Best Energy Stocks To Watch For 2019

Shares of General Electric (GE ) gained about 8% in early morning trading Tuesday after the struggling multinational conglomerate announced plans to spin off its health-care business and separate its stake in Baker Hughes (BHGE ) over the next few years.

The moves should help General Electric pare down its debt and sharpen its focus on core businesses like aviation, power, and renewable energy.

“We are confident that positioning GE Healthcare and BHGE outside of GE’s current structure is best not only for GE and its owners, but also for these businesses, which will strengthen their market-leading positions and enhance their ability to invest for the future, while carrying the spirit of GE forward,” said CEO John Flannery in a statement.

General Electric also noted that it will maintain its current quarterly dividend until after the spinoff of its health-care business is complete. The company then plans to adjust the dividend “in line with industrial peers.”

Best Energy Stocks To Watch For 2019: WPX Energy, Inc.(WPX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of WPX Energy Inc (NYSE:WPX) have earned a consensus rating of “Buy” from the twenty-seven brokerages that are covering the firm, Marketbeat.com reports. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation, twenty-two have given a buy recommendation and one has given a strong buy recommendation to the company. The average 12 month target price among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $22.09.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Meanwhile, WPX Energy (NYSE:WPX) is cutting its 2019 capital budget. The company initially expected to spend between $1.45 billion and $1.65 billion this year, which would have been enough money to grow its U.S. oil volumes 25% to 30% from last year’s level. The recent crash in crude prices, however, forced the company to reduce the range to between $1.1 billion and $1.275 billion, which is still enough to increase its output 20% from 2018’s average. Overall, the company noted that it’s forecasting only a 6% impact on its original production guidance despite a 23% spending reduction.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Jafra Capital Management LP lessened its stake in shares of WPX Energy Inc (NYSE:WPX) by 43.1% in the second quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor owned 191,156 shares of the oil and gas producer’s stock after selling 145,000 shares during the period. WPX Energy accounts for approximately 1.2% of Jafra Capital Management LP’s portfolio, making the stock its 22nd biggest position. Jafra Capital Management LP’s holdings in WPX Energy were worth $3,447,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    WPX Energy (NYSE:WPX) had its price target lifted by Stifel Nicolaus from $27.00 to $28.00 in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday. They currently have a buy rating on the oil and gas producer’s stock.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    US Capital Advisors initiated coverage on shares of WPX Energy (NYSE:WPX) in a research note issued to investors on Monday. The firm issued a buy rating on the oil and gas producer’s stock.

Best Energy Stocks To Watch For 2019: Briggs & Stratton Corporation(BGG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Generac Holdings Inc. (NYSE: GNRC) was up less than 1% at $59.20 late on Tuesday, but that is actually up by over 6% from last Friday’s close for the generator maker before the storm threat was so imminent. Briggs & Stratton Corp. (NYSE: BGG) is also in that field and its gain of just 0.3% to $20.45 late on Tuesday was actually up only about 1% from last Friday as the company is more diversified

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

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    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) fell 23.3 percent to $9.87 in pre-market trading after declining 13.45 percent on Wednesday.
    SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE: SXCP) fell 12.8 percent to $16.00 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Briggs & Stratton Corporation (NYSE: BGG) fell 11 percent to $17.55 in pre-market trading after the company posted mixed Q3 results and lowered its FY18 guidance.
    New Gold Inc. (NYSE: NGD) fell 8.4 percent to $2.30 in pre-market trading following downbeat Q1 results.
    Quality Care Properties, Inc. (NYSE: QCP) fell 8.2 percent to $20.85 in pre-market trading. Welltower announced plans to acquire QCP for $20.75 per share in cash.
    China Customer Relations Centers Inc. (NASDAQ: CCRC) shares fell 7.5 percent to $17.25 in pre-market trading after climbing 18.73 percent on Wednesday.
    Nokia Corporation (NYSE: NOK) shares fell 5.7 percent to $5.58 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    eBay Inc. (NASDAQ: EBAY) fell 5.6 percent to $38.66 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
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    Three Stocks to Watch Today: CSCO, M, BLK
    The earnings report calendar is headlined today by Cisco Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: CSCO). The tech giant will report fiscal fourth-quarter earnings after the bell. Wall Street expects that the firm will report earnings per share (EPS) of $0.69 on top of $12.77 billion in revenue. Shares of Macy’s Inc. (NYSE: M) are on the move after the company reported earnings before the bell. The iconic retailer reported adjusted EPS of $0.70 on top of $5.57 billion in revenue. Wall Street had expected EPS of $0.49 on top of $5.61 billion in revenue. Shares of Macy’s stock were off 5.3% in premarket hours. George Soros’ firm Soros Fund Management increased its stake in shares of Blackrock Inc. (NYSE: BLK) by a whopping 60% in the second quarter, according to a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filing. If you were using Money Morning’s proprietary Stock VQScore™, you’d have known that Blackrock was sitting in the “Buy Zone” before the SEC filing was made public. The global asset manager has a perfect 4.75 score, and it will look to blast off now that other investors start to follow Soros and other institutional investors that love this stock. To learn more about the Money Morning Stock VQScore, go here right now. Look for additional earnings reports from NetApp Inc. (Nasdaq: NTAP), MSG Networks Inc. (NYSE: MSGN), CACI International Inc. (NYSE: CACI), Briggs & Stratton Corp. (NYSE: BGG), SpartanNash Co. (Nasdaq: SPTN), and Luxoft Holding Inc. (NYSE: LXFT).

