcare shares fell by 0.88 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Simulations Plus, Inc. (NASDAQ: SLP), down 7 percent, and ZIOPHARM Oncology Inc. (NASDAQ: ZIOP), down 7 percent.

Top 5 Energy Stocks For 2019: Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc.(HLX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Helix Energy Solutions Group (NYSE:HLX) had its price target reduced by equities researchers at Cowen from $11.00 to $10.00 in a research note issued to investors on Thursday. The brokerage currently has an “outperform” rating on the oil and gas company’s stock. Cowen’s target price indicates a potential upside of 37.93% from the stock’s current price.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Helix Energy Solutions Group Inc (NYSE:HLX) has been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the ten brokerages that are covering the company, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year price target among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $9.00.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    A number of institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Macquarie Group Ltd. increased its position in Helix Energy Solutions Group by 1.1% in the fourth quarter. Macquarie Group Ltd. now owns 4,442,065 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock worth $24,031,000 after buying an additional 46,900 shares in the last quarter. Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan purchased a new stake in Helix Energy Solutions Group in the fourth quarter worth about $263,000. Gotham Asset Management LLC purchased a new stake in Helix Energy Solutions Group in the fourth quarter worth about $1,922,000. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY increased its position in Helix Energy Solutions Group by 397.2% in the fourth quarter. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY now owns 47,600 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock worth $258,000 after buying an additional 38,026 shares in the last quarter. Finally, D. E. Shaw & Co. Inc. increased its position in Helix Energy Solutions Group by 22.8% in the fourth quarter. D. E. Shaw & Co. Inc. now owns 145,536 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock worth $787,000 after buying an additional 27,016 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 94.63% of the company’s stock.

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    Helix Energy Solutions Group Company Profile (NYSE:HLX)

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Shares of Helix Energy Solutions Group Inc (NYSE:HLX) soared 33.3% last month thanks to a combination of higher oil prices, strong first-quarter results, and a string of analyst upgrades.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Shares of Helix Energy Solutions Group Inc. (NYSE:HLX) surged on Tuesday, rising more than 13% at 10:45 a.m. EDT after the company reported better-than-expected first-quarter results.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Top 5 Energy Stocks For 2019: Exxon Mobil Corporation(XOM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Short interest in Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM) increased to 31.74 million shares from the previous 31.25 million. The stock traded at $78.00, within a 52-week range of $72.16 to $89.30.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM) traded down about 0.4%, at $80.36 in a 52-week range of $72.16 to $89.30. Over the past 12 months, Exxon stock has traded down about 2.4%.

  • [By Sean Williams]

    So, with General Electric out, you might be wondering which stock is next in line in terms of seniority. That would be none other than integrated oil and gas giant ExxonMobil (NYSE:XOM), which will be celebrating its 90th anniversary in the Dow when Oct. 1 rolls around.

Top 5 Energy Stocks For 2019: BHP Billiton plc(BBL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Natixis Advisors L.P. raised its position in shares of BHP Billiton plc (NYSE:BBL) by 10.2% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 11,996 shares of the mining company’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,113 shares during the quarter. Natixis Advisors L.P.’s holdings in BHP Billiton were worth $477,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    BHP Billiton (NYSE:BBL) (NYSE:BHP) enjoyed a strong first half of the year, according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence, as shares rose 11.5%. Those gains came even though the prices of some of the commodities it produces dipped.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Hallador Energy (NASDAQ: HNRG) and BHP Billiton (NYSE:BBL) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, risk, valuation, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and dividends.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of BHP Billiton plc (NYSE:BBL) gapped down before the market opened on Thursday . The stock had previously closed at $43.47, but opened at $43.83. BHP Billiton shares last traded at $44.17, with a volume of 117112 shares.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Here are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

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    What Analysts Expect to Drive BHP Billiton’s Earnings Growth (finance.yahoo.com) Why Analysts Are Becoming Bearish toward Rio Tinto (finance.yahoo.com) Warrior Met Coal (HCC) vs. BHP Billiton (BBL) Critical Review (americanbankingnews.com) BHP Billiton plc (BBL) Given Average Recommendation of “Buy” by Brokerages (americanbankingnews.com) FY2019 EPS Estimates for BHP Billiton plc Lifted by Analyst (BBL) (americanbankingnews.com)

    Shares of BHP Billiton stock traded down $0.08 during trading hours on Wednesday, reaching $46.49. The stock had a trading volume of 976,081 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,863,054. The company has a market cap of $49.99 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.38, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.64 and a beta of 1.23. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.41, a current ratio of 1.75 and a quick ratio of 1.40. BHP Billiton has a 1 year low of $28.73 and a 1 year high of $47.92.

Top 5 Energy Stocks For 2019: Black Stone Minerals, L.P.(BSM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Bitsum (CURRENCY:BSM) traded 14.1% higher against the U.S. dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 9:00 AM ET on August 25th. Bitsum has a total market capitalization of $203,304.00 and $61,158.00 worth of Bitsum was traded on exchanges in the last day. During the last seven days, Bitsum has traded 7.4% higher against the U.S. dollar. One Bitsum coin can now be bought for approximately $0.0002 or 0.00000003 BTC on exchanges including Stocks.Exchange and TradeOgre.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Black Stone Minerals LP (NYSE:BSM) – Stock analysts at Piper Jaffray Companies issued their Q2 2020 earnings per share estimates for shares of Black Stone Minerals in a research note issued to investors on Monday, August 27th. Piper Jaffray Companies analyst K. Harrison forecasts that the oil and gas producer will post earnings of $0.25 per share for the quarter. Piper Jaffray Companies also issued estimates for Black Stone Minerals’ FY2020 earnings at $1.04 EPS.

