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ValuEngine downgraded shares of NetScout Systems (NASDAQ:NTCT) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report report published on Monday.

A number of other equities research analysts have also recently weighed in on the company. BidaskClub cut NetScout Systems from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a research note on Saturday, August 18th. Zacks Investment Research cut NetScout Systems from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research note on Thursday, August 2nd. Finally, Piper Jaffray Companies set a $31.00 price objective on NetScout Systems and gave the company a buy rating in a research note on Monday, August 13th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus price target of $28.33.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: Yuma Energy, Inc.(YUMA)

Yuma Energy, Inc., incorporated on October 7, 1909, is an independent exploration and production company. The Company is oil and gas company focused on the acquisition, development and exploration for conventional and unconventional oil and natural gas resources in the United States Gulf Coast and California. The Company has approximately 13.3 million barrel of oil equivalent (Boe) of proved reserves. The Company’s operations are focused on onshore assets located in central and southern Louisiana, where the Company is targeting the Austin Chalk, Tuscaloosa, Wilcox, Frio, Marg Tex and Hackberry formations. In addition, it has a non-operated position in the Bakken Shale in North Dakota and operated positions in Kern and Santa Barbara Counties in California.

The Company’s Greater Masters Creek Field properties are located in the Austin Chalk Trend in west central Louisiana. The Company holds approximately 61,986 net acres in the field. The Company holds interest in approximately 22 operated proved undeveloped locations, three non-operated proved undeveloped locations, 63 operated non-proved undeveloped locations and 11 non-operated non-proved undeveloped locations that are either held by production or contain existing leasehold. The Company is seeking joint venture partners to participate in the future drilling and development of these locations.

The Company holds non-operated working interest in La Posada (Bayou Hebert) Field located on Vermilion Parish, Louisiana. The La Posada field consists of over three wells producing from the Lower Planulina Cris R sands, and approximately 1,600 gross acres. The Company operates over four wells producing oil from the lower Tuscaloosa sands, three wells producing from the Wilcox sands, and a salt water disposal well at Beaver Dam Creek Field, Bills Branch Field, Livingston North Field, St. Helena and Livingston Parishes, Louisiana. The Company operates Lake Fortuna Field (Raccoon Island), St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana. The Company holds wo! rking interest in approximately 1,344 gross acres on Gardner Island and Branville Bay, St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana. The Company holds working interest in approximately 960 gross lease acres in Kern County, California. The Company operates over seven fields producing from Pliocene, Miocene, Oligocene, and Eocene age reservoirs. It holds working interest across approximately 3,292 gross lease option acres in the Livingston 3-D Project area. The Company is the operator and has access rights to drill additional exploration wells to both the Lower Tuscaloosa and the Wilcox oil sands. The Company also operates Amazon 3-D Project, Calcasieu and Jefferson Parishes, Louisiana and Cat Canyon Field, Santa Barbara County, California. The Company holds working interest in approximately 18,553 gross acres in McKenzie County, North Dakota. The Company has interests in approximately six producing oil wells and two active salt water disposal wells. All producing wells are located in two fields, Yellowstone and Southeast Homerun.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Yuma Energy Inc (NYSEAMERICAN:YUMA) was the target of a large increase in short interest during the month of February. As of February 15th, there was short interest totalling 336,888 shares, an increase of 27.7% from the January 31st total of 263,835 shares. Currently, 1.7% of the shares of the stock are sold short. Based on an average trading volume of 1,331,392 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 0.3 days.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Yuma Energy, Inc. (NYSE: YUMA) were down 60 percent to $0.4520 after the company late Friday reported it was not in compliance with its debt to EBITDAX covenant and announced limited liquidity levels. The company also reported Q1 earnings down year-over-year and disclosed that it is exploring strategic alternatives.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Breaking news

    Amphastar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMPH) disclosed that it received the FDA approval for Calcium Chloride injection.
    Rapid7, Inc. (NASDAQ: RPD) reported a proposed offering of 3 million shares.
    Yuma Energy Inc (NYSE: YUMA) reported a Q1 loss of $0.16 per share on sales of $5.646 million. The company also disclosed that it is actively seeking strategic alternatives.
    NiSource Inc. (NYSE: NI) disclosed a 24.96 million share common stock offering via selling holders.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: Approach Resources Inc.(AREX)

Approach Resources Inc., incorporated on October 12, 2002, is an independent energy company. The Company is focused on the exploration, development, production and acquisition of unconventional oil and gas reserves in the Midland Basin of the greater Permian Basin in West Texas. The Company’s business segment is the exploration and production of oil, natural gas liquids (NGLs) and natural gas. The Company’s assets cover an area of approximately 126,000 net acres. Its proved reserves are approximately 166.6 million barrels of oil equivalent (MMBoe). The Company’s proved reserves are primarily located in Crockett and Schleicher Counties, Texas. The Company’s Permian Basin acreage is known as the Project Pangea. The Company owns and operates approximately 800 producing oil and gas wells in the Permian Basin.

The Company’s acreage position in the Permian Basin is characterized by various commercial hydrocarbon zones, including the Clearfork, Dean, Wolfcamp shale, Canyon Sands, Strawn and Ellenburger zones. The Wolfcamp shale is located in the oil-to-wet gas window across the Company’s Permian acreage position, and is naturally fractured due to its proximity to the Ouachita-Marathon thrust belt and mineralogy, specifically the carbonate and quartz minerals. The Company, through a joint venture with EnCana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc., holds interests in the approximately 3,000 gross acre project in Limestone and Robertson Counties, Texas, in the East Texas Cotton Valley trend. The Company’s primary targets in North Bald Prairie are the Cotton Valley Sands and Cotton Valley Lime. The Company produces NGLs as part of the processing of its natural gas.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of Approach Resources Inc. (NASDAQ:AREX) have received an average recommendation of “Hold” from the six ratings firms that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat.com reports. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and one has given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month target price among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $2.75.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Approach Resources Inc. (NASDAQ:AREX) hit a new 52-week low during trading on Thursday . The company traded as low as $2.02 and last traded at $2.04, with a volume of 2875 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $2.08.

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

China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation engages in the exploration, development, production, and marketing of crude oil and natural gas properties primarily in China. It operates 16 oil and gas production fields in China. As of December 31, 2010, the company?s estimated proved reserves of crude oil and natural gas consisted of 3,963 million barrels-of-oil equivalent comprising 2,888 million barrels of crude oil and 6,447 billion cubic feet of natural gas. It also engages in the refining of crude oil; marketing and distribution of refined petroleum products; and production and sale of petrochemical products that consist of intermediate petrochemicals, synthetic resins, synthetic fiber monomers and polymers, synthetic fibers, synthetic rubber, and chemical fertilizers, as well as owns and operates oil depots and service stations. The company was founded in 2000 and is based in Beijing, the People?s Republic of China. China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation is a subsidiary of China Petrochemical Corporation.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [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.

