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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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    Stock to Follow:: CSI Compressco LP (CCLP),Superior Drilling Products, Inc. (SDPI) (bitcoinpriceupdate.review) Mammoth Energy Services (TUSK) & CSI Compressco (CCLP) Financial Analysis (americanbankingnews.com) Investor Watch: Quant Signal Review on CSI Compressco LP (NasdaqGS:CCLP) as ROE Touches -0.491870 (dunlappost.com) Quant Rating Update on CSI Compressco LP (NasdaqGS:CCLP) (dunlappost.com) Traders shouldn’t Staggering on these:: VAALCO Energy, Inc. (NYSE:EGY), CSI Compressco LP (NASDAQ:CCLP … (journalfinance.net)

    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.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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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.

Best Energy Stocks To Buy For 2019

Holly Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE:HEP) announced a dividend on Thursday, July 19th, Fidelity reports. Stockholders of record on Monday, July 30th will be paid a dividend of 0.66 per share by the pipeline company on Thursday, August 9th. The ex-dividend date is Friday, July 27th.

Holly Energy Partners has raised its dividend payment by an average of 7.0% per year over the last three years and has raised its dividend every year for the last 14 years. Holly Energy Partners has a payout ratio of 150.6% indicating that the company cannot currently cover its dividend with earnings alone and is relying on its balance sheet to cover its dividend payments. Analysts expect Holly Energy Partners to earn $1.85 per share next year, which means the company may not be able to cover its $2.62 annual dividend with an expected future payout ratio of 141.6%.

Best Energy Stocks To Buy For 2019: EP Energy Corporation(EPE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Enterprise GP Holdings L.P. common stock (NYSE:EPE)’s share price was down 1.7% during trading on Tuesday following insider selling activity. The stock traded as low as $2.40 and last traded at $2.38. Approximately 28,073 shares were traded during mid-day trading, a decline of 98% from the average daily volume of 1,140,837 shares. The stock had previously closed at $2.42.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Enterprise GP Holdings L.P. common stock (NYSE:EPE) major shareholder Apollo Investment Fund Vii L. P sold 416,054 shares of Enterprise GP Holdings L.P. common stock stock in a transaction on Monday, July 9th. The shares were sold at an average price of $2.94, for a total transaction of $1,223,198.76. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Large shareholders that own 10% or more of a company’s shares are required to disclose their transactions with the SEC.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Here are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

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    Enterprise GP Holdings L.P. common stock (EPE) Receives Average Recommendation of “Hold” from Analysts (americanbankingnews.com) $314.69 Million in Sales Expected for Enterprise GP Holdings L.P. common stock (EPE) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com) Enterprise GP Holdings L.P. common stock (EPE) Major Shareholder Sells $707,974.10 in Stock (americanbankingnews.com) Today’s Free Research Reports Coverage on Jones Energy and Three More Independent Oil & Gas Stocks (finance.yahoo.com) Research Analysts Offer Predictions for Enterprise GP Holdings L.P. common stock’s Q2 2018 Earnings (EPE) (americanbankingnews.com)

    Several research firms recently weighed in on EPE. Zacks Investment Research raised Enterprise GP Holdings L.P. common stock from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $3.50 price target on the stock in a research report on Thursday, June 21st. ValuEngine lowered Enterprise GP Holdings L.P. common stock from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, June 15th. Stifel Nicolaus set a $3.00 price target on Enterprise GP Holdings L.P. common stock and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, April 23rd. KLR Group downgraded Enterprise GP Holdings L.P. common stock from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $3.00 price target for the company. in a research note on Monday, May 14th. Finally, Wells Fargo & Co decreased their price target on Enterprise GP Holdings L.P. common stock from $3.00 to $2.00 and set a “market perform” rating for the company in a research note on Monday, March 19th. Five analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have given a hold rating and two have give

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    And after taking a look at our 10 top penny stocks to watch, we’ll show you a small-cap stock that just signed a deal with Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq:FB)…