Top 5 Energy Stocks For 2019: Pioneer Energy Services Corp.(PES)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC decreased its holdings in shares of Pioneer Energy Services (NYSE:PES) by 34.9% in the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 174,740 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock after selling 93,636 shares during the period. TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC owned approximately 0.22% of Pioneer Energy Services worth $533,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Seadrill Partners (NYSE: SDLP) and Pioneer Energy Services (NYSE:PES) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends and profitability.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    GSA Capital Partners LLP raised its holdings in shares of Pioneer Energy Services (NYSE:PES) by 319.7% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 426,117 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock after acquiring an additional 324,588 shares during the quarter. GSA Capital Partners LLP owned approximately 0.55% of Pioneer Energy Services worth $1,151,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Pioneer Energy Services (NYSE:PES) Director C John Thompson sold 6,666 shares of Pioneer Energy Services stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, May 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $4.25, for a total transaction of $28,330.50. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 41,818 shares in the company, valued at approximately $177,726.50. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.

Hot Performing Stocks To Buy For 2019

Arconic (NYSE:ARNC) stock was on the rise Monday following talk about a possible buyout of the company.

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A recent report claims that Arconic is a strong target for a buyout from several private equity firms. Among these firms that may have an interest in obtaining the producer of airplane parts is Apollo Global Management LLC.

According to these reports, Arconic is an attractive acquisition target for private equity firms due to its lacking cash generation and current valuation. This would allow these private equity firms to have easy enter and exit points in connection to buying and selling the company.

All of this talk about a private equity firm scooping up Arconic comes as it struggles to turn its business around. The company’s not been performing well lately and new CEO Chip Blankenship has been considering what to do with it. He plans to complete his review of the company this quarter, reports Bloomberg.

Hot Performing Stocks To Buy For 2019: Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc.(HLX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Helix Energy Solutions Group Inc (NYSE:HLX) VP Alisa B. Johnson sold 15,244 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, September 25th. The stock was sold at an average price of $9.85, for a total value of $150,153.40. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now directly owns 285,480 shares in the company, valued at $2,811,978. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Helix Energy Solutions Group (HLX)

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    A number of institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Macquarie Group Ltd. increased its position in Helix Energy Solutions Group by 1.1% in the fourth quarter. Macquarie Group Ltd. now owns 4,442,065 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock worth $24,031,000 after buying an additional 46,900 shares in the last quarter. Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan purchased a new stake in Helix Energy Solutions Group in the fourth quarter worth about $263,000. Gotham Asset Management LLC purchased a new stake in Helix Energy Solutions Group in the fourth quarter worth about $1,922,000. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY increased its position in Helix Energy Solutions Group by 397.2% in the fourth quarter. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY now owns 47,600 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock worth $258,000 after buying an additional 38,026 shares in the last quarter. Finally, D. E. Shaw & Co. Inc. increased its position in Helix Energy Solutions Group by 22.8% in the fourth quarter. D. E. Shaw & Co. Inc. now owns 145,536 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock worth $787,000 after buying an additional 27,016 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 94.63% of the company’s stock.

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    Helix Energy Solutions Group Company Profile (NYSE:HLX)

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Helix Energy Solutions Group (NYSE:HLX) had its price target reduced by equities researchers at Cowen from $11.00 to $10.00 in a research note issued to investors on Thursday. The brokerage currently has an “outperform” rating on the oil and gas company’s stock. Cowen’s target price indicates a potential upside of 37.93% from the stock’s current price.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Helix Energy Solutions Group Inc (NYSE:HLX) has been given an average recommendation of “Buy” by the nine analysts that are currently covering the company, MarketBeat reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation and seven have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month price objective among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $9.20.

Hot Performing Stocks To Buy For 2019: First Citizens BancShares, Inc.(FCNCA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Capital City Bank Group (NASDAQ: CCBG) and First Citizens BancShares (NASDAQ:FCNCA) are both finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, dividends, risk, institutional ownership, earnings and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    American Century Companies Inc. reduced its holdings in First Citizens BancShares (NASDAQ:FCNCA) by 4.0% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 31,209 shares of the bank’s stock after selling 1,294 shares during the quarter. American Century Companies Inc. owned about 0.26% of First Citizens BancShares worth $12,897,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    First Citizens BancShares Inc. Class A (NASDAQ:FCNCA) was upgraded by equities researchers at BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report issued on Saturday.

Hot Performing Stocks To Buy For 2019: Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(LXRX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Shares of Lexicon Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:LXRX) rose over 26% today after the company reported that Europe’s Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) voted to recommend Zynquista in patients with type 1 diabetes. The news comes less than two months after an advisory committee to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration reached an impasse on recommending the drug in the same patient population, with eight members in favor and eight members against. 

  • [By Keith Speights, Sean Williams, and Brian Feroldi]

    But with problems come opportunities. Many companies focus on developing drugs and medical devices that help patients manage diabetes. We asked three Motley Fool healthcare contributors to identify the diabetes stocks that they would recommend investors watch closely in February. Here’s why they chose Insulet (NASDAQ:PODD), Lexicon Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:LXRX), and Tandem Diabetes Care (NASDAQ:TNDM).