  • [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.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: California Resources Corporation(CRC)

California Resources Corporation operates as an oil and natural gas exploration and production company in the State of California. It produces oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids. The company holds interests in approximately 2.4 million net acres. As of December 31, 2015, it had net proved reserves of 644 million barrels of oil equivalent. It also gathers, processes, and markets oil and gas products to marketers, California refineries, and other purchasers that have access to transportation and storage facilities. In addition, the company generates and sells electricity to the grid and to others through contractual agreements. California Resources Corporation is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Several large investors have recently made changes to their positions in CRC. Quantamental Technologies LLC purchased a new position in California Resources during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $48,000. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank raised its position in California Resources by 29.6% during the fourth quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 3,117 shares of the oil and gas producer’s stock valued at $53,000 after acquiring an additional 711 shares in the last quarter. Hsbc Holdings PLC raised its position in California Resources by 32.8% during the fourth quarter. Hsbc Holdings PLC now owns 11,396 shares of the oil and gas producer’s stock valued at $194,000 after acquiring an additional 2,815 shares in the last quarter. WINTON GROUP Ltd raised its position in California Resources by 88.8% during the fourth quarter. WINTON GROUP Ltd now owns 12,649 shares of the oil and gas producer’s stock valued at $216,000 after acquiring an additional 5,951 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY raised its position in California Resources by 335.5% during the fourth quarter. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY now owns 14,122 shares of the oil and gas producer’s stock valued at $241,000 after acquiring an additional 10,879 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 73.50% of the company’s stock.

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    About California Resou

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    California Resources Corp (NYSE:CRC)Q42018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 27, 2019, 5:00 p.m. ET

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Top 10 Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: North American Energy Partners, Inc.(NOA)

North American Energy Partners Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides a range of mining and heavy construction services to customers in the resource development and industrial construction sectors primarily in Western Canada. The company offers construction and operations support services through various stages of an oil sands project’s lifecycle. Its services include site clearing and access road construction; site development and underground utility installation; construction and relocation of mine site infrastructure; stripping, muskeg removal, and overburden removal; heavy equipment and labor supply; material hauling; and mine reclamation, tailings pond construction, and tailings pond maintenance. The company also provides site development services for plants and refineries, including in situ oil sands facilities; and heavy and light civil construction for various resource infrastructure projects. North American Energy Partners Inc. was founded in 1953 and is headquartered in Edmonton, Canada.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    North American Energy Partners Inc (NYSE:NOA)Q42018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 26, 2019, 9:00 a.m. ET

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Top 10 Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: Geopark Ltd(GPRK)

GeoPark Limited engages in the exploration, development, and production of oil and gas reserves in Chile, Colombia, Brazil, and Argentina. As of December 31, 2014, the company had working and/or economic interests in 29 hydrocarbons blocks, as well as shallow-offshore concession in Brazil that includes the Manati Field. It had net proved reserves of 43.7 million barrels of oil equivalent. The company was formerly known as GeoPark Holdings Limited and changed its name to GeoPark Limited in July 2013. GeoPark Limited was founded in 2002 and is based in Santiago, Chile.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    GeoPark Ltd (NYSE:GPRK)Q42018 Earnings Conference CallMarch 07, 2019, 9:00 a.m. ET

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Lonestar Resources US (NYSE: GPRK) and GeoPark (NYSE:GPRK) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, dividends, valuation, risk and institutional ownership.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Canaccord Genuity reaffirmed their buy rating on shares of Geopark (NYSE:GPRK) in a research note published on Tuesday morning.

    “We expect the Street to raise its estimates once again on the back of these strong results.”,” the firm’s analyst wrote.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: Transmontaigne Partners L.P.(TLP)

TransMontaigne Partners L.P. (TransMontaigne Partners), incorporated on February 23, 2005, is a terminaling and transportation company with operations in the United States along the Gulf Coast, in the Midwest, in Brownsville, Texas, along the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers, and in the Southeast. Its segments are Gulf Coast terminals, Midwest terminals and pipeline system, Brownsville terminals, River terminals and Southeast terminals. The Company provides integrated terminaling, storage, transportation and related services for customers engaged in the distribution and marketing of light refined petroleum products, heavy refined petroleum products, crude oil, chemicals, fertilizers and other liquid products. Light refined products include gasolines, diesel fuels, heating oil and jet fuels. Heavy refined products include residual fuel oils and asphalt.

TransMontaigne Services Inc. is an indirect subsidiary of TransMontaigne Inc. TransMontaigne Inc. is an indirect subsidiary of Morgan Stanley Capital Group Inc. (Morgan Stanley). The Company is controlled by its general partner, TransMontaigne GP L.L.C., which is an indirect subsidiary of TransMontaigne Inc. It uses its terminaling facilities to receive refined products from the pipeline, ship, barge or railcar making delivery on behalf of its customers, and transfer those refined products to the tanks located at its terminals; store the refined products in its tanks for its customers; monitor the volume of the refined products stored in its tanks; distribute the refined products out of its terminals in vessels or truckloads using truck racks and other distribution equipment located at its terminals, including pipelines, and heat residual fuel oils and asphalt stored in the Company’s tanks and provide other ancillary services related to the throughput process.

The Company offers terminaling services by distributing and storing products to its customers. Its terminaling services fees include throughput fees based on the volume of pro! duct distributed from the facility, injection fees based on the volume of product injected with additive compounds and storage fees based on a rate per barrel of storage capacity per month. It earns pipeline transportation fees on its Razorback pipeline, Diamondback pipeline and the Ella-Brownsville pipeline-based on the volume of product transported and the distance from the origin point to the delivery point. It manages and operates tank capacity at its Port Everglades (South) terminal for an oil company. The Company manages and operates for an affiliate of Mexico’s state-owned petroleum company a bi-directional products pipeline connected to its Brownsville, Texas terminal facility and receives a management fee and reimbursement of costs.

Gulf Coast Operations

The Company’s Gulf Coast operations include over eight refined product terminals located in Florida. At its Gulf Coast terminals it handles refined products and crude oil and provides integrated terminaling services to customers engaged in the distribution and marketing of refined products, and crude oil and the United States government. Its Gulf Coast terminals receive refined products from vessels on behalf of its customers. In addition, its Jacksonville terminal also receives asphalt by rail and its Port Everglades (North) terminal also receives product by truck. It distributes by truck or barge at all of its Gulf Coast terminals. In addition, it distributes products by pipeline at its Port Everglades and Tampa terminals. It manages and operates the Port Everglades (South) terminal, and it is reimbursed by an oil company for its proportionate share of its operating and maintenance costs.

Midwest Terminals and Pipeline Operations

In Missouri and Arkansas, the Company owns and operates the Razorback pipeline and terminals in Mt. Vernon, Missouri, at the origin of the pipeline and in Rogers, Arkansas, at the terminus of the pipeline. The Razorback pipeline is an approximately 67-mile interstat! e common ! carrier pipeline, which transports light refined product on behalf of Morgan Stanley Capital Group from its terminal at Mount Vernon, where it is interconnected with a pipeline system owned by Magellan Midstream Partners, to its terminal at Rogers. The Razorback pipeline has a capacity of approximately 30,000 barrels per day. It also owns and operates a terminal facility at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Its Oklahoma City terminal receives gasoline and diesel fuels from a pipeline system owned by Magellan Midstream Partners for delivery through its truck rack to Shell Oil Products U.S. (Shell), for redistribution to locations throughout the Oklahoma City region.