    Penny Stock Current Share Price Law Week’s Gain
    Blink Charging Co. (Nasdaq: BLNK) $6.00 288.51%
    Enterprise GP Holdings LP (NYSE: EPE) $2.94 44.00%
    Opko Health Inc. (Nasdaq: OPK) $4.79 43.49%
    MYnd Analytics Inc. (Nasdaq: MYND) $3.15 38.84%
    Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: ARWR) $0.52 37.80%
    Mid-Con Energy Partners LP (Nasdaq: MCEP) $2.08 36.81%
    VAALCO Energy (NYSE: EGY) $1.49 36.04%
    Cel-Sci Corp. (NYSE: CVM) $3.16 35.04%
    WideOpenWest Inc. (NYSE: WOW) $8.41 34.52%
    Legacy Reserves LP (Nasdaq: LGCY) $8.43 33.61%

    While these gains are certainly exciting, it’s important to recognize that investing in penny stocks is also a risky investment strategy.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    On Wednesday, the energy shares rose 2.39 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included EP Energy Corporation (NYSE: EPE), up 18 percent, and Penn Virginia Corporation (NASDAQ: PVAC) up 23 percent.

Best Energy Stocks To Buy For 2019: Murphy Oil Corporation(MUR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Murphy Oil Co. (NYSE:MUR) has earned an average rating of “Hold” from the twelve analysts that are presently covering the firm, MarketBeat.com reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, seven have issued a hold recommendation, two have assigned a buy recommendation and one has assigned a strong buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month target price among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $31.56.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Texas Permanent School Fund cut its holdings in Murphy Oil Co. (NYSE:MUR) by 2.2% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 104,981 shares of the oil and gas producer’s stock after selling 2,410 shares during the period. Texas Permanent School Fund owned approximately 0.06% of Murphy Oil worth $3,545,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Clinton Group Inc. purchased a new stake in Murphy Oil Co. (NYSE:MUR) during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm purchased 14,491 shares of the oil and gas producer’s stock, valued at approximately $489,000.

Best Energy Stocks To Buy For 2019: Matador Resources Company(MTDR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [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.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Best Energy Stocks To Buy For 2019: Shell Midstream Partners, L.P.(SHLX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Most investors have probably heard of energy giants Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE:RDS-A) (NYSE:RDS-B), Dominion Energy (NYSE:D), and TransCanada (NYSE:TRP). Fewer, however, are likely familiar with their publicly traded master limited partnerships (MLPs): Shell Midstream Partners (NYSE:SHLX), Dominion Energy Midstream Partners (NYSE:DM), and TC Pipelines (NYSE:TCP). That might be a good thing, as the market has beaten up the latter trio this year, sending their valuations south.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shell Midstream Partners (NYSE: SHLX) and Valero Energy Partners (NYSE:VLP) are both mid-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, earnings, dividends, risk, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Many of the best dividend growth stocks give their investors a raise each year. However, some companies take that to another level by handing their investors more money every single quarter. Three companies with a history of putting more money into their investors’ pockets every three months are Shell Midstream Partners (NYSE:SHLX), Western Gas Partners (NYSE:WES), and Valero Energy Partners (NYSE:VLP).

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    There’s an interesting dichotomy here, however. Crestwood was looking to stay financially disciplined, but it also needed to invest to grow. Doing both at the same time is difficult, which is why it partnered up with Con Ed in the Marcellus region, Shell Midstream Partners LP (NYSE:SHLX) and First Reserve in the Delaware Basin, and Williams Partners (NYSE:WPZ) in the Powder River basin. These agreements allow Crestwood to keep expanding its business without having to foot the entire bill for the investments.

Best Performing Stocks For 2019

The Federal Reserve is poised to raise interest rates for the second time this year.

The economy has started to roar: The unemployment rate is 3.8%, tied for the lowest since 1969. Wages are rising faster. And inflation has finally risen to the level the Fed considers healthy.

Investors are almost certain that the Fed will raise rates on Wednesday, at the end of a two-day policy meeting. Policy makers telegraphed in May that they would do just that if the economy kept performing as expected.

The federal funds rate, which helps determine rates for mortgages, credit cards and other borrowing, stands at a range of 1.5% to 1.75%. The Fed is expected to bump it up by a quarter of a percentage point.

Here’s what to watch for.

Hearing from Powell

Fed Chairman Jerome Powell will hold a news conference after the decision. You can bet that reporters will ask for his views on escalating trade tensions, and what they might mean for the economy and monetary policy.