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Lexicon Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:LXRX) – Analysts at Wedbush issued their Q1 2019 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Lexicon Pharmaceuticals in a note issued to investors on Monday, May 7th. Wedbush analyst L. Moussatos expects that the biopharmaceutical company will earn ($0.28) per share for the quarter. Wedbush currently has a “Outperform” rating and a $40.00 target price on the stock. Wedbush also issued estimates for Lexicon Pharmaceuticals’ Q2 2019 earnings at ($0.25) EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at ($0.13) EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at ($0.06) EPS, FY2020 earnings at $0.53 EPS, FY2021 earnings at $2.22 EPS and FY2022 earnings at $3.81 EPS.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Lexicon Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: LXRX) is making presentations at the American Diabetes Association on June 22 to 26. Lexicon recently traded at $12.92 a share, with a consensus price target of $23.00 and a 52-week range of $7.67 to $18.00.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now

July 11, 2017: Markets opened nearly flat Tuesday as investors wait to hear what Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen has to say tomorrow to the House Financial Services Committee. Tech and energy stocks were Tuesday’s leading sectors; financials and telecom the weakest. WTI crude oil for August delivery settled at $45.04 a barrel, up 1.4% on the day. August gold added 1% on the day to settle at $1,214.70. Equities were headed for a narrowly mixed close shortly before the bell as the DJIA traded up 0.06% for the day, the S&P 500 traded down 0.05%, and the Nasdaq Composite traded up 0.28%.

The DJIA stock posting the largest daily percentage gain ahead of the close Tuesday was General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) which traded up 1.48% at $26.43. The stock’s 52-week range is $25.91 to $33.00 and the low was posted this morning. Volume was about 20% below the daily average of around 38 million. The company had no specific news.

The Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) traded up 1.16% at $206.33. The stock’s 52-week range is $126.31 to $206.66, a new high set this afternoon. Volume was about 25% below the daily average of about 2.9 million shares. The company had no specific news Tuesday.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: SandRidge Mississippian Trust II(SDR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of SCHRODERS/PAR VTG FPD 1 (LON:SDR) have earned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the ten research firms that are currently covering the company, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, five have issued a hold recommendation and four have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 1 year price objective among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is GBX 3,576.11 ($46.73).

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Matador Resources (NYSE: MTDR) and SandRidge Mississippian Trust II (NYSE:SDR) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, earnings and profitability.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: CSI Compressco LP(CCLP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Cypress Energy Partners (NYSE: CELP) and Compressco Partners (NASDAQ:CCLP) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations and dividends.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    These are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

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    CCLP has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. Raymond James set a $8.00 price target on CSI Compressco and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, May 8th. BidaskClub upgraded CSI Compressco from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Saturday, April 14th. Stifel Nicolaus restated a “hold” rating and set a $7.00 price target (down from $8.00) on shares of CSI Compressco in a report on Tuesday, May 8th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded CSI Compressco from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, June 1st. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $6.50.

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    CSI Compressco (NASDAQ: CCLP) and Basic Energy Services (NYSE:BAS) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation and dividends.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    ValuEngine lowered shares of CSI Compressco (NASDAQ:CCLP) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note released on Tuesday.

    CCLP has been the topic of several other research reports. BidaskClub cut CSI Compressco from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report on Monday, May 14th. Raymond James set a $8.00 price target on CSI Compressco and gave the company a buy rating in a research report on Tuesday, May 8th. Zacks Investment Research cut CSI Compressco from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 1st. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus restated a hold rating and issued a $7.00 price target (down previously from $8.00) on shares of CSI Compressco in a research report on Tuesday, May 8th. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company. CSI Compressco currently has an average rating of Hold and an average target price of $7.00.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Top 10 Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: Phillips 66(PSX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) is the largest independent E&P in the world after it spun off its midstream and downstream assets into Phillips 66 (NYSE:PSX) in 2012. In 2017, ConocoPhillips produced 1.4 million barrels of oil equivalent (BOE) per day from 17 different countries. Since ConocoPhillips makes most of its money producing oil, investors who buy its stock have direct exposure to the price of crude. In other words, when oil prices go up, ConocoPhillips’ profits and stock price should follow.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    HPM Partners LLC grew its position in Phillips 66 (NYSE:PSX) by 10.2% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 11,411 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock after buying an additional 1,059 shares during the period. HPM Partners LLC’s holdings in Phillips 66 were worth $1,282,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Chevron (NYSE: PSX) and Phillips 66 (NYSE:PSX) are both large-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk and institutional ownership.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Traders bought shares of Phillips 66 (NYSE:PSX) on weakness during trading hours on Thursday. $76.97 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $40.60 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $36.37 million into the stock. Of all stocks tracked, Phillips 66 had the 11th highest net in-flow for the day. Phillips 66 traded down ($0.36) for the day and closed at $110.15

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    Because Berkshire Hathaway’s so big, it tends to own huge stakes in companies that take months to unwind, so the prospect of being on the wrong side of an investment Buffett’s soured on isn’t a pleasant one. Fortunately, the stocks Berkshire Hathaway is selling are revealed every quarter in a 13F report it files with the Securities and Exchange Commission. According to its latest disclosure, Verisk Analytics (NASDAQ:VRSK), Phillips 66 (NYSE:PSX), American Airlines (NASDAQ:AAL), and United Continental (NYSE:UAL) all fell out of favor at Berkshire Hathaway last quarter.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: Ballard Power Systems, Inc.(BLDP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Scott Levine]

    Reversing the 20% slide that the stock had through the first eight months of 2018, shares of Ballard Power Systems (NASDAQ:BLDP), a leader among providers of fuel-cell solutions, climbed 21% in September, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence. What charged up investors during the month? Besides the company’s decision to reduce its exposure to the defense industry, investors celebrated the company’s announcement of a new fuel cell for the heavy-duty motive market.

  • [By Scott Levine]

    Riding the wave of enthusiasm for alternative power, Plug Power (NASDAQ:PLUG) has made great strides in bringing its hydrogen-power solutions to the materials handling equipment market. Thanks, in part, to deals with the world’s largest retailers like Walmart and Amazon, Plug Power has grown its top line at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 21% over the past 10 years. This is no small feat considering that Ballard Power Systems (NASDAQ:BLDP), which is arguably Plug Power’s greatest fuel-cell competitor, has only grown its top line by an average of 8% annually over the same period.