Brownsville, Texas Operations

The Company operates the Frontera assets under an operations and reimbursement agreement between the Company and Frontera. It owns and operates approximately 0.9 million barrels of additional tankage and related ancillary facilities in Brownsville independent of the Frontera joint venture, as well as the Diamondback pipeline, which handles liquid product movements between Mexico and south Texas. At its Brownsville terminal, the Company handles refined petroleum products, chemicals, vegetable oils, naphtha, wax and propane, and provides iterminaling services to customers engaged in the distribution and marketing of refined products and natural gas liquids. Its Brownsville facilities receive refined products on behalf of its customers from vessels, by truck or railcar. The Company also receives natural gas liquids by pipeline.

The Diamondback pipeline consists of an eight inches pipeline, which transports LPG approximately 16 miles from its Brownsville facilities to its Matamoros terminal. The Mexico operations consist of a 7,000-barrel liquefied petroleum gas storage terminal in Matamoros, Mexico and a seven-mile pipeline system connecting the Matamoros terminal to its Diamondback pipeline system at the United States border, which connects to the Brownville, Texas terminals. It also o! perates a! nd maintains the United States portion of an approximately 174-mile bi-directional refined products pipeline owned by PMI. This pipeline connects its Brownsville terminal complex to a pipeline in Mexico, which delivers to PEMEX’s terminal located in Reynosa, Mexico and terminates at PEMEX’s refinery, located in Cadereyta, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. The pipeline transports refined products and blending components. It operates and manages the approximately 18-mile portion of the pipeline located in the United States for a fee. The customers it serves at its Brownsville terminal facilities consist of wholesale and retail marketers of refined products and industrial and commercial end users of refined products, waxes and industrial chemicals. Its customers are Nieto Trading, B.V.

River Operations

The Company’s River facilities include over 10 refined product terminals along the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers and the Baton Rouge, Louisiana dock facility. At its River terminals, it handles gasolines, diesel fuels, heating oil, chemicals and fertilizers and provides integrated terminaling services to customers engaged in the distribution and marketing of refined products and industrial and commercial end users. Its River terminals receive products from vessels and barges on behalf of its customers and distribute products to trucks and barges.

Southeast Operations

The Company’s Southeast facilities include over 20 refined product terminals along the Plantation and Colonial pipelines. At its Southeast terminals, it handles gasolines, diesel fuels, jet fuel and heating oil on behalf of, and provides integrated terminaling services to customers engaged in the distribution and marketing of refined products. Its Southeast terminals receive products from the Plantation and Colonial pipelines on behalf of its customers and distribute products to trucks.

The Company competes with BP p.l.c., Buckeye Partners, L.P., Chevron U.S.A. Inc., CITGO Petroleum Corporation, E! xxon Mobi! l Corporation, HollyFrontier Corporation, Kinder Morgan, Inc., Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P., Marathon Petroleum Corporation, Motiva Enterprises LLC, Murphy Oil Corporation, NuStar Energy L.P., Phillips 66 and Sunoco, Inc.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    TLP has been the subject of several analyst reports. ValuEngine upgraded TransMontaigne Partners from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, November 26th. Zacks Investment Research restated a “hold” rating on shares of TransMontaigne Partners in a report on Saturday, November 17th. Finally, UBS Group lowered TransMontaigne Partners from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and reduced their target price for the stock from $55.00 to $41.00 in a report on Wednesday, November 28th. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $41.20.

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    About TransMontaigne Partners

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of TransMontaigne Partners L.P. (NYSE:TLP) have received a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the seven research firms that are currently covering the stock, Marketbeat.com reports. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and one has given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year target price among brokers that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $40.75.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: ENSERVCO Corporation(ENSV)

Enservco Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides oil field services to the onshore oil and natural gas industry in the United States. It offers well enhancement services, such as hot oiling, acidizing, frac water heating, and pressure testing; fluid management services, including water transfer, water treatment, water/fluid hauling, frac tank rental, and disposal services; and well site construction and roustabout services, as well as other general oilfield services. The company owns and operates a fleet of approximately 340 specialized trucks, trailers, frac tanks, and other well-site related equipment. It operates in the Eastern United States region comprising the Southern region of the Marcellus Shale formation and the Utica Shale formation in eastern Ohio; Rocky Mountain Region consisting of western Colorado and southern Wyoming, central Wyoming, and western North Dakota and eastern Montana; and the Central United States region, including southwestern Kansas, Texas panhandle, northwestern Oklahoma, and the Eagle Ford Shale in south Texas. The company was founded in 1974 and is headquartered in Denver, Colorado.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Enservco (NYSEAMERICAN:ENSV) will be issuing its quarterly earnings data before the market opens on Wednesday, May 9th.

    Enservco (NYSEAMERICAN:ENSV) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, March 22nd. The oil and gas producer reported ($0.04) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.01) by ($0.03). Enservco had a negative return on equity of 89.94% and a negative net margin of 43.71%. The business had revenue of $14.13 million during the quarter.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: Chesapeake Energy Corporation(CHK)

Chesapeake Energy Corporation engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of properties for the production of oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids (NGL) from underground reservoirs in the United States. It operates in two segments, Exploration and Production, and Marketing, Gathering and Compression. The company holds interests in natural gas resource plays, including the Haynesville/Bossier Shales in northwestern Louisiana and East Texas; the Marcellus Shale in the northern Appalachian Basin in Pennsylvania; and the Barnett Shale in the Fort Worth Basin of north-central Texas. It also holds interests in liquids-rich resource plays, such as the Eagle Ford Shale in South Texas; the Utica Shale in Ohio and Pennsylvania; the Anadarko Basin in northwestern Oklahoma and the Texas Panhandle; and the Niobrara Shale in the Powder River Basin in Wyoming. The company owns interests in approximately 43,700 oil and natural gas wells. As of December 31, 2015, it had estimated proved reserves of 1.504 billion barrels of oil equivalent. The company also provides oil, natural gas, and NGL marketing services comprising commodity price structuring, securing and negotiating gathering, hauling, processing and transportation, contract administration, and nomination services for Chesapeake-operated wells; and marketing services for third-party producers, as well as designs, engineers, fabricates, installs, and sells natural gas compression units, accessories, and equipment used in the production, treatment, and processing of oil and natural gas. Chesapeake Energy Corporation was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Note that in January, Emerge Energy Services LP announced that Superior Silica Sands LLC hadsigned a new agreement with Chesapeake Energy Corporation’s(NYSE: CHK) covering frac sand supplied from Superior’s San Antonio mine in South Texas.The CEO commented:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Chesapeake Energy (NYSE:CHK) spent tens of billions of dollars gobbling up drillable land during the last decade’s shale leasing boom. A result of that buying boom is that the company tacked on a significant amount of debt to its balance sheet, which weighed it down as commodity prices plunged. That forced the company to sell off some of its drillable land to stay afloat.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Chesapeake Energy Corp. (NYSE: CHK) traded up about 1% at $2.93 in a 52-week range of $1.71 to $5.60.

