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Top 5 Energy Stocks To Buy For 2021

What happened

After updating investors on its wide-ranging gene therapy research program at a key industry conference early in the month,shares ofbluebird bio(NASDAQ:BLUE) surged 20.7% higher in January,according toS&P Global Market Intelligence.

So what

At the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference in early January, Bluebird Bio’s management outlined how it hopes to transform treating rare disease, including cerebral ALD (CALD), transfusion dependent beta thalassemia (TDT), and sickle cell disease.

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The company provided an outlook for 2022 that includes a goal of having two gene therapies on the market, two other therapies near commercialization, and four or more research programs in clinical studies.

In 2017, Bluebird Bio’s plans include prepping a filing of its TDT therapy, LentiGlobin, for approval in Europe, and developing a pathway to regulatory approval of its CALD therapy, Lenti-D.

Top 5 Energy Stocks To Buy For 2021: Exxon Mobil Corporation(XOM)

Exxon Mobil Corporation explores for and produces crude oil and natural gas in the United States, Canada/South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia/Oceania. It also manufactures and markets commodity petrochemicals, including olefins, aromatics, polyethylene and polypropylene plastics, and specialty products; and transports and sells crude oil, natural gas, and petroleum products. As of December 31, 2015, the company had approximately 35,909 gross and 30,114 net operated wells. Exxon Mobil Corporation was founded in 1870 and is headquartered in Irving, Texas.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Stock analysts at Tudor Pickering started coverage on shares of Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM) in a research note issued to investors on Monday, Marketbeat.com reports. The firm set a “hold” rating and a $82.49 price target on the oil and gas company’s stock. Tudor Pickering’s target price points to a potential upside of 0.68% from the stock’s previous close.

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    That’s seldom true. Just about every company on the planet goes through the occasional slump — even profit powerhouses like Apple (Nasdaq: APPL). Oil prices are notoriously cyclical, but that hasn’t stopped ExxonMobil (NYSE: XOM) from raising dividends for 37 straight years.

Top 5 Energy Stocks To Buy For 2021: Chevron Corporation(CVX)

Chevron Corporation (Chevron), incorporated on January 27, 1926, manages its investments in subsidiaries and affiliates and provides administrative, financial, management and technology support to the United States and international subsidiaries that engage in fully integrated petroleum operations, chemicals operations, mining activities, power generation and energy services. Upstream operations consist primarily of exploring for, developing and producing crude oil and natural gas; processing, liquefaction, transportation and regasification associated with liquefied natural gas; transporting crude oil by international oil export pipelines; transporting, storage and marketing of natural gas, and a gas-to-liquids project. Downstream operations consist primarily of refining crude oil into petroleum products; marketing of crude oil and refined products; transporting crude oil and refined products by pipeline, marine vessel, motor equipment and rail car, and manufacturing and marketing of commodity petrochemicals, plastics for industrial uses and fuel and lubricant additives.

Upstream

At December 31, 2012, Chevron owned or had under lease or similar agreements undeveloped and developed crude oil and natural gas properties worldwide. Upstream activities in the United States are concentrated in California, the Gulf of Mexico, Colorado, Louisiana, Michigan, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas, West Virginia and Wyoming. During the year ended December 31, 2012, average net oil-equivalent production in the United States was 655,000 barrels per day. In 2012, net daily production averaged 163,000 barrels of crude oil, 70 million cubic feet of natural gas and 4,000 barrels of natural gas liquids (NGLs). During 2012, net daily production for the Companys combined interests in the Gulf of Mexico shelf and deepwater areas, and the onshore fields in the region, were 153,000 barrels of crude oil, 395 million cubic feet of natural gas and 16,000 barrels of NGL.

The! Company was engaged in various exploration and development activities in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico during 2012. As of December 31, 2012, it had a 50% working interest in Jack and a 51% working interest in St. Malo Field. During 2013, the Company had 42.9% non-operated working interest in the Tubular Bells Field; 20.3% non-operated working interest in the Caesar and Tonga area, and 15.6% non-operated working interest in the Mad Dog II Project. The Company activities in the mid-continental United States include operated and non-operated interests in properties primarily in Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas and Wyoming. The Company holds leases in the Marcellus Shale and Utica Shale, primarily located in southwestern Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia, and in the Antrim Shale in Michigan. Other Americas is consistd of Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, and Venezuela. Net oil-equivalent production from these countries averaged 230,000 barrels per day during 2012, including the Companys share of synthetic oil production.

Chevrons interests in oil sands projects and shale acreage in Alberta, shale acreage and an LNG project in British Columbia, exploration, development and production projects offshore in the Atlantic region, and exploration and discovered resource interests in the Beaufort Sea region of the Northwest Territories. Average net oil-equivalent production during 2012, was 69,000 barrels per day, consisted of 25,000 barrels of crude oil, four million cubic feet of natural gas and 43,000 barrels of synthetic oil from oil sands. During 2012, the Company held a 20% non-operated working interest in the Athabasca Oil Sands Project (AOSP). In February 2013, Chevron acquired a 50%-owned and operated interest in the Kitimat LNG project and proposed Pacific Trail Pipeline, and a 50% non-operated working interest in 644,000 total acres in the Horn River and Liard shale gas basins in British Colombia; 26.9% non-operated working interest in the Hib! ernia Fie! ld and a 23.6 non-operated working interest in the unitized Hibernia Southern Extension (HSE) offshore Atlantic Canada, and 26.6% non-operated working interest in the heavy-oil Hebron Field, also offshore Atlantic Canada.

In December 2012, Chevron relinquished its 29.2% non-operated working interest in Exploration License 2007/26, which includes Block 4 offshore West Greenland. The Company holds operated interests in four concessions in the Neuquen Basin. Working interests range from 18.8% to 100%. In 2012, the net oil-equivalent production averaged 22,000 barrels per day, consisted of 21,000 barrels of crude oil and four million cubic feet of natural gas. During 2012, two exploratory wells targeting shale gas and tight oil resources were drilled in the Vaca Muerta formation in the El Trapial concession. Chevron holds working interests in three deepwater fields in the Campos Basin: Frade (51.7%-owned and operated), Papa-Terra and Maromba (37.5% and 30% non-operated working interests, respectively). Net oil-equivalent production in 2012 averaged 6,000 barrels per day, consisted of 6,000 barrels of crude oil and two million cubic feet of natural gas.