  • [By Travis Hoium]

    Shares of Ballard Power Systems Inc (NASDAQ:BLDP) jumped as much as 24.1% in trading Tuesday after the company announced a large strategic investment. At 12:40 p.m. EDT, shares were still up 16.7% on the day. 

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    The stock market came out of Labor Day weekend on a sluggish note, but it recovered ground by the end of the session to finish close to where it had started. Lingering doubts about the status of trade discussions with key trading partners initially caused major benchmarks to fall around half a percent in the morning. Once again, though, stocks proved their resiliency, and investors seemed more comfortable with the idea that corporate earnings would remain strong at least through the end of the year. Moreover, some strong showings from key stocks helped lift sentiment. Advanced Micro Devices (NASDAQ:AMD), Ballard Power Systems (NASDAQ:BLDP), and El Pollo Loco Holdings (NASDAQ:LOCO) were among the best performers on the day. Here’s why they did so well.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc.(HLX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Shares of Helix Energy Solutions Group Inc (NYSE:HLX) soared 33.3% last month thanks to a combination of higher oil prices, strong first-quarter results, and a string of analyst upgrades.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Helix Energy Solutions Group Inc (NYSE:HLX) has been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the ten brokerages that are covering the company, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year price target among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $9.00.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of Helix Energy Solutions Group (NYSE:HLX) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note published on Friday.

    Separately, Zacks Investment Research lowered Helix Energy Solutions Group from a strong-buy rating to a hold rating in a research note on Wednesday, September 26th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of Buy and an average price target of $9.20.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: Matador Resources Company(MTDR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Matador Resources Co (NYSE:MTDR) – SunTrust Banks increased their Q3 2018 earnings per share estimates for shares of Matador Resources in a report issued on Monday, September 24th. SunTrust Banks analyst N. Dingmann now forecasts that the energy company will post earnings of $0.35 per share for the quarter, up from their previous forecast of $0.34. SunTrust Banks has a “Hold” rating and a $35.00 price target on the stock. SunTrust Banks also issued estimates for Matador Resources’ Q4 2018 earnings at $0.36 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $1.47 EPS, FY2019 earnings at $1.67 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $2.13 EPS.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Matador Resources Co (NYSE:MTDR)’s share price was down 7% on Thursday . The stock traded as low as $30.81 and last traded at $31.13. Approximately 3,468,948 shares traded hands during mid-day trading, an increase of 138% from the average daily volume of 1,459,329 shares. The stock had previously closed at $33.46.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Top 10 Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: Adams Resources & Energy, Inc.(AE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Aeternity (AE) uses the hashing algorithm. Its launch date was September 2nd, 2017. Aeternity’s total supply is 273,685,830 tokens and its circulating supply is 233,020,472 tokens. Aeternity’s official website is www.aeternity.com. Aeternity’s official Twitter account is @aetrnty and its Facebook page is accessible here. The Reddit community for Aeternity is /r/Aeternity and the currency’s Github account can be viewed here.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Aeternity (AE) uses the hashing algorithm. It launched on December 29th, 2016. Aeternity’s total supply is 273,685,830 tokens and its circulating supply is 233,020,472 tokens. The official website for Aeternity is www.aeternity.com. Aeternity’s official Twitter account is @aetrnty and its Facebook page is accessible here. The Reddit community for Aeternity is /r/Aeternity and the currency’s Github account can be viewed here.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Aeternity (CURRENCY:AE) traded down 15.9% against the US dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 17:00 PM ET on June 10th. One Aeternity token can currently be purchased for approximately $2.94 or 0.00043736 BTC on popular exchanges including LATOKEN, Lykke Exchange, CoinBene and IDAX. Aeternity has a market cap of $684.89 million and approximately $14.30 million worth of Aeternity was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. Over the last week, Aeternity has traded down 16.7% against the US dollar.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. purchased a new position in Adams Resources & Energy Inc (NYSEAMERICAN:AE) during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm purchased 6,366 shares of the energy company’s stock, valued at approximately $277,000.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: Murphy Oil Corporation(MUR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of Murphy Oil Co. (NYSE:MUR) have earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the thirteen ratings firms that are currently covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year price target among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $33.11.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    News articles about Murphy Oil (NYSE:MUR) have trended somewhat positive on Friday, Accern reports. The research group ranks the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Murphy Oil earned a coverage optimism score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the oil and gas producer an impact score of 46.9358390009702 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation(COG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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    The hot list:

    Align Technology (ALGN) (+22% revenue growth estimate) Amazon (AMZN) (+22%) Autodesk (ADSK) (+27%) Cabot Oil & Gas (COG) (+34%) Concho Resources (CXO) (+30%) Facebook (FB) (+27%) Netflix (NFLX) (+25%) Pentair (PNR) (+22%) Vertex Pharmaceuticals (VRTX) (+22)

    “Firms with high revenue growth should outperform the S&P 500 during the next 12 months as the index climbs by 6% to our target of 2875,” says Kostin. 

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: MGE Energy Inc.(MGEE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [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.

  • [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.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now

For this episode of Motley Fool Answers, Robert Brokamp and Alison Southwick bring in an outside expert to discuss one of the more fraught and complex challenges that many of us will face as adults: becoming a primary caregiver for an aging loved one. It’s a position that can sap your time, your energy, your emotions and your finances — and that’s when things are going normally. In addition to being a pro on the subject, their guest, the AARP’s Amy Goyer, has traveled this path with multiple family members, and she has plenty of straightforward, actionable advice to share.