    EOG Resources Inc. (NYSE: EOG) traded down about 1% at $94.11. The 52-week range is $82.04 to $133.53.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: Laredo Petroleum, Inc.(LPI)

Laredo Petroleum, Inc. operates as an independent energy company in the United States. It focuses on the acquisition, exploration, and development of oil and natural gas properties, as well as the transportation of oil and natural gas primarily in the Permian Basin in West Texas. As of December 31, 2015, it had interests in the 135,408 net acres in the Permian Basin; and had total proved reserves of 125,698 thousand barrels of oil equivalent. The company was formerly known as Laredo Petroleum Holdings, Inc. and changed its name to Laredo Petroleum, Inc. in December 2013. Laredo Petroleum, Inc. was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Laredo Petroleum Inc (NYSE:LPI) – Piper Jaffray Companies decreased their Q4 2019 earnings per share estimates for Laredo Petroleum in a report released on Wednesday, February 13th. Piper Jaffray Companies analyst K. Harrison now forecasts that the oil and gas producer will post earnings per share of $0.11 for the quarter, down from their previous estimate of $0.12. Piper Jaffray Companies has a “Neutral” rating on the stock. Piper Jaffray Companies also issued estimates for Laredo Petroleum’s Q3 2020 earnings at $0.03 EPS.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Wednesday was a relatively quiet day on Wall Street, with major market benchmarks closing the day mixed, but nearly flat. Market participants were briefly enthusiastic about the potential to set new record highs following reports that the U.S. and China were mulling further trade negotiations, but the positive impact of that announcement largely waned as the day progressed. Nevertheless, investors focusing on company-specific news found some reasons to celebrate. Altria Group (NYSE:MO), Galapagos (NASDAQ:GLPG), and Laredo Petroleum (NYSE:LPI) were among the best performers on the day. Below, we’ll look more closely at these businesses to tell you why their stocks did so well.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Laredo Petroleum Inc (NYSE:LPI) dropped 5.9% on Monday . The stock traded as low as $7.95 and last traded at $7.96. Approximately 3,201,738 shares were traded during trading, a decline of 16% from the average daily volume of 3,808,352 shares. The stock had previously closed at $8.46.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    These are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

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    Q2 2018 EPS Estimates for Laredo Petroleum Inc (LPI) Reduced by Analyst (americanbankingnews.com) Laredo Working to Restart Permian Production Shuttered Following Tank Fire (naturalgasintel.com) OPEC Losing Control After Libya Outages (finance.yahoo.com) Laredo Petroleum reaffirms FY 2018 production view after storage tank fire (seekingalpha.com) Laredo Petroleum (LPI) Provides Update on Fire Reported at Tank Battery in Glasscock County, Texas (streetinsider.com)

    LPI stock traded down $0.15 during trading on Thursday, reaching $9.37. 204,560 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 4,884,005. Laredo Petroleum has a twelve month low of $7.41 and a twelve month high of $13.46. The company has a market cap of $2.24 billion, a PE ratio of 15.62, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.79 and a beta of 1.16. The company has a quick ratio of 0.77, a current ratio of 0.77 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.90.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Buy For 2019

Today’s blog by RBN Energy (Why Condensate Switched Flipped From Cheap To Pricey, And Why It Might Flip Back) explains the price discount of high-quality condensate and light crude over the past few years. However, the following chart shows how the discount of Eagle Ford condensate – as compared to WTI and LLS – has evaporated. In fact, Eagle Ford condensate is now selling at an estimated $5/bbl premium over WTI. With WTI currently trading north of $57/bbl, that means Eagle Ford condensate is selling for well over $60/bbl.

Source: RBN Energy

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Buy For 2019: Bonanza Creek Energy, Inc.(BCEI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shanthi Rexaline]

    Crude oil prices continue to remain bullish, brightening the prospects of oil and related companies. Bonanza Creek Energy Inc (NYSE: BCEI), an oil and natural gas exploration and production company that emerged from Chapter 11 in April 2017, could also benefit from an improved cost structure, according to Imperial Capital. 

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Bonanza Creek Energy (NYSE:BCEI) was upgraded by equities research analysts at ValuEngine from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Monday.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Bonanza Creek Energy (BCEI)

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of Bonanza Creek Energy Inc (NYSE:BCEI) have earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the seven ratings firms that are currently covering the firm, Marketbeat reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, four have issued a hold recommendation and two have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month price objective among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $41.67.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Buy For 2019: Marathon Petroleum Corporation(MPC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Tyler Crowe]

    Data source: Enbridge. 

    The highlights
    Enbridge closed all of the outstanding deals for its subsidiary partnerships, making it a single entity.  Management announced it had secured three new major capital projects that will add CA$1.8 billion to its project backlog. These include the Gray Oak pipeline, a joint venture with Phillips 66 Partners (NYSE:PSXP) and Marathon Petroleum (NYSE:MPC), and several expansions of its gas transmission in the Gulf Coast region. It’s flagship project — the Line 3 replacement — got over a few more regulatory hurdles that allowed it to start the federal and Minnesota state permitting process. With construction ongoing in Canada, it expects to complete both the Canadian and U.S. portion of the line in the second half of 2019. The board of directors approved a 10% increase to its dividend in 2019 and anticipates another 10% increase in 2020. Management is projecting a 5% to 7% increase in distributable cash flow per share beyond 2020. In January after the end of the fourth quarter, financial rating agency Moody’s upgraded Enbridge’s senior unsecured debt. Management projects that net debt to adjusted EBITDA will be around 4.5 times for 2019 and lower for 2020.

    Image source: Getty Images.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Thursday was Marathon Petroleum Corp. (NYSE: MPC) which rose about 5% to $80.85. The stock’s 52-week range is $49.30 to $83.27. Volume was about 9 million compared to the daily average volume of 5 million.

  • [By JJ Kinahan]

    Energy was the other S&P sector in the green yesterday, helped by rising oil prices and excitement about the tie up between Marathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE: MPC) and Andeavor (NYSE: ANDV). Devon Energy Corp (NYSE: DVN) was the biggest gainer in the sector, rising more than 5 percent after the company raised its annual production forecast. (See more on oil below.)