In Africa, the Company is engaged in upstream activities in Angola, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Liberia, Morocco, Nigeria, Republic of the Congo, Sierra Leone and South Africa. Net oil-equivalent production in Africa averaged 451,000 barrels per day during 2012. In Asia, the Company is engaged in upstream activities in Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, Myanmar, the Partitioned Zone located between Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, the Philippines, Russia, Thailand, and Vietnam. During 2012, net oil-equivalent production averaged 1,061,000 barrels per day. In Australia, the Companys upstream efforts are concentrated off the northwest coast. During 2012, the average net oil-equivalent production from Australia was 99,000 barrels per day. In Europe, the Company is engag! ed in ups! tream activities in Bulgaria, Denmark, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Ukraine and the United Kingdom. Net oil-equivalent production in Europe averaged 114,000 barrels per day during 2012.

Downstream

The Company markets petroleum products under the principal brands of Chevron, Texaco and Caltex worldwide. In the United States, the Company markets under the Chevron and Texaco brands. During 2012, the Company supplied directly or through retailers and marketers approximately 8,060 Chevron- and Texaco-branded motor vehicle service stations, primarily in the southern and western states. Approximately 470 of these outlets are company-owned or -leased stations. Outside the United States, the Company supplied directly or through retailers and marketers approximately 8,700 branded service stations, including affiliates. In British Columbia, Canada, the Company markets under the Chevron brand. The Company markets in Latin America and the Caribbean using the Texaco brand. In the Asia-Pacific region, southern Africa, Egypt and Pakistan, the Company uses the Caltex brand. The Company also operates through affiliates under various brand names. In South Korea, the Company operates through its 50%-owned affiliate, GS Caltex, and in Australia through its 50%-owned affiliate, Caltex Australia Limited.

The Company owns a 50% interest in its Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC (CPChem) affiliate. During 2012, CPChem owned or had joint-venture interests in 36 manufacturing facilities and two research development centers worldwide. The Companys Oronite brand lubricant and fuel additives business is a developer, manufacturer and marketer of performance additives for lubricating oils and fuels. The Company owns and operates facilities in Brazil, France, Japan, the Netherlands, Singapore and the United States and has interests in facilities in India and Mexico. Oronite lubricant additives are blended into refined base oil to produce finished lubricant packages us! ed primar! ily in engine applications, such as passenger car, heavy-duty diesel, marine, locomotive and motorcycle engines.

Transportation

The Company owns and operates a network of crude oil, refined product, chemical, natural gas liquid and natural gas pipelines and other infrastructure assets in the United States. The Company also has direct and indirect interests in other the United States and international pipelines. All tankers in the Companys controlled seagoing fleet were utilized during 2012. During 2012, the Company had 51 deep-sea vessels chartered on a voyage basis, or for a period of less than one year. The Companys the United States-flagged fleet is engaged primarily in transporting refined products between the Gulf Coast and the East Coast and from California refineries to terminals on the West Coast and in Alaska and Hawaii. The foreign-flagged vessels are engaged primarily in transporting crude oil from the Middle East, Southeast Asia, the Black Sea, South America, Mexico and West Africa to ports in the United States, Europe, Australia and Asia. The Companys foreign-flagged vessels also transport refined products to and from various locations worldwide.

Other Businesses

During 2012, the Company completed the sale of its Kemmerer, Wyoming, surface coal mine and the sale of its 50% interest in Youngs Creek Mining Company, LLC, which was formed to develop a coal mine in northern Wyoming.Chevron also owns and operates the Questa molybdenum mine in New Mexico. During 2012, it had 160 million tons of proven and probable coal reserves in the United States, including reserves of low-sulfur coal. The Companys Global Power Company manages interests in 11 power assets with a total operating capacity of more than 2,200 megawatts, primarily through joint ventures in the United States and Asia. Chevron Energy Solutions (CES) completed several public sector programs, including a microgrid at the Santa Rita jail in Alameda County, and renewable and e! fficiency! programs for Huntington Beach City School District, South San Francisco Unified School District and Union City, all in California, plus Rootstown Local School District in Ohio. The Companys energy technology organization supports Chevrons upstream and downstream businesses by providing technology, services and competency development in earth sciences; reservoir and production engineering; drilling and completions; facilities engineering; manufacturing; process technology; catalysis; technical computing, and health, environment and safety disciplines.

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Last month, Chevron (NYSE: CVX) unveiled plans to acquire Anadarko Petroleum (NYSE: APC) for $33 billion in cash and stock. Anadarko execs signed on the dotted line, agreeing to a $1 billion breakup fee should the deal be scuttled for any reason. That was a mistake, particularly knowing there was another interested suitor.

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    Or Icahn could be playing the long game, knowing that major oil producers are eyeing the Permian Basin as a long-term source of crude oil. It would be an ideal acquisition target for Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM) or Chevron Corp. (NYSE: CVX) in the future.

Top 5 Energy Stocks To Buy For 2021: Marathon Petroleum Corporation(MPC)

Marathon Petroleum Corporation, incorporated on November 9, 2009, is engaged in petroleum product refining, marketing, retail and transportation businesses in the United States and the east of the Mississippi. The Company’s segments include Refining & Marketing, Speedway, and Midstream. Refining & Marketing segment refines crude oil and other feedstocks at its refineries in the Gulf Coast and Midwest regions of the United States, purchases ethanol and refined products for resale and distributes refined products, through various means, including barges, terminals and trucks that it owns or operates. It sells refined products to wholesale marketing customers domestically and internationally, buyers on the spot market, its Speedway business segment and to independent entrepreneurs operating Marathon retail outlets.

The Company has approximately 5,400 miles of crude oil and products pipelines that its owns, leases or which it has an ownership interest; ownership interest in Southern Access Extension (SAX) pipeline; approximately 20 owned or leased inland towboats and over 220 owned or leased inland barges, and ownership interest in a blue water joint venture with Crowley Maritime Corporation. The Company has approximately 60 owned and operated light product terminals with approximately 20 million barrels of storage capacity and over 190 loading lanes; over 20 owned and operated asphalt terminals with approximately four million barrels of storage capacity and over 70 loading lanes; a leased and two non-operated, partially-owned light product terminals; over 2,210 owned or leased railcars; over 60 million barrels of tank and cavern storage capacity at its refineries; over 30 rail and 30 truck loading racks at its refineries; over seven owned and 11 non-owned docks at its refineries; condensate splitters at its Canton and Catlettsburg refineries, and approximately 20 billion gallons of fuels distribution.