In this segment, she talks about the extra challenges of being a long-distance caregiver. In our highly mobile society, it’s very possible no effective surrogate will be living anywhere near an elderly relative when they need more frequent assistance. But even if there is one, those who live farther away can’t just delegate all the responsibility on the one who has proximity.

A full transcript follows the video.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: Bill Barrett Corporation(BBG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of Bill Barrett Co. (NYSE:BBG) have been assigned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the twelve ratings firms that are presently covering the firm, Marketbeat reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12-month price target among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $7.28.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: Plains Group Holdings, L.P.(PAGP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Companies Reporting After The Bell
    Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $1.22 per share on revenue of $5.72 billion.
    Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.04 per share on revenue of $5.68 billion.
    The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $1.68 per share on revenue of $14.05 billion.
    Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.62 per share on revenue of $441.73 million.
    Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc (NASDAQ: JAZZ) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $2.77 per share on revenue of $434.87 million.
    Sun Life Financial Inc. (NYSE: SLF) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.89 per share on revenue of $6.38 billion.
    LATAM Airlines Group S.A. (NYSE: LTM) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.16 per share on revenue of $2.70 billion.
    Liberty Global plc (NASDAQ: LBTYA) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.02 per share on revenue of $4.05 billion.
    TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.16 per share on revenue of $362.11 million.
    The Wendy's Company (NASDAQ: WEN) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.1 per share on revenue of $379.98 million.
    A-Mark Precious Metals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMRK) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $1.69 billion.
    Monster Beverage Corporation (NASDAQ: MNST) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.4 per share on revenue of $849.38 million.
    Convergys Corporation (NYSE: CVG) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.4 per share on revenue of $670.10 million.
    ScanSource, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCSC) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.7 per share on revenue of $875.91 million.
    KAR Auction Services, Inc. (NYSE: KAR) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.76 per share on revenue of $923.13

  • [By Max Byerly]

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    Plains GP Holdings LP  (NYSE:PAGP)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 05, 2019, 5:00 p.m. ET

    Contents:
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Top 10 Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: Suncor Energy Inc.(SU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Tyler Crowe]

    Even though Canadian oil giant Suncor Energy (NYSE:SU) has been a cash-generating machine for its investors in recent quarters, the company continues to struggle with one of its premier assets: Syncrude. The oil-sands mining and upgrading facilities for this massive project in Alberta have been shut down or not running at full capacity several times over the past few years, and it is keeping Suncor from realizing its full potential.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Toronto Dominion Bank increased its position in shares of Suncor Energy (NYSE:SU) (TSE:SU) by 30.9% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 9,779,382 shares of the oil and gas producer’s stock after acquiring an additional 2,309,941 shares during the period. Suncor Energy makes up about 0.8% of Toronto Dominion Bank’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 11th largest position. Toronto Dominion Bank owned approximately 0.60% of Suncor Energy worth $337,645,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Suncor Energy (NYSE:SU) has richly rewarded investors over the past year. Not only has the stock vastly outperformed both the S&P 500 and most other oil stocks, but it has returned a boatload of cash to shareholders through a higher dividend and share repurchases. Cash returns could rise some more in the coming months thanks two recently completed expansion projects and higher oil prices. These catalysts could be just the fuel this Canadian oil stock needs to continue outperforming.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of Schneider Electric SE (EPA:SU) have earned a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the fifteen analysts that are presently covering the stock, MarketBeat.com reports. Seven research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and eight have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month price objective among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is €81.00 ($94.19).

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

    Clearly, investors should be at least looking at stocks in this industry, so we asked three of our investing contributors to each highlight a great company in the industry to help you get started. Here’s why they picked Baker Hughes, a GE Company (NYSE:BHGE), Suncor Energy (NYSE:SU), and Total (NYSE:TOT). 

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation(SNP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Sinopec (NYSE:SNP) announced a Semi-Annual dividend on Wednesday, March 28th, Zacks reports. Investors of record on Friday, May 25th will be paid a dividend of 4.568 per share by the oil and gas company on Thursday, June 21st. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, May 24th.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    These are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern’s scoring:

    Get China Petroleum & Chemical alerts:

    China Petroleum & Chemical (SNP) and Statoil (STO) Critical Analysis (americanbankingnews.com) Sinopec to Import Record Crude Volumes From United States (finance.yahoo.com) Read This Before Buying China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation (HKG:386) For Its Upcoming $0.4 Dividend (finance.yahoo.com) Chevron (CVX) vs. Sinopec (SNP) Financial Analysis (americanbankingnews.com) Sinopec (SNP) Plans $4.57 Semi-Annual Dividend (americanbankingnews.com)

    China Petroleum & Chemical traded down $5.56, hitting $94.22, during trading on Thursday, MarketBeat Ratings reports. The company had a trading volume of 254,400 shares, compared to its average volume of 190,689. The stock has a market capitalization of $125.83 billion, a PE ratio of 16.92, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.83 and a beta of 1.29. China Petroleum & Chemical has a 1-year low of $69.60 and a 1-year high of $105.61. The company has a quick ratio of 0.62, a current ratio of 0.98 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.12.

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    The following table highlights the 10 biggest energy companies by market capitalization. Some of these companies operate upstream, midstream, and downstream businesses, but all of them derive the majority of their revenue from upstream operations.

    Rank Company Market Cap

    1 ExxonMobil $348 billion
    2 Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE:RDS-A)(NYSE:RDS-B) $286 billion
    3 Chevron (NYSE:CVX) $223 billion
    4 Petrochina Co. Ltd. (NYSE:PTR) $218 billion
    5 Total SA (NYSE:TOT) $163 billion
    6 BP Plc (NYSE:BP) $143 billion
    7 China Petroleum (NYSE:SNP) $107 billion
    8 Equinor ASA (NYSE:EQNR) $89 billion
    9 ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) $84 billion
    10 Schlumberger Ltd. (NYSE:SLB) $84 billion

    Data source: Yahoo! Finance on Sept. 13, 2018.