Best Performing Stocks For 2019: Sun Hydraulics Corporation(SNHY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Northern Trust Corp raised its stake in shares of Sun Hydraulics Co. (NASDAQ:SNHY) by 15.4% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 347,661 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after acquiring an additional 46,351 shares during the period. Northern Trust Corp’s holdings in Sun Hydraulics were worth $18,620,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of Sun Hydraulics Co. (NASDAQ:SNHY) have been given a consensus rating of “Hold” by the nine analysts that are currently covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year target price among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $58.00.

Best Performing Stocks For 2019: CIENA Corporation(CIEN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Ciena (NYSE:CIEN) posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday. The communications equipment provider reported $0.23 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.30 by ($0.07), Bloomberg Earnings reports. The firm had revenue of $730.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $726.38 million. Ciena had a return on equity of 14.10% and a net margin of 27.76%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 3.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.45 EPS.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Plantronics (NYSE: PLT) and Ciena (NYSE:CIEN) are both mid-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership and dividends.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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    Has the Tide Turned in Boot Barn Holdings, Inc. (BOOT) and Ciena Corporation (CIEN) Stocks? (nmsunews.com) Ciena (CIEN) SVP Sells $50,500.00 in Stock (americanbankingnews.com) Is Ciena Corporation (CIEN) In Search of Flying? (nmsunews.com) Ciena inks deals with Caucasus Online and GlobeNet (telecomlead.com) Ciena’s GeoMesh chosen to enhance submarine networks in Caucasus and Latin America (fibre-systems.com)

    Shares of Ciena stock opened at $25.30 on Friday. Ciena has a 12 month low of $19.40 and a 12 month high of $27.98. The company has a market cap of $3.66 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.98, a PEG ratio of 1.51 and a beta of 1.40. The company has a quick ratio of 1.79, a current ratio of 2.06 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.33.

  • [By Billy Duberstein]

    I think such an opportunity may have arrived withCiena (NYSE:CIEN), which recently reported its fiscal second-quarter 2018 earnings. Ciena makes optical and packet networking equipment that improves speeds over a network.

Best Performing Stocks For 2019: Sims Metal Management Limited(SMS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Speed Mining Service (CURRENCY:SMS) traded 4.2% higher against the dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 0:00 AM E.T. on May 20th. One Speed Mining Service token can now be purchased for $16.33 or 0.00192074 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges including CoinExchange and HitBTC. Speed Mining Service has a market capitalization of $1.71 million and $413.00 worth of Speed Mining Service was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. Over the last seven days, Speed Mining Service has traded 4.2% lower against the dollar.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Speed Mining Service (CURRENCY:SMS) traded 7.8% lower against the US dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 8:00 AM Eastern on June 7th. During the last seven days, Speed Mining Service has traded 21.8% lower against the US dollar. One Speed Mining Service token can currently be bought for approximately $11.56 or 0.00150095 BTC on major exchanges including CoinExchange and HitBTC. Speed Mining Service has a market capitalization of $1.21 million and $182.00 worth of Speed Mining Service was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.

Best Performing Stocks For 2019: Murphy Oil Corporation(MUR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Clinton Group Inc. purchased a new stake in Murphy Oil Co. (NYSE:MUR) during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm purchased 14,491 shares of the oil and gas producer’s stock, valued at approximately $489,000.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Murphy Oil Co. (NYSE:MUR) has earned an average rating of “Hold” from the twelve analysts that are presently covering the firm, MarketBeat.com reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, seven have issued a hold recommendation, two have assigned a buy recommendation and one has assigned a strong buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month target price among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $31.56.

Top 5 Heal Care Stocks To Buy For 2019

KR Choksey’s research report on ICICI Bank

Advances grew to INR 5123 bn, +10.4% yoy/1.4% qoq, primarily driven by retail exposure which grew 20.6% yoy/5.9% qoq. NII came at INR 60.2 bn, up 1% yoy/5.5% qoq. NIMs at 3.1% held stable qoq. The bank saw large one-off other income on account of stake sale in ICICI Securities (INR 33.2 bn) which were prudently used towards shoring up the PCR. Provisioning at INR 66.3 bn is up 1.3x yoy/86% qoq, translating into credit costs of >5% vs. 3% last quarter. Going forward, as the stress subsides, the bank has guided for normalized credit costs in the range of 80-100 bps. The bank reported a PAT of INR 10.2 bn (-50% yoy), largely weighed down by heavy provisioning expense.