Refining & Marketing

The Company owns and operates approximately ! seven refineries in the Gulf Coast and Midwest regions of the United States with an aggregate crude oil refining capacity of 1,794 million barrels per calender day (mbpcd). The Company’s refineries process approximately 1,710 mbpd of crude oil and 180 mbpd of other charge and blendstocks. Its refineries include crude oil atmospheric and vacuum distillation, fluid catalytic cracking, hydrocracking, catalytic reforming, coking, desulfurization and sulfur recovery units. The refineries process a range of condensate, light and heavy crude oils purchased from various domestic and foreign suppliers. It produces a range of refined products, ranging from transportation fuels, such as reformulated gasolines, blend-grade gasolines intended for blending with ethanol and ultra-low sulfur diesel (ULSD) fuel, to heavy fuel oil and asphalt. Additionally, it manufactures aromatics, propane, propylene and sulfur. Its Garyville, Louisiana refinery is located along the Mississippi River in southeastern Louisiana between New Orleans and Baton Rouge. The Garyville refinery is configured to process a range of crude oils into gasoline, distillates, fuel-grade coke, asphalt, polymer-grade propylene, propane, slurry, sulfur and dry gas.

The Company’s Galveston Bay refinery is located on the Texas Gulf Coast approximately 30 miles southeast of Houston, Texas. The refinery can process a range of crude oils into gasoline, distillates, aromatics, heavy fuel oil, fuel-grade coke, refinery-grade propylene, sulfur and dry gas. Its Catlettsburg, Kentucky refinery is located in northeastern Kentucky on the western bank of the Big Sandy River, near the confluence with the Ohio River. The Catlettsburg refinery processes sweet and sour crude oils into gasoline, distillates, asphalt, aromatics, refinery-grade propylene and propane. Its Robinson, Illinois refinery is located in southeastern Illinois. The Robinson refinery processes sweet and sour crude oils into gasoline, distillates, propane, anode-grade coke, aromatics and slu! rry. Its ! Detroit, Michigan refinery is located in southwest Detroit. The Detroit refinery processes sweet and heavy sour crude oils into gasoline, distillates, asphalt, fuel-grade coke, chemical-grade propylene, propane, slurry and sulfur. Its Canton, Ohio refinery is located approximately 60 miles south of Cleveland, Ohio. The Canton refinery processes sweet and sour crude oils, including production from the nearby Utica Shale, into gasoline, distillates, asphalt, roofing flux, refinery-grade propylene, propane and slurry. Its Texas City, Texas refinery is located on the Texas Gulf Coast adjacent to its Galveston Bay refinery, approximately 30 miles southeast of Houston, Texas. The refinery processes light sweet crude oils into gasoline, chemical-grade propylene, propane, aromatics, slurry and dry gas.

The Company owns a biofuel production facility in Cincinnati, Ohio that produces biodiesel, glycerin and other by-products. The capacity of the plant is approximately 60 million gallons per year. The Company holds interests in ethanol production facilities in Albion, Michigan; Clymers, Indiana and Greenville, Ohio. The Company sells gasoline, gasoline blendstocks and distillates, including No. 1 and No. 2 fuel oils, jet fuel, kerosene and diesel fuel to wholesale customers, Marathon-branded independent entrepreneurs and its Speedway convenience stores and on the spot market. In addition, it sells diesel fuel and gasoline for export to international customers. It produces propane at its refineries. Propane is primarily used for home heating and cooking, as a feedstock within the petrochemical industry, for grain drying and as a fuel for trucks and other vehicles. It is a producer and marketer of feedstocks and specialty products. It produces and markets heavy residual fuel oil or related components, including slurry, at its refineries. It has refinery-based asphalt production capacity of approximately 100 mbpcd, which includes asphalt cements, polymer-modified asphalt, emulsified asphalt, industrial a! sphalts a! nd roofing flux. Its marine transportation operations includes approximately 20 owned and one leased towboat, as well as over 200 owned and 10 leased barges that transport refined products and crude oil on the Ohio, Mississippi and Illinois rivers and their tributaries and inter-coastal waterways.

Speedway

The Company’s Speedway segment sells gasoline, diesel and merchandise through convenience stores that it owns and operates under the Speedway brand. The Speedway segment sells transportation fuels and convenience products in the retail market in the Midwest, East Coast and Southeast. The Speedway convenience stores offer a range of merchandise, including prepared foods, beverages and non-food items. The Speedway segment owns approximately 100 transport trucks and over 80 trailers for the movement of gasoline and distillate.

Midstream

The Company’s Midstream segment includes the operations of MPLX LP (MPLX) and certain other related operations. MPLX transports crude oil and other feedstocks to the Company’s refineries and other locations, delivers refined products to wholesale and retail market areas, gathers, processes and transports natural gas, and transports, fractionates, stores and markets natural gas liquids (NGLs). The Company owns, leases or has ownership interests in approximately 8,400 miles of crude oil and products pipelines, of which approximately 2,900 miles are owned through its investments in MPLX. Also through its investments in MPLX, it owns approximately 5,000 miles of gas gathering and NGL pipelines and has ownership interests in over 50 gas-processing plants, over 10 NGL fractionation facilities and a condensate stabilization facility.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Several factors drove the big uptick in cash flow last year. One of the biggest drivers was the acquisition of $8.1 billion of midstream assets from refining giant Marathon Petroleum (NYSE:MPC). In addition to that, MPLX benefited from the purchase of an export terminal from a third party, as well as organic expansions of its pipelines and gathering and processing business. Those same growth drivers have helped steadily increase MPLX’s cash flow over the years, which has enabled it to consistently send more cash back to investors.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Marathon Petroleum Corp. (NYSE: MPC) is rated as Buy with a $95 price objective. This was said to be based on an assessed cash flow value of it its refining and retail segments by treating the assets as annuities after stripping out the maintenance capital plus the market value of interest in publicly traded midstream businesses. Shares of Marathon were trading down 0.5% at $64.66.