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    The shares of China Petroleum & Chemical (NYSE:SNP), also known as Sinopec, rose 18% in January, according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence. Not far behind were Canadian oil companies Vermilion Energy (NYSE:VET), with a global asset portfolio, and Suncor Energy (NYSE:SU), a Canadian oil sands specialist, with gains of 16% and 15%, respectively. U.S. based Noble Energy (NYSE:NBL), however, led this international quartet with a 19% leap. Noble’s portfolio is global, but it has a material position in the U.S. onshore drilling space.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: Baytex Energy Corp(BTE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of Baytex Energy Corp (NYSE:BTE) (TSE:BTE) have been assigned a consensus rating of “Buy” from the twelve ratings firms that are currently covering the stock, MarketBeat.com reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and nine have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 12 month target price among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $4.00.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Shares of Baytex Energy Corp. (NYSE:BTE) took off on Monday, rallying more than 10% by 3:30 p.m. EDT. Fueling the Canadian oil producer’s rally was a big uptick in crude prices.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Baytex Energy (TSE:BTE) (NYSE:BTE) had its price target raised by equities researchers at TD Securities from C$4.50 to C$5.50 in a report issued on Friday. The brokerage currently has a “hold” rating on the stock. TD Securities’ price target points to a potential downside of 0.90% from the company’s current price.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    BitSerial (CURRENCY:BTE) traded 16.5% lower against the U.S. dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 18:00 PM Eastern on September 7th. One BitSerial token can currently be bought for $0.0030 or 0.00000046 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges. BitSerial has a total market cap of $0.00 and $73.00 worth of BitSerial was traded on exchanges in the last day. Over the last seven days, BitSerial has traded 8.3% lower against the U.S. dollar.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc.(HLX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Shares of Helix Energy Solutions Group Inc (NYSE:HLX) soared 33.3% last month thanks to a combination of higher oil prices, strong first-quarter results, and a string of analyst upgrades.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Wall Street suffered a sharp drop on Tuesday, with major benchmarks posting substantial declines in response to a combination of economic factors. The yield on the 10-year Treasury bond climbed above 3% for the first time since 2014, but of greater concern to many market participants were remarks in major corporate earnings reports suggesting that business conditions had likely hit their peak and were poised to deteriorate going forward. With raw materials costs starting to pick up, many manufacturers are reporting inflationary pressures that could hurt profits. Yet even as the broader indexes fell, some individual companies had good news to report. Sanmina (NASDAQ:SANM), Helix Energy Solutions (NYSE:HLX), and Weatherford International (NYSE:WFT) were among the best performers on the day. Here’s why they did so well.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Russell Investments Group Ltd. cut its holdings in shares of Helix Energy Solutions Group Inc (NYSE:HLX) by 98.0% in the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund owned 67,777 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock after selling 3,395,000 shares during the period. Russell Investments Group Ltd.’s holdings in Helix Energy Solutions Group were worth $565,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Shares of Helix Energy Solutions Group Inc. (NYSE:HLX) surged on Tuesday, rising more than 13% at 10:45 a.m. EDT after the company reported better-than-expected first-quarter results.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of Helix Energy Solutions Group (NYSE:HLX) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note published on Friday.

    Separately, Zacks Investment Research lowered Helix Energy Solutions Group from a strong-buy rating to a hold rating in a research note on Wednesday, September 26th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of Buy and an average price target of $9.20.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Helix Energy Solutions Group Inc (NYSE:HLX) has been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the ten brokerages that are covering the company, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year price target among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $9.00.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: Exxon Mobil Corporation(XOM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    Higher oil prices haven’t helped large integrated oil companies such as Exxon Mobil (XOM) and Chevron (CVX) much, though they did see gains Tuesday with the rest o the market and after a positive note from Bank of America Merrill on Exxon.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    While America’s oil giants ExxonMobil (NYSE:XOM) and Chevron (NYSE:CVX) have been late to the shale party, that’s beginning to change as both see the Permian as a key growth driver in the future. In Exxon’s case, the oil giant expects its production in the Permian to grow fivefold by 2025 when it should average more than 800,000 BPD. Meanwhile, Chevron holds an estimated 11.2 billion BOE of resources in the Permian, which positions it to grow its output in the region from around 200,000 BOE/D up to more than 600,000 BOE/D by 2022.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Ronna Sue Cohen lessened its position in Exxon Mobil Co. (NYSE:XOM) by 26.8% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 7,587 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock after selling 2,775 shares during the quarter. Ronna Sue Cohen’s holdings in Exxon Mobil were worth $613,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Short interest in Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM) decreased to 30.95 million shares from the previous level of 32.22 million. The stock traded at $80.32, within a 52-week range of $72.16 to $89.30.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM) traded up 1.17% at $80.67. The stock’s 52-week range is $72.16 to $89.30. Volume was about 40% below the daily average of around 13.4 million shares. The company had no specific news but got the same boosts as Chevron.