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    In January, oil and natural gas refinery Valero Energy Corporation’s (NYSE:VLO) shares jumped 17%, according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence. That was the biggest gain of this trio, but Marathon Petroleum Corp. (NYSE:MPC) and its 12% gain wasn’t far behind. Even Phillips 66 (NYSE:PSX) got in the act with a nearly 11% gain. All of them beat the roughly 8% rise in the S&P 500 index.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Buy For 2019: Renesola Ltd.(SOL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern’s scoring:

    Get ReneSola alerts:

    ReneSola Sells North Carolina Solar Project To Greenbacker (solarindustrymag.com) ReneSola (SOL) Rating Increased to Neutral at Roth Capital (americanbankingnews.com) ReneSola (SOL) Q1 Earnings in Line, Revenues Top Estimates (zacks.com) ReneSola’s (SOL) CEO Xianshou Li on Q1 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript (seekingalpha.com) ReneSola (SOL) Releases Earnings Results (americanbankingnews.com)

    Shares of ReneSola traded up $0.08, hitting $2.76, during trading on Friday, Marketbeat.com reports. The stock had a trading volume of 124,969 shares, compared to its average volume of 108,565. The firm has a market capitalization of $102.11 million, a PE ratio of 21.23 and a beta of 2.05. The company has a current ratio of 1.17, a quick ratio of 1.17 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.36. ReneSola has a 12 month low of $2.12 and a 12 month high of $3.79.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Sola Token (CURRENCY:SOL) traded 17.9% lower against the dollar during the 1-day period ending at 16:00 PM E.T. on October 11th. One Sola Token token can now be bought for about $0.0054 or 0.00000087 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges including Tidex and OpenLedger DEX. Sola Token has a total market cap of $153,306.00 and $1,856.00 worth of Sola Token was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. In the last seven days, Sola Token has traded down 12.2% against the dollar.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Sola Token (CURRENCY:SOL) traded up 26.7% against the US dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 22:00 PM E.T. on September 28th. One Sola Token token can currently be bought for $0.0085 or 0.00000131 BTC on popular exchanges including Tidex and OpenLedger DEX. Sola Token has a market capitalization of $0.00 and approximately $3,239.00 worth of Sola Token was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. During the last week, Sola Token has traded flat against the US dollar.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Buy For 2019: 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 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.

  • [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.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Buy For 2019: Vaalco Energy Inc(EGY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [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] Gainers
    Cara Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: CARA) shares jumped 28.5 percent to $14.91 in reaction to a new licensing agreement with Europe-based Vifor Pharma. As part of the agreement, the biopharmaceutical company that alleviates pain licensed worldwide rights (except U.S., Japan, and South Korea) to Vifor Pharma to commercialize its KORSUVA therapy to Vifor $70 million.
    EVO Payments, Inc. (NASDAQ: EVOP) rose 21.5 percent to $19.44. EVO Payments priced its IPO at $16 per share.
    Tiffany & Co. (NYSE: TIF) jumped 16.3 percent to $118.92 after the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter and raised its FY2018 earnings guidance.
    Ralph Lauren Corporation (NYSE: RL) shares gained 13.4 percent to $132.225 after the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its fourth quarter.
    OneSmart International Edun Gr Ltd – ADR (NYSE: ONE) shares rose 12.2 percent to $13.52
    Heat Biologics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HTBX) shares gained 11.4 percent to $2.2164 after surging 12.43 percent on Tuesday.
    USA Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: USAT) rose 10.4 percent to $13.02 after announcing pricing of public offering.
    KemPharm, Inc. (NASDAQ: KMPH) gained 10.3 percent to $6.725. Janney Capital initiated coverage on KemPharm with a Buy rating.
    Heat Biologics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HTBX) shares rose 10 percent to $2.1894 after climbing 12.43 percent on Tuesday.
    Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) rose 9.5 percent to $93.92. Lowe's reported downbeat results for its first quarter on Wednesday.
    xG Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: XGTI) jumped 9.1 percent to $0.829 after the company’s subsidiary IMT Vislink received a $1.4 million order from the U.S. Air Force.
    VAALCO Energy, Inc. (NYSE: EGY) rose 8.6 percent to $2.34 after dropping 10.04 percent on Tuesday.
    American Equity Investment Life Holding Company (NYSE: AEL) rose 8.4 percent to $34.99. American Equity Investment Life confirmed preliminary talks related to a potential deal.
    Boxl
  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Cara Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: CARA) shares surged 42.76 percent to close at $16.56 on Wednesday in reaction to a new licensing agreement with Europe-based Vifor Pharma. As part of the agreement, the biopharmaceutical company that alleviates pain licensed worldwide rights (except U.S., Japan, and South Korea) to Vifor Pharma to commercialize its KORSUVA therapy to Vifor $70 million.
    Yangtze River Port and Logistics Limited (NASDAQ: YRIV) gained 31.28 percent to close at $7.05 on Wednesday.
    Tiffany & Co. (NYSE: TIF) climbed 23.29 percent to close at $126.05 after the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter and raised its FY2018 earnings guidance.
    EVO Payments, Inc. (NASDAQ: EVOP) gained 18.88 percent to close at $19.02. EVO Payments priced its IPO at $16 per share.
    Carver Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: CARV) rose 16.1 percent to close at $6.85.
    USA Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: USAT) gained 15.68 percent to close at $13.65 after announcing pricing of public offering.
    eXp World Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPI) shares jumped 15.01 percent to close at $17.70.
    Geron Corporation (NASDAQ: GERN) gained 14.99 percent to close at $4.68.
    Evolus, Inc. (NASDAQ: EOLS) rose 14.62 percent to close at $19.36.
    Ralph Lauren Corporation (NYSE: RL) shares rose 14.34 percent to close at $133.33 after the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its fourth quarter.
    Turtle Beach Corporation (NASDAQ: HEAR) jumped 13.26 percent to close at $17.34 on Wednesday. Turtle Beach S-3 showed registration for 1.857 million share common stock offering via selling holders.
    Communications Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: JCS) rose 13.18 percent to close at $3.95. Communications Systems reported establishment of special committee to explore strategic alternatives.
    Immutep Limited (NASDAQ: IMMP) shares climbed 12.95 percent to close at $2.53.
    xG Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: XGTI) rose 12.64 percent to close at $0.8561 after the company&rsq
  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    SenesTech, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNES) shares surged 296.07 percent to close at $1.25 on Monday after the California Department of Pesticide Regulation proposed to register the company's ContraPest for sale and use in California.
    AgEagle Aerial Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: UAVS) shares gained 19.59 percent to close at $2.93.
    TransGlobe Energy Corporation (NASDAQ: TGA) rose 18.39 percent to close at $2.64 on Monday.
    Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: SHOS) shares gained 15.91 percent to close at $2.55.
    VAALCO Energy, Inc. (NYSE: EGY) shares jumped 14.9 percent to close at $2.39.
    Resonant Inc. (NASDAQ: RESN) climbed 13.96 percent to close at $4.49.
    Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE: CHK) shares rose 13.55 percent to close at $4.61 on Monday.
    Lilis Energy, Inc. (NYSE: LLEX) surged 13.09 percent to close at $5.01.
    MB Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: MBFI) gained 12.9 percent to close at $49.28. Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB) agreed to acquire MB Financial for $54.70 per share in cash and stock.
    TransEnterix, Inc. (NYSE: TRXC) shares rose 12.83 percent to close at $3.43.
    World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: WWE) jumped 12.52 percent to close at $57.86 on Reports that it has reached a deal with Fox for Its 'Smackdown Live' program.
    Eastman Kodak Company (NASDAQ: KODK) rose 12.38 percent to close at $5.90.
    NuCana plc (NASDAQ: NCNA) climbed 11.94 percent to close at $26.44. NuCana appointed Dr. Cyrille Leperlier to its Board as an independent non-executive Director.
    Aqua Metals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AQMS) rose 11.83 percent to close at $3.97 on Monday.
    Huami Corporation (NYSE: HMI) shares jumped 11.27 percent to close at $10.17 following Q1 results.
    21Vianet Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: VNET) gained 9.55 percent to close at $7.34.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) rose 8.56 percent to close at $7.86 after the company announced an exclusive partnership with Multi Touch Interactives to strengthen the de
  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Cara Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: CARA) rose 18.2 percent to $13.71 in pre-market trading. Cara Therapeutics and Vifor Fresenius Medical Care Renal Pharma entered into ex-U.S. licensing agreement to commercialize KORSUVA™ injection in dialysis patients with pruritus.
    Heat Biologics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HTBX) shares rose 10.6 percent to $2.20 in pre-market trading after surging 12.43 percent on Tuesday.
    VAALCO Energy, Inc. (NYSE: EGY) rose 10.5 percent to $2.37 in pre-market trading after dropping 10.04 percent on Tuesday.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) rose 8.3 percent to $7.15 in pre-market trading after falling 16.03 percent on Tuesday.
    Tiffany & Co. (NYSE: TIF) rose 7.8 percent to $110.25 in pre-market trading after the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter and raised its FY2018 earnings guidance.
    Heat Biologics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HTBX) shares rose 7.1 percent to $2.13 in pre-market trading. after climbing 12.43 percent on Tuesday.
    Clementia Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: CMTA) rose 5.9 percent to $20.01 in pre-market trading after reporting positive Phase 2 Part B data showing treatment with palovarotene significantly reduces new bone growth in patients with FOP.
    Under Armour, Inc. (NYSE: UA) rose 3.5 percent to $18.44 in pre-market trading.
    Aegean Marine Petroleum Network Inc. (NYSE: ANW) shares rose 3.5 percent to $2.95 in pre-market trading.
    MetLife, Inc. (NYSE: MET) rose 3.2 percent to $50.00 in pre-market trading after reporting a $1.5 billion buyback plan.
    Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) rose 3.2 percent to $88.51 in pre-market trading. Lowe's reported downbeat results for its first quarter on Wednesday.

