Top 5 Energy Stocks For 2019

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

Leading and Lagging Sectors

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

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

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

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    Helix Energy Solutions Group Company Profile (NYSE:HLX)

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

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

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

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

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

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

  • [By Paul Ausick]

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

  • [By Sean Williams]

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

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

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

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

  • [By Max Byerly]

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

  • [By Max Byerly]

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

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

  • [By Max Byerly]

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

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

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