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    Oil stocks offer investors the chance to profit from global economic growth, and that might have you wondering what oil stocks are best for your portfolio today. There are many choices, but these three companies are well positioned to benefit from the current market environment. Read on to learn why oil stocks are worth owning and what makes ExxonMobil (NYSE:XOM), Hess Corp. (NYSE:HES), and Core Labs (NYSE:CLB) particularly compelling stocks to buy.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: Williams Partners L.P.(WPZ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Tyler Crowe, Jason Hall, and Matthew DiLallo]

    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.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Williams Companies is in the midst of a major transition. It recently agreed to acquire the rest of its MLP, Williams Partners (NYSE:WPZ), in a $10.4 billion deal. The pipeline giant is making this acquisition so that it can more easily finance the expansion projects Williams Partners has under development. The transaction would allow it to free up some cash flow and improve its credit metrics, giving it more financial flexibility.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    SG Americas Securities LLC lowered its holdings in Williams Pipeline Partners LP (NYSE:WPZ) by 27.7% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 37,682 shares of the pipeline company’s stock after selling 14,458 shares during the quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC’s holdings in Williams Pipeline Partners were worth $1,297,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: Cliffs Natural Resources Inc.(CLF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Tyler Crowe, Rich Smith, and Keith Noonan]

    A stock that gains 25% in less than a year is going to turn a lot of heads on Wall Street. It’s also going to make you ask yourself if the stock still has lots of room to run or if it’s headed for a crash. Three companies that have gained more than that amount this year are Baozun (NASDAQ:BZUN), SolarEdge Technologies (NASDAQ:SEDG), and Cleveland-Cliffs (NYSE:CLF). 

  • [By Brian Feroldi, Keith Speights, and Neha Chamaria]

    With that in mind, we asked a team of Motley Fool investors to highlight a stock that was recently purchased by a well-known investor. Here’s why they called out Cleveland-Cliffs (NYSE:CLF), Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG)(NASDAQ:GOOGL), and SiteOne Landscape Supply (NYSE:SITE). 

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. (NYSE: CLF) is a mining company that specializes in the mining and refinement of iron ore.

    In the United States, the company operates five iron ore mines in Michigan and Minnesota. Located near the Great Lakes, these mines produce 32.9 million gross tons of iron ore annually.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: Petroleo Brasileiro S.A.- Petrobras(PBR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. – Petrobras (NYSE: PBR) fell 13.2 percent to $10.95 in pre-market trading after dropping 1.33 percent on Friday.
    Banco Santander, S.A. (NYSE: SAN) shares fell 8.7 percent to $5.33 in pre-market trading after declining 2.83 percent on Friday.
    Synchrony Financial (NYSE: SYF) fell 8 percent to $32.75 in the pre-market trading session.
    AerCap Holdings N.V. (NYSE: AER) shares fell 7.4 percent to $51.17 in pre-market trading.
    Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: INO) fell 7.4 percent to $4.54 in pre-market trading.
    Tailored Brands, Inc. (NYSE: TLRD) fell 7 percent to $31.83 in pre-market trading.
    California Resources Corporation (NYSE: CRC) shares fell 6.5 percent to $30.29 in pre-market trading after dropping 10.60 percent on Friday.
    Manhattan Bridge Capital, Inc. (NASDAQ: LOAN) fell 6.2 percent to $6.85 in pre-market trading.
    RedHill Biopharma Ltd. (NASDAQ: RDHL) fell 6 percent to $6.67 in pre-market trading.
    QEP Resources, Inc. (NYSE: QEP) shares fell 5.8 percent to $11.45 in pre-market trading after dropping 6.75 percent on Friday.
    Noah Holdings Limited (NYSE: NOAH) fell 5.5 percent to $61.53 in pre-market trading.
    CNH Industrial N.V. (NYSE: CNHI) shares fell 5.2 percent to $11.70 in pre-market trading

  • [By Nelson Hem]

    The Petroleo Brasileiro (NASDAQ: PBR) decision to temporarily cut diesel prices in Brazil did not go over well with analysts, according to "Petrobras Responds To Brazilian Trucking Strike — And Receives 3 Big Downgrades" by Ezra Schwarzbaum.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Shares of Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE:MUR) took off on Thursday, rising more than 12% by 10:30 a.m. EDT after the company agreed to form a strategic joint venture (JV) with Petrobras (NYSE:PBR) in the Gulf of Mexico.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    PETROLEO BRASIL/ADR (NYSE:PBR) was upgraded by analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. to a buy rating. The firm currently has $17.00 target price on the stock.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Short interest at Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. (NYSE: PBR), or Petrobras, increased to 43.13 million shares from the previous 32.43 million. The stock traded at $12.69 a share, in a 52-week range of $7.61 to $17.20. Unfortunately, Petrobras may be trading on an entirely different set of fundamentals and sentiment due to its ongoing woes in Brazil.

  • [By Jayson Derrick]

    Improving oil prices mean a "major change" to the investment profile of Brazil-based Petroleo Brasil/ADR (NYSE: PBR), according to Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

Best Energy Stocks To Watch For 2019

The S&P 500 Index took a slight breather this week as investors digested a mixed jobs report, tensions in Syria and minutes from the Federal Reserve that showed officials are open to cutting back the Fed’s balance sheet later this year, further reducing monetary stimulus. Despite some of the uncertainty, a handful of dividend stocks delivered clear messages with payout raises.

Six notable dividend stocks increased their payouts over the last week, including two consumer retailers, a cruise ship operator, a large beverage manufacturer and a major provider of midstream energy services.