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    VAALCO Energy, Inc. (NYSE:EGY)’s share price gapped up before the market opened on Wednesday . The stock had previously closed at $2.53, but opened at $2.59. VAALCO Energy shares last traded at $2.75, with a volume of 2086739 shares trading hands.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Buy For 2019: Ring Energy, Inc.(REI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust (TSE:REI) declared a monthly dividend on Wednesday, August 15th, Zacks reports. Investors of record on Friday, August 31st will be paid a dividend of 0.12 per share on Monday, September 10th. This represents a $1.44 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 8.45%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, August 30th.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    News headlines about Ring Energy (NASDAQ:REI) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Ring Energy earned a media sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the company an impact score of 48.1013811529141 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    CIBC World Markets Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Ring Energy Inc (NYSEAMERICAN:REI) during the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor acquired 12,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $151,000.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Ring Energy Inc (NYSEAMERICAN:REI) – Equities researchers at SunTrust Banks cut their Q3 2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for shares of Ring Energy in a report issued on Thursday, October 4th. SunTrust Banks analyst N. Dingmann now expects that the company will earn $0.11 per share for the quarter, down from their prior forecast of $0.12. SunTrust Banks also issued estimates for Ring Energy’s FY2019 earnings at $1.01 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $1.60 EPS.

  • [By Hunter Orr]

    Ring Energy Inc  (NYSE : REI)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 27, 2019, 11:00 a.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Vanguard Group Inc. lifted its position in Ring Energy Inc (NYSEAMERICAN:REI) by 2.2% in the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 3,422,953 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 72,507 shares during the quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. owned 5.65% of Ring Energy worth $33,922,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Buy For 2019: Recon Technology, Ltd.(RCON)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Media coverage about Recon Technology (NASDAQ:RCON) has been trending positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Recon Technology earned a media sentiment score of 0.27 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the oil and gas company an impact score of 44.9374991541436 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Buy For 2019: EMCORE Corporation(EMKR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap fiber-optic networking product Applied Optoelectronics (NASDAQ: AAOI), a potential peer of EMCORE Corporation (NASDAQ: EMKR), Finisar Corporation (NASDAQ: FNSR) and Oclaro Inc (NASDAQ: OCLR), is the most shorted stock on the NASDAQ with short interest of 62.65% according to Highshortnterest.com.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    News articles about EMCORE (NASDAQ:EMKR) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. EMCORE earned a media sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the semiconductor company an impact score of 46.9972095148836 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    EMCORE Co. (NASDAQ:EMKR) has been assigned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the six ratings firms that are covering the firm, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, two have assigned a hold recommendation and two have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year price objective among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $6.00.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    EMCORE Co. (NASDAQ:EMKR) traded up 8% during mid-day trading on Monday . The stock traded as high as $5.10 and last traded at $5.26. 11,341 shares changed hands during trading, a decline of 95% from the average session volume of 216,974 shares. The stock had previously closed at $4.87.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    News stories about EMCORE (NASDAQ:EMKR) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. EMCORE earned a news sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the semiconductor company an impact score of 45.6118508960632 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Buy For 2019: Baytex Energy Corp(BTE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [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.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Baytex Energy (NYSE:BTE) (TSE:BTE) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, May 3rd. The oil and gas producer reported ($0.21) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of ($0.13) by ($0.08). Baytex Energy had a negative return on equity of 4.74% and a net margin of 4.57%. The firm had revenue of $226.37 million during the quarter. sell-side analysts expect that Baytex Energy Corp will post -0.28 earnings per share for the current year.

  • [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.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Buy For 2019: Woodward, Inc.(WWD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Tdam USA Inc. decreased its holdings in shares of Woodward, Inc.Common Stock (NASDAQ:WWD) by 30.6% in the 4th quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor owned 10,798 shares of the technology company’s stock after selling 4,765 shares during the period. Tdam USA Inc.’s holdings in Woodward, Inc.Common Stock were worth $802,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Bloom Energy (NASDAQ: WWD) and Woodward, Inc.Common Stock (NASDAQ:WWD) are both mid-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation and profitability.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Woodward, Inc.Common Stock (NASDAQ:WWD) Director James R. Rulseh sold 4,112 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, August 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $79.09, for a total transaction of $325,218.08. Following the transaction, the director now owns 10,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $790,900. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Plug Power (NASDAQ: PLUG) and Woodward (NASDAQ:WWD) are both industrial products companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation and earnings.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Woodward, Inc.Common Stock (WWD)

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Top 10 Energy Stocks To Watch For 2019

Vermilion Energy Inc (NYSE:VET) (TSE:VET) has earned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the eight ratings firms that are covering the company, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, three have issued a hold recommendation and four have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 1-year target price among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $52.25.