Top 5 Energy Stocks To Buy For 2021: CVR Energy Inc.(CVI)

CVR Energy, Inc. (CVR Energy), incorporated on September 25, 2006, is a holding company. The Company engages in the petroleum refining and nitrogen fertilizer manufacturing through its holdings in CVR Refining LP (CVR Refining or the Refining Partnership) and CVR Partners LP (CVR Partners or the Nitrogen Fertilizer Partnership). It operates under two business segments: petroleum (the petroleum and related businesses operated by the Refining Partnership) and nitrogen fertilizer (the nitrogen fertilizer business operated by the Nitrogen Fertilizer Partnership). The Company’s Refining Partnership is an independent petroleum refiner and marketer of transportation fuels. Its Nitrogen Fertilizer Partnership produces and markets nitrogen fertilizers in the form of urea and ammonium nitrate (UAN) and ammonia. The petroleum business consists of a coking medium-sour crude oil refinery in Coffeyville, Kansas and a crude oil refinery in Wynnewood, Oklahoma. The nitrogen fertilizer business consists of UAN and ammonia products.

Petroleum Business

The petroleum business, operated by the Refining Partnership, includes a complex full coking medium-sour crude oil refinery with a rated capacity of over 115,000 barrels per calendar day (bpcd) and a complex crude oil refinery with a rated capacity of approximately 70,000 bpcd capable of processing over 20,000 bpcd of light sour crude oil (within its rated capacity of over 70,000 bpcd). The combined crude capacity represents approximately 22% of the region’s refining capacity. Its Coffeyville refinery’s product yield include gasoline (46%), diesel fuel (primarily ultra-low sulfur diesel) (43%), and pet coke and other refined products such as natural gas liquids (NGL) (propane and butane), slurry, sulfur and gas oil (11%). The Wynnewood refinery’s product yield included gasoline (52%), diesel fuel (primarily ultra-low sulfur diesel) (36%), asphalt (5%), jet fuel (4%) and other products (3%).

The Company owns and operates a crude oil g! athering system serving Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Missouri, Colorado and Texas. The system has field offices in Bartlesville and Pauls Valley, Oklahoma and Plainville, Winfield and Iola, Kansas. The petroleum business owns a pipeline system capable of transporting approximately 170,000 bpd of crude oil from its Broome Station facility located near Caney, Kansas to its Coffeyville refinery. Crude oils sourced outside of the gathering system are delivered by common carrier pipelines into various terminals in Cushing, Oklahoma, where they are blended and then delivered to the Broome Station tank farm via a pipeline owned by Plains Pipeline L.P. (Plains). The petroleum business also has a rack marketing division supplying product through tanker trucks directly to customers located in close geographic proximity to Coffeyville, Kansas and Wynnewood, Oklahoma and to customers at throughput terminals on Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P. (Magellan) and NuStar Energy, LP’s (NuStar) refined products distribution systems. The Coffeyville refinery has the capability to process blends of various crude oil ranging from heavy sour to light sweet crude oil. The Wynnewood refinery has the capability to process blends of various crude oil ranging from medium sour to light sweet crude oil, although isobutane, gasoline components, and normal butane are also typically used.

The Company competes with Phillips 66, HollyFrontier, CHS, Valero and Flint Hills Resources.

Nitrogen Fertilizer Business

The nitrogen fertilizer business, operated by the Nitrogen Fertilizer Partnership, is a nitrogen fertilizer plant in North America that utilizes a pet coke gasification process to produce nitrogen fertilizer products, which are used primarily by farmers to manage the yield and quality of their crops. The nitrogen fertilizer facility includes a 1,300 ton-per-day ammonia unit, a 3,000 ton-per-day UAN unit and a gasifier complex having a capacity of approximately 90 million standard cubic feet per ! day of hy! drogen. The nitrogen fertilizer business’ principal products are UAN and ammonia. These products are manufactured at its facility in Coffeyville, Kansas. The nitrogen fertilizer business’ product sales are heavily weighted toward UAN and all of its products are sold on a wholesale basis. The nitrogen fertilizer business owns all of the truck and rail loading equipment at the nitrogen fertilizer facility. The nitrogen fertilizer business also utilizes over two separate UAN storage tanks, and related truck and railcar load-out facilities. Each of these facilities, located in Phillipsburg and Dartmouth, Kansas, has a UAN storage tank that has a capacity of over two million gallons, or approximately 10,000 tons. The Phillipsburg property that the terminal was constructed on is owned by a subsidiary of CVR Refining, which operates the terminal. The Dartmouth terminal is located on leased property owned by the Pawnee County Cooperative Association, which operates the terminal. The purpose of the UAN terminals is to collectively distribute approximately 40,000 tons of UAN fertilizer annually. The nitrogen fertilizer business sells UAN products to retailers and distributors. In addition, it sells ammonia to agricultural and industrial customers.

The Company competes with Agrium, Inc., Koch Nitrogen Company, LLC, Saskatchewan, Inc., CF Industries Holdings, Inc. and Terra Nitrogen Company, LP.

Advisors’ Opinion:

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Top 5 Energy Stocks To Buy For 2021: Macquarie Infrastructure Company(MIC)

Macquarie Infrastructure Company LLC, through its subsidiaries, owns, operates, and invests in infrastructure businesses that provide services to businesses and individuals primarily in the United States. It operates through four segments: International-Matex Tank Terminals (IMTT), Atlantic Aviation, Contracted Power and Energy (CP&E), and Hawaii Gas. The IMTT segment offers bulk liquid storage, handling, and other services for petroleum products, various chemicals, renewable fuels, and vegetable and animal oils at 10 marine terminals in the United States and 2 marine terminals in Canada. This segment also provides environmental emergency responses, industrial services, and waste transportation and disposal services. The Atlantic Aviation segment offers fueling and fuel-related services, aircraft parking, and hangar services to owners/operators of jet aircraft primarily in the general aviation, commercial, military, freight, and government aviation sectors at 69 airports in the United States. The CP&E segment generates electricity through renewable energy sources. As of December 31, 2014, it had interests in five solar power generating facilities with an aggregate generating capacity of 57 megawatts (MW) located in Arizona, California, and Texas; and two wind power generating facilities with an aggregate generating capacity of 203 MW located in New Mexico and Idaho. The Hawaii Gas segment engages in processing, distributing, and selling synthetic natural gas and liquefied natural gas; and distributing and selling liquefied petroleum gas to residential, commercial, hospitality, military, and wholesale customers, as well as to public sector in Oahu, Hawaii, Maui, Kauai, Molokai, and Lanai. This segments products are used in various commercial and residential applications, such as water heating, drying, cooking, emergency power generation, and decorative lighting, as well as for specialty vehicles. The company was founded in 2004 and is based in New York, New York.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    Macquarie Infrastructure Corp. (NYSE: MIC) operates a portfolio of contract power facilities, bulk liquid terminals for natural gas, jet fuel terminals, and energy power and distribution systems.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Mindexcoin (CURRENCY:MIC) traded 155.9% higher against the US dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 16:00 PM E.T. on September 30th. Mindexcoin has a market capitalization of $2.30 million and approximately $34,715.00 worth of Mindexcoin was traded on exchanges in the last day. During the last week, Mindexcoin has traded up 199.4% against the US dollar. One Mindexcoin token can currently be bought for about $0.18 or 0.00002672 BTC on exchanges including Token Store, Mercatox, LATOKEN and EtherDelta (ForkDelta).