Outlook

With the massive reduction in the drilldown list, the focus should now shift towards effecting recoveries from the NPA pool. Though quantum of unrecognised stress at INR 133.7 bn forms about 2.6% of the loans which will continue to be monitored. Increasing share of retail, shrinking the non-lucrative international book and resolution of NPAs should aid in NIMs recovery and subsiding of stress assets should translate into lower credit costs. We value the consolidated entity on SOTP basis, valuing the bank at 1.8x FY20E ABV and adding INR 113 per share for the subs. We recommend BUY.

Top 5 Heal Care Stocks To Buy For 2019: Helmerich & Payne, Inc.(HP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    On Tuesday, the Trump administration said it would press ahead with 25% tariffs on roughly $50 billion in Chinese goods. As U.S. Trade Secretary Wilbur Ross prepares to head to Beijing to discuss trade this week, the Trump administration is demanding that China address ongoing theft of U.S. intellectual property.
    Ahead of Friday’s jobs report, Automatic Data Processing (NYSE: ADP) reported that private jobs increased by 178,000 during May. That figure was actually 12,000 behind what the markets were anticipating. Job growth appears to be slowing down as the firm also revised its jobs figure for April downward, from 204,000 new positions to 163,000.
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: KORS, HP, KMI
    Michael Kors Holdings Ltd.(NYSE: KORS) stock was off 3.2% in pre-market hours after the company reported earnings before the bell. The luxury retailer reported earnings per share (EPS) of $0.63, a figure that topped Wall Street expectations of $0.60. The firm also beat revenue expectations and reported an increase in same-store sales. However, the firm’s earnings forecast for the year ahead came in lower than expectations, a factor that pushed its stock lower on Wednesday morning.
    Shares of HP Inc. (NYSE: HP) were up slightly after the company raised its full-year outlook and topped Wall Street earnings expectations on Tuesday. The company cited stronger demand in desktops and notebooks for its financial performance. The firm matched EPS expectations of $0.48. However, revenue came in at $14.0 billion, a figure that easily beat forecasts of $13.59.
    The Canadian government announced plans to purchase the Trans Mountain pipeline from Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd. (NYSE: KML) for $3.5 billion. The Canadian government said that the deal was the only way to ensure that the long-awaited project could proceed. The pipeline runs from the Alberta oil sands to a port all the way in British Columbia along the Pacific Ocean. The pipeline is designed to give Canadian crude grea

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Helmerich & Payne, Inc. (NYSE:HP) CFO Juan Pablo Tardio sold 52,781 shares of Helmerich & Payne stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, May 18th. The stock was sold at an average price of $72.44, for a total value of $3,823,455.64. Following the completion of the sale, the chief financial officer now owns 25,628 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,856,492.32. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link.

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    The third caller had Boeing (BA) , Helmerich & Payne (HP) , Fiat Chrysler (FCAU) , LAM Research (LRCX) and Steel Dynamics (STLD)  as her top five stocks.

Top 5 Heal Care Stocks To Buy For 2019: Carpenter Technology Corporation(CRS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Titan International (NYSE: TWI) and Carpenter Technology (NYSE:CRS) are both industrial products companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation and earnings.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Carpenter Technology Co. (NYSE:CRS) VP Timothy Lain sold 1,007 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, May 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $55.00, for a total transaction of $55,385.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 11,288 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $620,840. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    ValuEngine cut shares of Carpenter Technology (NYSE:CRS) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note published on Monday morning.

    Other equities research analysts also recently issued reports about the company. Cowen reiterated a buy rating and issued a $66.00 target price on shares of Carpenter Technology in a research report on Friday, June 1st. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Carpenter Technology from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report on Monday, April 16th. Deutsche Bank boosted their target price on Carpenter Technology from $47.00 to $49.00 and gave the stock a hold rating in a research report on Wednesday, April 11th. Finally, Longbow Research downgraded Carpenter Technology from a buy rating to a neutral rating and set a $50.00 target price on the stock. in a research report on Monday, June 25th. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the stock. Carpenter Technology presently has an average rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $56.50.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Crystal Amber Fund Limited (LON:CRS) announced a dividend on Friday, July 6th, Upcoming.Co.Uk reports. Shareholders of record on Thursday, July 19th will be given a dividend of GBX 2.50 ($0.03) per share on Friday, August 17th. This represents a yield of 1.12%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, July 19th. The official announcement can be viewed at this link.