Several analysts have recently weighed in on VET shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Vermilion Energy from a “strong sell” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $38.00 target price for the company in a research report on Friday, April 13th. BMO Capital Markets downgraded Vermilion Energy from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research report on Tuesday, April 17th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded Vermilion Energy from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, April 11th.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Watch For 2019: EP Energy Corporation(EPE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Enterprise GP Holdings L.P. common stock (NYSE:EPE) major shareholder Apollo Investment Fund Vii L. P sold 723,393 shares of Enterprise GP Holdings L.P. common stock stock in a transaction dated Monday, August 27th. The stock was sold at an average price of $1.74, for a total value of $1,258,703.82. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Major shareholders that own 10% or more of a company’s shares are required to disclose their sales and purchases with the SEC.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of Enterprise GP Holdings L.P. (NYSE:EPE) have earned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the thirteen brokerages that are currently covering the firm, Marketbeat reports. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have given a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12-month price target among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $2.65.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Enterprise GP Holdings L.P. (NYSE:EPE) shares were up 5.5% during trading on Wednesday . The stock traded as high as $2.55 and last traded at $2.51. Approximately 939,243 shares traded hands during mid-day trading, a decline of 13% from the average daily volume of 1,077,065 shares. The stock had previously closed at $2.38.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Thursday morning, the energy shares rose 0.76 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Seadrill Limited (NYSE: SDRL), up 59 percent, and EP Energy Corporation (NYSE: EPE) up 7 percent.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    On Wednesday, the energy shares climbed 1.48 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included SeaDrill Limited (NYSE: SDRL), up 15 percent, and EP Energy Corporation (NYSE: EPE), up 15 percent.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    On Monday, the energy shares rose 2.09 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Energy XXI Gulf Coast, Inc. (NASDAQ: EGC), up 12 percent, and EP Energy Corporation (NYSE: EPE) up 13 percent.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Watch For 2019: MPLX LP(MPLX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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

    So we asked three of our Motley Fool contributors to sift through stocks in the oil industry to come up with three that investors should put on their radars. Here’s why they picked MPLX LP (NYSE:MPLX), Cimarex Energy (NYSE:XEC), and ExxonMobil (NYSE:XOM).

  • [By Tyler Crowe, Matthew Frankel, CFP, and Neha Chamaria]

    So we asked three of our Motley Fool contributors to each highlight a dividend stock they see as a great investment today, and added the extra twist of requiring the stock to have a yield higher than 5%. Here’s why they picked pipeline company MPLX LP (NYSE:MPLX), healthcare real estate investment trust HCP Inc. (NYSE:HCP), and asset manager Brookfield Property Partners (NASDAQ:BPY).

  • [By Tyler Crowe]

    [T]his morning we announced our 2018 capital investment plans for both MPC and MPLX (NYSE:MPLX). This plan remains focus on strengthening the sustained earnings power of the business through growth and margin enhancing projects as well as expanding our more stable cash flow businesses especially Speedway and MPLX. Our capital plan for MPC for 2018 excluding MPLX is $1.6 billion. This plan spending includes $950 million for Refining & Marketing, $530 million for Speedway and $100 million to support corporate activities and other investments.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Watch For 2019: PDC Energy, Inc.(PDCE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    PDC Energy Inc (NASDAQ:PDCE) – Equities researchers at Seaport Global Securities cut their Q2 2019 earnings estimates for PDC Energy in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday, February 27th. Seaport Global Securities analyst M. Kelly now expects that the energy producer will post earnings of $0.40 per share for the quarter, down from their prior estimate of $0.46. Seaport Global Securities also issued estimates for PDC Energy’s Q3 2019 earnings at $0.49 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.57 EPS, FY2019 earnings at $2.07 EPS, Q1 2020 earnings at $0.77 EPS, Q2 2020 earnings at $0.66 EPS, Q3 2020 earnings at $0.74 EPS, Q4 2020 earnings at $0.83 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $3.00 EPS.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    News articles about PDC Energy (NASDAQ:PDCE) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. PDC Energy earned a news impact score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the energy producer an impact score of 46.6251700229584 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

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Top 10 Energy Stocks To Watch For 2019: FMC Technologies, Inc.(FTI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    TechnipFMC (NYSE: FTI) is one of 14 public companies in the “Oil & gas field machinery” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare TechnipFMC to related companies based on the strength of its dividends, risk, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Korea Investment CORP grew its stake in shares of TechnipFMC PLC (NYSE:FTI) by 227.5% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 87,528 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock after acquiring an additional 60,800 shares during the quarter. Korea Investment CORP’s holdings in TechnipFMC were worth $2,778,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close was TechnipFMC PLC (NYSE: FTI) which traded down about 8% at $22.66. The stock’s 52-week range is $18.20 to $34.39. Volume was about 7.7 million compared to the daily average volume of 4.4 million.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Companies Reporting After The Bell
    Booking Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: BKNG) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $10.67 per share on revenue of $2.87 billion.
    CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.19 per share on revenue of $6.00 billion.
    Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $1.21 per share on revenue of $803.36 million.
    Spectra Energy Partners, LP (NYSE: SEP) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.81 per share on revenue of $751.57 million.
    IAC/InterActiveCorp (NASDAQ: IAC) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.8 per share on revenue of $923.80 million.
    Open Text Corporation (NASDAQ: OTEX) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.62 per share on revenue of $691.75 million.
    Tutor Perini Corporation (NYSE: TPC) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.29 per share on revenue of $1.09 billion.
    Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. (NASDAQ: FOXA) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.54 per share on revenue of $7.41 billion.
    ICU Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ: ICUI) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.84 per share on revenue of $346.28 million.
    TechnipFMC plc (NYSE: FTI) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.33 per share on revenue of $3.13 billion.
    Synaptics Incorporated (NASDAQ: SYNA) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.91 per share on revenue of $401.76 million.
    The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (NYSE: DNB) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $1.07 per share on revenue of $386.91 million.
    Matrix Service Company (NASDAQ: MTRX) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $285.16 million.
    Maiden Holdings, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MHLD) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.21 per share on revenue of $739.31 million.
    tronc, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRNC) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.65 per share on revenue of $428.25 million.
    Copa Holdings,

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    DNB Markets upgraded shares of TechnipFMC (NYSE:FTI) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report report published on Friday morning, MarketBeat reports.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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Top 10 Energy Stocks To Watch For 2019: Woodward, Inc.(WWD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Woodward, Inc.Common Stock (NASDAQ:WWD) Director James R. Rulseh sold 4,112 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, August 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $79.09, for a total transaction of $325,218.08. Following the transaction, the director now owns 10,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $790,900. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Plug Power (NASDAQ: PLUG) and Woodward (NASDAQ:WWD) are both industrial products companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation and earnings.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Bloom Energy (NASDAQ: WWD) and Woodward, Inc.Common Stock (NASDAQ:WWD) are both mid-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation and profitability.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Top 10 Energy Stocks To Watch For 2019: Tengasco, Inc.(TGC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Tigercoin (CURRENCY:TGC) traded flat against the dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 18:00 PM ET on October 5th. Tigercoin has a market cap of $103,538.00 and approximately $3.00 worth of Tigercoin was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One Tigercoin coin can now be purchased for about $0.0024 or 0.00000036 BTC on major exchanges. Over the last week, Tigercoin has traded 12.4% lower against the dollar.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Tigercoin (CURRENCY:TGC) traded down 3.5% against the dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 7:00 AM E.T. on August 23rd. During the last seven days, Tigercoin has traded 8.4% lower against the dollar. Tigercoin has a total market capitalization of $98,130.00 and approximately $0.00 worth of Tigercoin was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One Tigercoin coin can now be purchased for about $0.0023 or 0.00000035 BTC on popular exchanges.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Tigercoin (CURRENCY:TGC) traded 12.1% lower against the US dollar during the 1-day period ending at 23:00 PM E.T. on May 6th. One Tigercoin coin can now be bought for $0.0077 or 0.00000083 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges. In the last week, Tigercoin has traded 6.4% lower against the US dollar. Tigercoin has a total market cap of $334,680.00 and approximately $64.00 worth of Tigercoin was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Tigercoin (TGC) is a proof-of-work (PoW) coin that uses the SHA256 hashing algorithm. It launched on September 6th, 2013. Tigercoin’s total supply is 43,536,800 coins. The official website for Tigercoin is tigercoin.wordpress.com. Tigercoin’s official Twitter account is @TigerCoin.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Watch For 2019: Sunoco Logistics Partners LP(SXL)