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. boosted its stake in Macquarie Infrastructure Corp (NYSE:MIC) by 26.9% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 468,166 shares of the conglomerate’s stock after buying an additional 99,139 shares during the quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc.’s holdings in Macquarie Infrastructure were worth $19,757,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Hot Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019

First Trust Advisors LP reduced its holdings in Newfield Exploration Co. (NYSE:NFX) by 18.7% in the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 364,503 shares of the energy company’s stock after selling 83,595 shares during the period. First Trust Advisors LP’s holdings in Newfield Exploration were worth $11,026,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

Other large investors have also modified their holdings of the company. Amica Pension Fund Board of Trustees bought a new stake in Newfield Exploration during the 2nd quarter valued at about $178,000. Amica Mutual Insurance Co. bought a new stake in Newfield Exploration during the 2nd quarter valued at about $198,000. Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. lifted its holdings in Newfield Exploration by 5.4% during the 2nd quarter. Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. now owns 597,138 shares of the energy company’s stock valued at $18,063,000 after buying an additional 30,521 shares in the last quarter. Howe & Rusling Inc. lifted its holdings in Newfield Exploration by 6,961.1% during the 2nd quarter. Howe & Rusling Inc. now owns 10,521 shares of the energy company’s stock valued at $318,000 after buying an additional 10,372 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Commonwealth Equity Services LLC bought a new stake in Newfield Exploration during the 2nd quarter valued at about $218,000. 99.73% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Hot Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: Exxon Mobil Corporation(XOM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Oil and gas supermajor Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM) said Wednesday morning that it plans to raise its capital spending target over the next two years to a range of $63 billion to $65 billion, an increase of 24% over the company’s forecast at the beginning of last year. The investment will be heaviest in the company’s upstream division, where $46 billion to $48 billion in new spending is forecast.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    GE shares have lost about 14.4% of their value in 2018 and have fallen almost 50% over the past 12 months. The second-worst Dow stock so far this year is Procter & Gamble Co. (NYSE: PG), down 13%, followed by Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM), down about 9.4%, then Chevron Corp. (NYSE: CVX), down about 9.3%, and American Express Co. (NYSE: AXP), down about 7.6%.

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    Hess’s ongoing development of 550,000 acres in the Bakken Shale and its 30% interest in ExxonMobil’s (NYSE:XOM) massive 6.6 million-acre project offshore Guyana, which is forecast to begin producing in 2020, put it in a great position to profit from rising crude oil prices.

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    If you are looking for a dividend stock, using a 3% yield hurdle is a pretty low bar. There are a lot of companies that offer that level of yield without needing to take on huge risks. That said, if you’re willing to do a little digging, you can do better than that without taking on material extra risk. Three stocks yielding way more than 3% that are worth a deep dive right now are integrated energy Goliath ExxonMobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM), diversified midstream major ONEOK, Inc. (NYSE:OKE), and food giant General Mills, Inc. (NYSE:GIS).

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    Investing is vastly different when you get into your 70s and 80s than it was when you were in your 30s and 40s. The desire for growth stocks shifts to a need for reliability and income. That’s exactly what you’ll find with international energy goliath ExxonMobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) and food giant General Mills, Inc. (NYSE:GIS). Here’s why you should consider buying these two high-yield stocks today if you 70 or older.

Hot Energy Stocks To Invest In 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 Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    PDC Energy Inc (NASDAQ:PDCE) EVP Lance Lauck sold 1,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, October 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $49.09, for a total transaction of $49,090.00. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    PDC Energy (NASDAQ:PDCE) was downgraded by stock analysts at ValuEngine from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Shares of PDC Energy Inc. (NASDAQ:PDCE) lost 15.2% of their value in August, due in part to the oil and gas company’s disappointing second-quarter report.

Hot Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: EXCO Resources NL(XCO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    X-Coin (CURRENCY:XCO) traded down 1.3% against the dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 7:00 AM E.T. on July 1st. During the last week, X-Coin has traded up 37.4% against the dollar. One X-Coin coin can now be bought for $0.0088 or 0.00000137 BTC on major exchanges including Cryptopia and YoBit. X-Coin has a total market cap of $108,460.00 and approximately $881.00 worth of X-Coin was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    X-Coin (XCO) is a PoW/PoS coin that uses the SHA256 hashing algorithm. Its launch date was February 26th, 2015. X-Coin’s total supply is 12,384,976 coins. X-Coin’s official website is x-coin.info. X-Coin’s official Twitter account is @XcoinNews and its Facebook page is accessible here.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    X-Coin (CURRENCY:XCO) traded up 3% against the US dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 18:00 PM ET on August 21st. During the last week, X-Coin has traded up 3.4% against the US dollar. One X-Coin coin can currently be purchased for approximately $0.0058 or 0.00000089 BTC on major exchanges including Cryptopia and YoBit. X-Coin has a total market cap of $71,468.00 and approximately $60.00 worth of X-Coin was traded on exchanges in the last day.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    X-Coin (CURRENCY:XCO) traded down 14.7% against the dollar during the 1 day period ending at 12:00 PM Eastern on June 27th. During the last week, X-Coin has traded 22.2% lower against the dollar. One X-Coin coin can currently be purchased for about $0.0079 or 0.00000130 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges including Cryptopia and YoBit. X-Coin has a total market cap of $98,336.00 and approximately $1,753.00 worth of X-Coin was traded on exchanges in the last day.