Best Energy Stocks To Watch For 2019: MPLX LP(MPLX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    The energy sector has been good to dividend investors over the years as companies operating in the industry tend to generate lots of cash, which allows them to pay lucrative and growing dividends. While the sector offers income-seekers a variety of opportunities, three top options to consider are ExxonMobil (NYSE:XOM), MPLX (NYSE:MPLX), and Phillips 66 (NYSE:PSX). Not only do all three currently offer above-average payouts, but they have the financial strength and visible growth prospects to continue increasing their dividends in the coming years.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Mplx (MPLX)

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  • [By Tyler Crowe]

    It was looking like, for the first time in a while, we were going to be able to look at MPLX’s (NYSE:MPLX) most recent earnings report without having to consider some big transaction down the road that would fundamentally change these numbers and render them useless. Then, just a couple days before earnings were released, MPLX’s parent company, Marathon Petroleum (NYSE:MPC), announced a huge acquisition that could have a profound impact on MPLX down the road.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    MPLX LP  (NYSE:MPLX)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 07, 2019, 11:00 a.m. ET

    Contents:
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Best Energy Stocks To Watch For 2019: Natural Gas(NG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    National Grid (LON:NG)‘s stock had its “overweight” rating reiterated by research analysts at Morgan Stanley in a note issued to investors on Monday.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcription]

    NovaGold Resources, Inc. (NYSEMKT:NG)Q3 2018 Earnings Conference CallOct. 3, 2018, 11:00 a.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
    Prepared Remarks:

    Operator

  • [By Max Byerly]

    NovaGold Resources Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN:NG) (TSE:NG) VP David A. Ottewell sold 60,309 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, September 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $3.73, for a total value of $224,952.57. Following the transaction, the vice president now owns 645,385 shares in the company, valued at $2,407,286.05. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    NovaGold Resources (TSE:NG) (AMEX:NG) had its price target trimmed by JPMorgan Chase & Co. from C$9.10 to C$8.00 in a research report sent to investors on Friday morning.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Wells Fargo & Company MN lowered its stake in shares of NovaGold Resources Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN:NG) (TSE:NG) by 5.1% in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor owned 1,071,600 shares of the mining company’s stock after selling 57,571 shares during the period. Wells Fargo & Company MN’s holdings in NovaGold Resources were worth $4,640,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    JPMorgan Chase set a GBX 870 ($11.80) target price on National Grid (LON:NG) in a research note released on Monday. The brokerage currently has a buy rating on the stock.

Best Energy Stocks To Watch For 2019: EV Energy Partners, L.P.(EVEP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Penny Stocks Current Share Price (as of Jan. 5) Jan. 2-5 Gain (as of Jan. 5)
    My Size Inc. (Nasdaq: MYSZ) $1.66 152.28%
    Cytori Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: CYTX) $0.47 89.52%
    DelMar Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: DMPI) $1.675 58.02%
    CAS Medical Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: CASM) $1.09 55.71%
    China HGS Real Estate Inc. (Nasdaq: HGSH) $1.83 47.58%
    Aethlon Medical Inc. (Nasdaq: AEMD) $1.56 43.12%
    Midatech Pharma Plc. (Nasdaq: MTP) $1.23 43.01%
    Comstock Holding Cos. Inc. (Nasdaq: CHCI) $1.87 36.5%
    Cenveo Inc. (Nasdaq: CVO) $1.20 31.82%
    EV Energy Partners LP (Nasdaq: EVEP) $0.6844 31.62%

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Best Energy Stocks To Watch For 2019: Northern Oil and Gas, Inc.(NOG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Northern Oil & Gas, Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN:NOG) – Equities research analysts at Imperial Capital cut their FY2019 earnings estimates for Northern Oil & Gas in a note issued to investors on Wednesday, June 13th. Imperial Capital analyst J. Wangler now anticipates that the energy company will post earnings per share of $0.33 for the year, down from their previous forecast of $0.34. Imperial Capital has a “Hold” rating and a $3.00 price objective on the stock.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Peel Hunt reiterated their buy rating on shares of Nostrum Oil & Gas (LON:NOG) in a research report sent to investors on Monday morning.

    Separately, Credit Suisse Group reiterated an outperform rating and set a GBX 430 ($5.55) price objective on shares of Nostrum Oil & Gas in a research report on Wednesday, May 23rd. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of Buy and a consensus price target of GBX 407 ($5.25).

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Northland Securities assumed coverage on shares of Northern Oil and Gas (NYSEAMERICAN:NOG) in a report published on Wednesday. The firm issued an outperform rating and a $4.00 price target on the energy company’s stock.

Best Energy Stocks To Watch For 2019: Blueknight Energy Partners L.P., L.L.C.(BKEP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Phillips 66 Partners (NYSE:PSXP) and Blueknight Energy Partners (NASDAQ:BKEP) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk and profitability.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of Blueknight Energy Partners LP Common Stock (NASDAQ:BKEP) have earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the seven analysts that are currently covering the firm, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12 month target price among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $4.00.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Blueknight Energy Partners LP (NASDAQ:BKEP) hit a new 52-week low on Tuesday . The company traded as low as $2.30 and last traded at $2.37, with a volume of 12716 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $2.35.

Best Energy Stocks To Watch For 2019: Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc.(HLX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Shares of Helix Energy Solutions Group Inc (NYSE:HLX) soared 33.3% last month thanks to a combination of higher oil prices, strong first-quarter results, and a string of analyst upgrades.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Helix Energy Solutions Group Inc (NYSE:HLX) VP Alisa B. Johnson sold 15,244 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, September 25th. The stock was sold at an average price of $9.85, for a total value of $150,153.40. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now directly owns 285,480 shares in the company, valued at $2,811,978. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Shares of Helix Energy Solutions Group Inc. (NYSE:HLX) surged on Tuesday, rising more than 13% at 10:45 a.m. EDT after the company reported better-than-expected first-quarter results.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Helix Energy Solutions Group Inc (NYSE:HLX) has been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the ten brokerages that are covering the company, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year price target among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $9.00.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Russell Investments Group Ltd. cut its holdings in shares of Helix Energy Solutions Group Inc (NYSE:HLX) by 98.0% in the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund owned 67,777 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock after selling 3,395,000 shares during the period. Russell Investments Group Ltd.’s holdings in Helix Energy Solutions Group were worth $565,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.