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Top 10 Energy Stocks To Watch For 2019: Petroleo Brasileiro S.A.- Petrobras(PBR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Short interest at Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. (NYSE: PBR), or Petrobras, increased to 53.95 million shares from the previous 45.15 million. The stock traded at $12.65 a share, in a 52-week range of $7.61 to $13.99. Unfortunately, Petrobras may be trading on an entirely different set of fundamentals and sentiment due to its ongoing woes in Brazil.

  • [By Elizabeth Balboa]

    Petroleo Brasil ADR (NYSE: PBR), commonly known as Petrobras, plunged 13.5 percent Friday on news that CEO Pedro Parente resigned.

    “My presence as CEO has stopped being positive,” Parente wrote in his resignation letter.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Teekay Offshore Partners generated $130.5 million, or $0.30 per unit, in adjusted net income during the fourth quarter, which beat analysts’ expectations by $0.07 per unit. Driving that stronger-than-expected result was higher rates and utilization in the company’s shuttle segment and new cash flow from recent growth projects. The company also benefited from a settlement with Brazilian oil giant Petrobras (NYSE:PBR) during the quarter.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Watch For 2019: China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation(SNP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [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 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 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 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.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    News headlines about Sinopec (NYSE:SNP) have been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, Accern reports. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Sinopec earned a coverage optimism score of 0.23 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the oil and gas company an impact score of 45.9265677546286 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Watch For 2019: YPF Sociedad Anonima(YPF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Rich Smith]

    YPF SA (NYSE:YPF) produces oil and gas — and also lives in Buenos Aires.

    And Mercadolibre (NASDAQ:MELI) — probably the best-known name on this list — is the Latin American equivalent of eBay here in the U.S. And yes, you guessed it — Mercadolibre is headquartered in Buenos Aires as well.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    YPF (NYSE:YPF) and HollyFrontier (NYSE:HFC) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, valuation and dividends.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Top 5 Casino Stocks To Invest In 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 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.

  • [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.

Top 5 Casino Stocks To Invest In Right Now: BlackRock Municipal Income Trust II(BLE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    BlackRock Municipal Income Trust II (NYSEAMERICAN:BLE) announced a monthly dividend on Monday, October 1st, NASDAQ reports. Shareholders of record on Monday, October 15th will be paid a dividend of 0.058 per share on Thursday, November 1st. This represents a $0.70 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 5.43%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, October 12th.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    BlackRock Municipal Income Trust II (NYSEAMERICAN:BLE) announced a monthly dividend on Wednesday, August 1st, NASDAQ reports. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, August 15th will be given a dividend of 0.058 per share on Tuesday, September 4th. This represents a $0.70 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 5.16%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, August 14th.

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Advisors’ Opinion:

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Top 5 Casino Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Cotiviti Holdings, Inc. (COTV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Cotiviti Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:COTV) – Equities research analysts at Jefferies Group lowered their FY2018 earnings estimates for Cotiviti in a report issued on Wednesday, May 2nd. Jefferies Group analyst S. Dodge now expects that the business services provider will post earnings per share of $1.68 for the year, down from their previous estimate of $1.71. Jefferies Group also issued estimates for Cotiviti’s FY2019 earnings at $1.87 EPS.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Steve Symington]

    Shares of Cotiviti Holdings Inc. (NYSE:COTV) were up 10.2% as of 1:00 p.m. EDT Tuesday after Veritas Capital agreed to acquire the healthcare payment solutions company.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Cotiviti (NYSE:COTV) and FleetCor Technologies (NYSE:FLT) are both business services companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, risk, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Top 5 Casino Stocks To Invest In Right Now: AtriCure Inc.(ATRC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    AtriCure Inc. (NASDAQ:ATRC) shares were up 6.8% on Friday after Needham & Company LLC raised their price target on the stock from $36.00 to $39.00. Needham & Company LLC currently has a buy rating on the stock. AtriCure traded as high as $33.45 and last traded at $33.02. Approximately 2,088,463 shares traded hands during trading, an increase of 931% from the average daily volume of 202,505 shares. The stock had previously closed at $30.93.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of AtriCure (NASDAQ:ATRC) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report report published on Saturday.

    A number of other research firms have also weighed in on ATRC. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of AtriCure from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report on Wednesday, May 2nd. BidaskClub raised shares of AtriCure from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report on Saturday, March 17th. Stifel Nicolaus raised their target price on shares of AtriCure from $22.00 to $23.00 and gave the company a buy rating in a report on Friday, April 27th. Needham & Company LLC raised their target price on shares of AtriCure from $23.00 to $26.00 and gave the company a buy rating in a report on Friday, April 27th. Finally, TheStreet raised shares of AtriCure from a d+ rating to a c- rating in a report on Friday, March 16th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of Buy and an average target price of $25.00.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    The stock market dropped on Friday after major benchmarks once again responded negatively to what many would have thought would be positive news. The latest employment numbers from the Department of Labor’s September report continued to show improving job counts and falling unemployment rates. But some market participants had wanted to see stronger gains in jobs, while others pointed to falling bond prices and rising yields as evidence of fear about the sustainability of current levels of economic growth. Some stocks, however, were able to overcome the dour mood. Chefs’ Warehouse (NASDAQ:CHEF), SMART Global Holdings (NASDAQ:SGH), and AtriCure (NASDAQ:ATRC) were among the best performers on the day. Here’s why they did so well.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    AtriCure (NASDAQ:ATRC) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “AtriCure, Inc. is a medical device company focused on developing, manufacturing and selling innovative surgical devices to create precise lesions, or scars, in soft tissues. Medical journals have described the adoption by leading cardiothoracic surgeons of the AtriCure, Inc. bipolar ablation system as a standard treatment alternative during open-heart surgical procedures to safely, rapidly and reliably create lesions in cardiac, or heart, tissue to block the abnormal electrical impulses that cause atrial fibrillation, a quivering of the upper chambers of the heart. “

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of AtriCure Inc. (NASDAQ:ATRC) have received a consensus rating of “Buy” from the nine ratings firms that are currently covering the company, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation, four have assigned a buy recommendation and two have assigned a strong buy recommendation to the company. The average 1 year target price among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $34.25.

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

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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:

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    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.