Hot Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc.(HLX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

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    Helix Energy Solutions Group Company Profile (NYSE:HLX)

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

Hot Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: North American Energy Partners, Inc.(NOA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Media coverage about North American Construction Group (NYSE:NOA) (TSE:NOA) has trended positive recently, according to Accern. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. North American Construction Group earned a news impact score of 0.44 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the oil and gas company an impact score of 47.0166679067395 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Franks International (NYSE: NOA) and North American Construction Group (NYSE:NOA) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, risk, valuation and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    North American Construction Group (TSE:NOA) (NYSE:NOA) had its price objective boosted by Canaccord Genuity from C$11.00 to C$14.00 in a research note released on Tuesday.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    North American Construction Group (NYSE:NOA) and National Energy Services (NASDAQ:NESR) are both small-cap construction companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends and profitability.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Hot Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: Concho Resources Inc.(CXO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Crude prices in the U.S. continued their ascent today, rising nearly 3% to about $72.50 a barrel — the highest level since late 2014 — after the U.S. government reported a massive drawdown of oil storage levels. This news sent most oil stocks soaring, including Sanchez Energy (NYSE:SN) — up 12% at one point — and Concho Resources (NYSE:CXO), which rallied nearly 6% by the mid-afternoon and was one of the biggest gainers in the S&P 500. However, that rally in the oil market didn’t drive up the entire sector as CNX Midstream (NYSE:CNXM) and Mammoth Energy Services (NASDAQ:TUSK) both tumbled double-digits on the day.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    MetLife Investment Advisors LLC cut its holdings in shares of Concho Resources Inc (NYSE:CXO) by 2.2% during the 2nd quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 43,883 shares of the oil and natural gas company’s stock after selling 977 shares during the quarter. MetLife Investment Advisors LLC’s holdings in Concho Resources were worth $6,071,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Several well-respected oil CEOs have made it clear that they have no appetite for making a big acquisition, even though oil prices have improved dramatically. However, not all companies are against mergers and acquisitions (M&A). Concho Resources (NYSE:CXO) made waves earlier this year when it acquired RSP Permian (NYSE:RSPP) in a $9.5 billion deal. Concho CEO Tim Leach even saw his company’s transaction as a “roadmap for in-basin consolidation” in the Permian. While it has yet to set off an M&A boom, that doesn’t mean transaction activity won’t heat up.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Concho Resources (NYSE:CXO) was upgraded by research analysts at Goldman Sachs Group from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a report issued on Wednesday, The Fly reports.

Top 10 Energy Stocks For 2019

In a classic case of “buy the rumor and sell the news,” oil prices gave back some of their recent gains on Tuesday, falling about 2.4% after President Trump officially announced his decision to pull the U.S. out of the Iran nuclear agreement while imposing “powerful” sanctions on the country. However, crude prices had risen steadily in advance of that announcement, recently topping $70 a barrel in the U.S. under the assumption that Iranian oil exports will decline as a result of the president’s actions. Because of that, they could resume that rally as more details emerge on the extent of the sanctions.

As things stand right now, analysts anticipate that at least some Iranian oil will come off the market as a result of the sanctions. That lost output would further tighten an oil market that suddenly has little margin for error thanks to red-hot demand and tame supply growth. That’s the recipe for higher oil prices and could make top-tier U.S. oil stocks Anadarko Petroleum (NYSE:APC), Devon Energy (NYSE:DVN), and ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) big winners in the coming years.

Top 10 Energy Stocks For 2019: Williams Partners L.P.(WPZ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Analysts at Stifel Nicolaus downgraded Williams Partners L.P. (NYSE: WPZ) from Buy to Hold..

    Williams Partners shares fell 0.63 percent to close at $41.23 on Friday.

  • [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.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Williams Pipeline Partners LP (NYSE:WPZ) – US Capital Advisors decreased their Q3 2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for shares of Williams Pipeline Partners in a research note issued to investors on Monday, May 14th. US Capital Advisors analyst B. Followill now forecasts that the pipeline company will post earnings per share of $0.39 for the quarter, down from their previous forecast of $0.41. US Capital Advisors also issued estimates for Williams Pipeline Partners’ Q4 2018 earnings at $0.45 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $1.87 EPS.

Top 10 Energy Stocks For 2019: CVR Energy Inc.(CVI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Natixis Advisors L.P. bought a new stake in CVR Energy, Inc. (NYSE:CVI) in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund bought 24,807 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock, valued at approximately $750,000.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    CVR Energy (NYSE:CVI) was downgraded by equities research analysts at ValuEngine from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note issued on Wednesday.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    CVR Energy Inc. (NYSE:CVI) shares hit a new 52-week high and low during mid-day trading on Monday . The stock traded as low as $39.74 and last traded at $39.69, with a volume of 566335 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $36.81.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Top 10 Energy Stocks For 2019: Natural Gas Services Group, Inc.(NGS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of Natural Gas Services Group, Inc. (NYSE:NGS) hit a new 52-week low during mid-day trading on Tuesday . The stock traded as low as $20.41 and last traded at $20.60, with a volume of 302 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $20.93.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Natural Gas Services Group, Inc. Common Stock (NYSE:NGS) was upgraded by equities researchers at ValuEngine from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a note issued to investors on Thursday.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Top 10 Energy Stocks For 2019: Contango Oil & Gas Company(MCF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Contango Oil & Gas (NASDAQ:MCF) was downgraded by equities researchers at Seaport Global Securities from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report issued on Friday.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Fmr LLC increased its position in shares of Contango Oil & Gas (NYSEAMERICAN:MCF) by 33.5% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 3,583,039 shares of the oil and natural gas company’s stock after buying an additional 899,900 shares during the quarter. Fmr LLC owned 13.93% of Contango Oil & Gas worth $20,352,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Fondren Management LP purchased a new position in shares of Contango Oil & Gas (NYSEAMERICAN:MCF) in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The institutional investor purchased 60,000 shares of the oil and natural gas company’s stock, valued at approximately $341,000. Fondren Management LP owned 0.23% of Contango Oil & Gas as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Top 10 Energy Stocks For 2019: Murphy Oil Corporation(MUR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

  • [By 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]

    Murphy Oil Co. (NYSE:MUR) saw some unusual options trading activity on Wednesday. Stock investors purchased 1,420 put options on the company. This is an increase of 1,929% compared to the average volume of 70 put options.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    PDC Energy Inc (NASDAQ:PDCE) EVP Lance Lauck sold 1,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, October 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $49.09, for a total transaction of $49,090.00. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    In addition to supporting the growth of its parent, Noble Midstream will also assist third-party producers. One of the drivers is a partnership it formed with a private-equity-backed midstream company last year to buy the Black Diamond Gathering system in the DJ Basin. That system initially supported the production of six customers, including PDC Energy (NASDAQ:PDCE). However, the partners have gone on to expand their relationship with PDC Energy as well as recently adding a new customer into the fold, which has enhanced the system’s growth prospects.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    PDC Energy (NASDAQ:PDCE) was downgraded by stock analysts at ValuEngine from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday.