Top 5 Heal Care Stocks To Buy For 2019: Murphy Oil Corporation(MUR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Murphy Oil Co. (NYSE:MUR) has earned an average rating of “Hold” from the twelve analysts that are presently covering the firm, MarketBeat.com reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, seven have issued a hold recommendation, two have assigned a buy recommendation and one has assigned a strong buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month target price among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $31.56.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Clinton Group Inc. purchased a new stake in Murphy Oil Co. (NYSE:MUR) during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm purchased 14,491 shares of the oil and gas producer’s stock, valued at approximately $489,000.

Top 5 Heal Care Stocks To Buy For 2019: Pioneer Floating Rate Trust(PHD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    News headlines about Pioneer Floating Rate Trust (NYSE:PHD) have trended somewhat positive on Thursday, Accern reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Pioneer Floating Rate Trust earned a media sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the investment management company an impact score of 46.8710327510951 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Top 5 Heal Care Stocks To Buy For 2019: Banco De Chile(BCH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Bitcoin Cash (CURRENCY:BCH) traded down 1.5% against the dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 19:00 PM E.T. on May 19th. During the last week, Bitcoin Cash has traded down 18.1% against the dollar. One Bitcoin Cash coin can now be bought for $1,184.65 or 0.14390800 BTC on major exchanges including fex, Koinex, DSX and Bitfinex. Bitcoin Cash has a total market cap of $20.30 billion and approximately $598.31 million worth of Bitcoin Cash was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Banco de Chile (NYSE: BCH) and Cr AGRICOLE S A/ADR (OTCMKTS:CRARY) are both large-cap finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, earnings, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Top 5 Energy Stocks To Watch For 2018

A second round of talks on renegotiating NAFTA will kick off Friday in Mexico City, where officials from the U.S., Mexico and Canada will discuss how to modernize the trade pact, even as President Trump repeatedly threatens to abandon the accord if it doesn’t meet his demands.

New proposals are expected to be introduced this weekend, according to Raul Urteaga Trani, a Mexican official who is advising his country’s trade negotiators. But he declined to say what specifically will be discussed.

Mexico has frequently said the 23-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement must be modernized, with improvements needed in the energy and e-commerce sectors, according to Mexico’s Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray .

Trump, however, believes the deal needs a complete overhaul, calling it the “worst trade deal ever made.” He has also threatened to pull the U.S. out of the pact.

“Hopefully we can renegotiate it, but if we can’t, we’ll terminate it and we’ll start all over again,” Trump said during a speech in Missouri on Wednesday.

Top 5 Energy Stocks To Watch For 2018: Murphy Oil Corporation(MUR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Today, it was all about oil afterOPEC “reached an understanding” on capping oil production. And that made Murphy Oil (MUR) the hottest stock in the S&P 500.

  • [By Joshua Bondy]

    Murphy Oil (NYSE: MUR  ) has already spun off its US retail operations into Murphy Oil USAandis exploring the possibility of spinning off its U.K. refining operations. Divesting its refineries will help direct excess cash to developing new fields.

  • [By David Tristan Liu]

    Murphy USA (MUSA) first caught my attention after Southeastern Asset Management acquired a massive stake ($668mm) in its former parent company Murphy Oil Corporation (MUR) in Q1 2013. One thing about Murphy Oil Corporation I noticed after an initial glance through their 10-K and annual report was its ownership of a valuable fuel and convenience retailer segment with high ROIC, valuable real estate, low CAPEX requirements, and relatively decent growth prospects that was under-followed and whose underlying value was concealed by the parent company’s core production and exploration business.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    It wasn’t just Marathon that got clipped as the eight worst-performing stocks in the S&P 500 came from the energy sector, including Murphy Oil (MUR), which fell 6.7% to $25.87, Devon Energy (DVN), which slid 6.5% to $40.72, and Chesapeake Energy (CHK), which stumbled 6.1% to $4.94. No surprise, then, that the Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLE) slumped 2.6% to $69.65.