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Best Energy Stocks To Watch For 2019: Panhandle Royalty Company(PHX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Panhandle Oil and Gas (NYSE:PHX) was downgraded by stock analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report issued on Tuesday.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    News headlines about Panhandle Oil and Gas (NYSE:PHX) have trended somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Panhandle Oil and Gas earned a news sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the oil and gas producer an impact score of 46.1120655512436 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Media headlines about Panhandle Oil and Gas (NYSE:PHX) have been trending somewhat positive on Wednesday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Panhandle Oil and Gas earned a coverage optimism score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the oil and gas producer an impact score of 50.7768748674153 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat likely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Best Energy Stocks To Watch For 2019: Tesoro Corporation(TSO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows Valero Energy Corporation along with large cap peers Marathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE: MPC) and Andeavor (NYSE: ANDV), formerly Tesoro Corporation (NYSE: TSO), all giving a similar performance while mid cap Western Refining, Inc (NYSE: WNR) has varied a bit from its peers:

Best Energy Stocks To Watch For 2019: Valero Energy Partners LP(VLP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Valero Energy Partners (NYSE:VLP) was upgraded by equities researchers at ValuEngine from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Tuesday.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    US Capital Advisors downgraded shares of Valero Energy Partners (NYSE:VLP) from an overweight rating to a hold rating in a report released on Friday morning, The Fly reports.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

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

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    ValuEngine cut shares of Valero Energy Partners (NYSE:VLP) from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a research report released on Friday morning.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Valero Energy Partners (NYSE:VLP) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, July 26th. The pipeline company reported $0.66 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.66. The company had revenue of $134.63 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $132.71 million. Valero Energy Partners had a return on equity of 108.14% and a net margin of 46.87%. Valero Energy Partners’s revenue was up 21.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.69 earnings per share. sell-side analysts forecast that Valero Energy Partners LP will post 2.78 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Best Energy Stocks To Watch For 2019: Enerplus Corporation(ERF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Overall, Crestwood expects to invest $275 million to $325 million into expansion projects this year, slightly above its initial forecast to spend between $250 million and $300 million on capital projects. One driver of the increased budget is that oil and gas producer Enerplus (NYSE:ERF) awarded the company a contract to expand its water system in the Bakken. Crestwood expects to invest $60 million over the next two years on this project, which will help support Enerplus’ volume growth in the region. Meanwhile, the company is in advanced discussions with customers to provide a range of midstream services in the Delaware Basin, which could include building a new natural gas processing plant in the region.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    News coverage about Enerplus (NYSE:ERF) (TSE:ERF) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Enerplus earned a news impact score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the oil and natural gas company an impact score of 47.3097650375709 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Enerplus Corp (NYSE:ERF) (TSE:ERF) has been assigned an average rating of “Buy” from the eight analysts that are currently covering the firm, Marketbeat.com reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a hold recommendation and six have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 1-year price target among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $16.50.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Enerplus (NYSE:ERF) (TSE:ERF) – Stock analysts at National Bank Financial reduced their FY2018 earnings estimates for Enerplus in a research note issued on Thursday, May 3rd. National Bank Financial analyst T. Wood now forecasts that the oil and natural gas company will earn $1.13 per share for the year, down from their previous estimate of $1.27. National Bank Financial also issued estimates for Enerplus’ FY2019 earnings at $1.96 EPS.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Enerplus (TSE:ERF) (NYSE:ERF) had its target price hoisted by CIBC from C$19.00 to C$20.00 in a research note published on Friday morning.

    Other research analysts also recently issued research reports about the stock. CSFB upped their price objective on shares of Enerplus from C$17.00 to C$20.00 in a report on Friday, April 13th. GMP Securities upped their price objective on shares of Enerplus from C$17.00 to C$18.00 in a report on Thursday, March 1st. Barclays upped their price objective on shares of Enerplus from C$18.00 to C$20.00 in a report on Monday, February 26th. Canaccord Genuity upped their price objective on shares of Enerplus from C$16.50 to C$17.00 in a report on Monday, February 26th. Finally, Desjardins upped their price objective on shares of Enerplus from C$16.00 to C$17.50 in a report on Monday, February 26th. Seven equities research analysts have rated the stock with a buy rating, The stock has an average rating of Buy and an average price target of C$18.29.

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