Top 10 Energy Stocks For 2019: MGE Energy Inc.(MGEE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Prudential Financial Inc. reduced its position in MGE Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:MGEE) by 18.2% during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 104,636 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after selling 23,210 shares during the period. Prudential Financial Inc.’s holdings in MGE Energy were worth $5,871,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    Utility stocks are generally considered conservative investments that reward shareholders over the long term with sizable dividends that grow slowly and steadily over time. With the S&P 500 Index’s yield hovering around 2%, the bar for yield is set pretty low today. That said, investors should think twice before jumping at utilities like UGI Corporation (NYSE:UGI), Atmos Energy Corporation (NYSE:ATO), and MGE Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:MGEE), which offer little if any yield advantage over an S&P 500 Index fund.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Danielson (NYSE: CVA) and MGE Energy (NASDAQ:MGEE) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation and risk.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    BidaskClub downgraded shares of MGE Energy (NASDAQ:MGEE) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report issued on Friday.

    Separately, ValuEngine cut shares of MGE Energy from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report on Wednesday, June 6th.

Top 10 Energy Stocks For 2019: Exxon Mobil Corporation(XOM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    Oil driller ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) is benefiting from rising oil prices and rewarding investors with dividend hikes. However, the company’s drilling-focused business hasn’t been able to sustain a high dividend in the past, cutting the payment in 2016 amid low oil prices. This suggests that dividend investors will end up disappointed if highly volatile oil prices fall again. Here are two stocks with higher yields today and strong histories of rewarding investors through good times and bad: ExxonMobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) and The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG). 

  • [By JJ Kinahan]

    The tech sector really comes into the spotlight as the week continues with Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) and Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) due after the market close Thursday, followed by a word from the energy sector Friday morning as Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX) and Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE: XOM) step forward. In a world where oil prices keep climbing, the energy stocks might draw more attention than usual.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM) traded up about 0.1%, at $80.37 in a 52-week range of $72.16 to $89.30. Over the past 12 months, Exxon stock has traded up about 5%.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Traders bought shares of Exxon Mobil Co. (NYSE:XOM) on weakness during trading hours on Tuesday. $278.39 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $138.10 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $140.29 million into the stock. Of all companies tracked, Exxon Mobil had the 5th highest net in-flow for the day. Exxon Mobil traded down ($0.12) for the day and closed at $80.19

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Here’s how share prices of the largest U.S. natural gas producers reacted to today’s report:

    Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM), the country’s largest producer of natural gas, traded up about 0.2%, at $76.43 in a 52-week range of $64.65 to $87.36. Chesapeake Energy Corp. (NYSE: CHK) traded up about 0.8%, at $2.51 in a 52-week range of $1.71 to $5.60. EOG Resources Inc. (NYSE: EOG) traded up about 0.4%, at $97.14. The 52-week range is $82.04 to $133.53.

    Furthermore, the United States Natural Gas ETF (NYSEARCA: UNG) traded down about 0.6%, at $23.04 in a 52-week range of $21.61 to $39.87.

Top 10 Energy Stocks For 2019: Eco-Stim Energy Solutions, Inc.(ESES)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Eco-Stim Energy Solutions (NASDAQ:ESES) and Quintana Energy Services (NYSE:QES) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation and risk.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Press coverage about Eco-Stim Energy Solutions (NASDAQ:ESES) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 20 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. Eco-Stim Energy Solutions earned a daily sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the oil and gas company an impact score of 47.1001025646776 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Hurricane Energy (OTCMKTS: HRCXF) and Eco-Stim Energy Solutions (NASDAQ:ESES) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and valuation.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Eco-Stim Energy Solutions (ESES)

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Top 10 Energy Stocks For 2019: Westport Innovations Inc(WPRT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Shares of Westport Fuel Systems (NASDAQ:WPRT) jumped 11.9% last month, according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence. But it wasn’t a smooth ride for shareholders.

  • [By Jason Hall]

    Furthermore, having a strong financial partner in Total to help it drive adoption of heavy-duty natural gas vehicles at this time could be a huge win. Prices of oil (and therefore diesel) have been steadily climbing over the past year, and the highly anticipated near-zero-emissions natural gas engine from Cummins (NYSE:CMI) and Westport Fuel Systems (NASDAQ:WPRT) is now being shipped to customers. 

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Westport Fuel Systems Inc (NASDAQ:WPRT) (TSE:WPRT)’s share price rose 10.3% during mid-day trading on Monday . The stock traded as high as $3.65 and last traded at $3.64. Approximately 1,445,750 shares were traded during mid-day trading, an increase of 67% from the average daily volume of 867,994 shares. The stock had previously closed at $3.30.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Westport Fuel Systems Inc (NASDAQ:WPRT) (TSE:WPRT) has earned an average rating of “Buy” from the nine analysts that are currently covering the company, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, two have assigned a hold recommendation and six have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 12-month target price among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $3.86.

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Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now: DigitalGlobe, Inc(DGI)

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Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now: InfuSystems Holdings, Inc.(INFU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

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    Several research analysts have recently issued reports on the company. Roth Capital assumed coverage on Scynexis in a research note on Tuesday, May 8th. They set a “buy” rating and a $6.00 price target for the company. Seaport Global Securities assumed coverage on Scynexis in a research note on Tuesday, April 10th. They set a “buy” rating and a $4.00 price target for the company. Zacks Investment Research raised Scynexis from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $1.25 price target for the company in a research note on Tuesday, May 8th. HC Wainwright assumed coverage on Scynexis in a research note on Monday, May 7th. They set a “buy” rating and a $5.00 price target for the company. Finally, ValuEngine raised Scynexis from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 2nd. One research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Scynexis currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $4.45.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Infusystem Holdings Inc (NYSEAMERICAN:INFU) major shareholder Meridian Ohc Partners, Lp purchased 40,548 shares of Infusystem stock in a transaction dated Monday, May 14th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $2.76 per share, for a total transaction of $111,912.48. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this link. Large shareholders that own at least 10% of a company’s shares are required to disclose their transactions with the SEC.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now: Attunity Ltd.(ATTU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Attunity Ltd (NASDAQ:ATTU) has earned an average recommendation of “Buy” from the six ratings firms that are currently covering the firm, Marketbeat reports. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The average 1 year price target among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $12.33.