  • [By Matt Egan]

    Before Tuesday, Big Oil’s credit ratings had been left largely intact by S&P. But with oil sinking back to $30 a barrel, the ratings firm took action by downgrading Chevron (CVX), EOG Resources (EOG), Apache (APA), Devon Energy (DVN), Hess (HES), Marathon Oil (MRO), Murphy Oil (MUR), Continental Resources (CLR) and Southwestern Energy (SWN).

Top 5 Energy Stocks To Watch For 2018: Devon Energy Corporation(DVN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Beta Should Lead At The Start of A Rally: Best ideas in the first leg up: Marathon Oil, Devon Energy (DVN), Anadarko Petroleum (APC), and Continental Resources (CLR). If OPEC announces a cut, whether moderate or deep, we expect that in the initial move up, moderate value beta names, like Marathon Oil, Devon Energy, Anadarko Petroleum, andContinental Resources will lead.For a $5 increase in oil prices, we estimate 2017 cash flow per share would increase 12-18% for these stocks vs. the remainder of the group at 12%. Of these four, short interest is modest for all exceptContinental Resources at 25%, among the highest in our universe. Outperformance of these names should be driven by investors adding to long positions, not short covering.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    The failure of Russia and others to fulfill their obligations are coming at a time when U.S. shale production is starting to ramp back up. Shale producers such as Pioneer Natural Resources (NYSE:PXD) and Devon Energy (NYSE:DVN) have already released growth-focused budgets to capture the benefits of an improving oil market. In Pioneer Natural Resources’ case, it expects to spend $2.8 billion this year to operate 18 drilling rigs in the Permian Basin and restart its drilling program in the Eagle Ford. Those rigs should enable the company to drill enough wells to grow its production by 15% to 18% over last year’s average. Meanwhile, Devon Energy expects to spend between $2 billion to $2.3 billion on drilling this year, which should fuel 13% to 17% oil production growth by the fourth quarter versus last year’s final quarter.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    While crude prices stumbled into 2016, they found their footing by mid-year and roared back to life, ending the year up about 42%. Those rising prices lifted most oil stocks. However, a handful of large-cap oil stocks rose above the crowd by outperforming crude’s rally. Those top-tier performers wereContinental Resources (NYSE:CLR), Devon Energy (NYSE:DVN), Anadarko Petroleum (NYSE:APC), Pioneer Natural Resources (NYSE:PXD), and Cimarex Energy (NYSE:XEC):

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Wednesday was Devon Energy Corp. (NYSE: DVN) which traded down about 12% at $30.55. The stocks 52-week range is $28.79 to $45.16. Volume was about 30 million compared to the daily average volume of roughly 5 million.

Top 5 Energy Stocks To Watch For 2018: Yanzhou Coal Mining Company Limited(YZC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Thursday afternoon, energy shares slipped by just 0.1 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Superior Energy Services, Inc. (NYSE: SPN), and Yanzhou Coal Mining Co Ltd (ADR) (NYSE: YZC).

Top 5 Energy Stocks To Watch For 2018: JP Energy Partners LP(JPEP)

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Top 5 Energy Stocks To Watch For 2018: CGG(CGG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Friday afternoon, the energy sector proved to be a source of strength for the market. Leading the sector was strength from CGG SA (ADR) (NYSE: CGG) and Geospace Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: GEOS).

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    CGG SA (ADR) (NYSE: CGG) shares shot up 32 percent to $7.15 after the company reported an agreement in principle on financial restructuring plan with main creditors and DNCA.

  • [By Jonas Elmerraji]

    First up is French oil service firm CGG Veritas (CGG)
    . The Eurozone-based energy stock hasn’t exactly posted blockbuster performance in 2013, but investors who ignore CGG for the final stretch of the year could be making a big mistake. That’s because of a bullish technical pattern that’s emerging in shares right now.

    CGG spent most of the last eight months looking anything but bullish. But an ascending triangle pattern is changing that. The pattern is formed by horizontal resistance to the upside at $26, and uptrending support to the below shares. Basically, as CGG bounces in between those two technical levels, it’s getting squeezed closer and closer to a breakout above $26. When that happens, traders have a buy signal.

    The ascending triangle pattern in CGG Veritas isn’t exactly textbook. That’s because the setup is forming at the bottom of a downtrend, rather than in the middle of an uptrend – but it’s a mistake to get caught up on the textbook pictures of what trading patterns are supposed to look like. On a move through $26, the trading implications are just as actionable.