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Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now: Golfsmith International Holdings Inc.(GOLF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Acushnet (NYSE:GOLF) was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a buy rating to a hold rating.

    Hudbay Minerals (NYSE:HBM) (TSE:HBM) was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a hold rating to a sell rating.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    DA Davidson reissued their hold rating on shares of Acushnet (NYSE:GOLF) in a research note published on Monday.

    A number of other research analysts have also issued reports on the stock. Morgan Stanley reiterated an overweight rating on shares of Acushnet in a report on Thursday, March 8th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Acushnet from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report on Thursday, February 8th. SunTrust Banks reiterated a buy rating and issued a $26.00 price objective on shares of Acushnet in a report on Wednesday, April 11th. Compass Point lowered shares of Acushnet from a buy rating to a neutral rating and set a $24.00 price objective for the company. in a report on Monday, March 19th. Finally, KeyCorp reiterated an overweight rating on shares of Acushnet in a report on Thursday, March 8th. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of Buy and a consensus target price of $23.40.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now: Tenaris S.A.(TS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of Tenaris (NYSE:TS) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report sent to investors on Tuesday morning.

    Other research analysts have also issued research reports about the company. Piper Jaffray set a $40.00 target price on Tenaris and gave the stock a buy rating in a research report on Saturday, March 10th. Guggenheim restated a buy rating and set a $46.00 price objective on shares of Tenaris in a research report on Friday, March 2nd. Barclays restated a buy rating and set a $41.00 price objective on shares of Tenaris in a research report on Tuesday, February 27th. Loop Capital boosted their price objective on Tenaris from $39.00 to $43.00 and gave the company a buy rating in a research report on Thursday, March 22nd. Finally, Citigroup upgraded Tenaris from a neutral rating to a buy rating and set a $43.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Wednesday, April 11th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and eleven have given a buy rating to the stock. Tenaris currently has a consensus rating of Buy and a consensus price target of $39.08.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Tenaris (NYSE:TS)’s share price reached a new 52-week high and low during trading on Thursday . The company traded as low as $40.64 and last traded at $40.38, with a volume of 99958 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $39.90.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now: ENSERVCO Corporation(ENSV)

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 Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now: Blue Nile Inc.(NILE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    News headlines about Blue Nile (NASDAQ:NILE) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 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. Blue Nile earned a news sentiment score of 0.04 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the company an impact score of 44.0484134103501 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now: Exxon Mobil Corporation(XOM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Short interest in Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM) decreased to 34.16 million shares from the previous level of 36.74 million. The stock traded at $83.39 within a 52-week range of $72.16 to $89.30.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM) traded up about 0.1%, at $77.152 in a 52-week range of $72.16 to $89.30. Over the past 12 months, Exxon stock has traded down about 7%.

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  • [By Chris Lange]

    Short interest in Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM) increased to 34.50 million shares from the previous level of 34.16 million. The stock traded at $81.71, within a 52-week range of $72.16 to $89.30.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now: Shake Shack, Inc.(SHAK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Daniel B. Kline]

    One popular “better burger” purveyor, Shake Shack (NYSE:SHAK), recently tried to take those changes a step further: At one of its New York locations, the chain went entirely cashless. Customers had the option of paying either through the Shake Shack mobile app or with plastic at an order-taking kiosk — but there was nary a live cashier to be found.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    Shake Shack’s (NYSE:SHAK) business has a lot going for it, especially when it comes to sales growth. Revenue soared 29% in the most recent quarter, which gave management confidence to reaffirm their target of opening as many as 450 locations across the U.S., up from just 100 today.

  • [By Daniel B. Kline]

    Kline:Earlier this year, I moderated a panel at the Electronic Transactions Association. One of the people on my panel was the tech guy at Shake Shack (NYSE: SHAK). I would argue that Shake Shack is a tech company. They’renot a pioneer, they’re really more looking at what other people are doing andhow they can adopt it. But the days where any company thatinteracts with people, unless your model is that you’re folksy and you don’t have technology,you have to have a technology component. Thequestion is going to be how far it goes.

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    Naysayers keep getting burned by Shake Shack (NYSE:SHAK). The fast-growing burger chain soared 18.4% last week after posting blowout financial results. The heavily shorted stock would go on to hit its highest level since the summer of 2015 on Friday.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shake Shack Inc (NYSE:SHAK) insider Tara Comonte sold 4,896 shares of Shake Shack stock in a transaction on Wednesday, June 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $64.38, for a total value of $315,204.48. Following the sale, the insider now owns 52,866 shares in the company, valued at $3,403,513.08. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now: Riverview Bancorp Inc(RVSB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Fj Capital Management LLC disclosed that they own 5.6% of Riverview Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:RVSB) in a Form 13G disclosure that was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Thursday, May 24th. The investor owns 1,273,912 shares of the stock valued at approximately $10,981,121. The reporting parties listed on the disclosure included Financial Opportunity Fund LLC, Financial Opportunity Long/Short Fund LLC, FJ Capital Management LLC and Martin S Friedman. The disclosure is available through EDGAR at this link.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Charter Financial (NASDAQ: CHFN) and Riverview Bancorp (NASDAQ:RVSB) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, profitability, risk and valuation.

Top 5 Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now

For decades, OPEC has been able to hold over our heads the threat of cripplingly-high oil prices. With +30 million barrels per day of the world’s oil production, OPEC’s ability to manipulate the price of the commodity is undeniable.

This has led to a maddening amount of our foreign policy being dictated by the only product supplied by this Middle East cartel, thus giving OPEC nations a bizarre amount of global power relative to the influence these countries would have otherwise.

Thankfully, as I’m sure you are aware, the clock is ticking on the influence OPEC holds. That’s because the transition to electric cars is now full speed ahead which should significantly lessen the world’s oil demand.

Wonderful, right?

Not so fast.

The truth is, we may be trading in one essential commodity controlling cartel for another. Perhaps one that we like even less than OPEC

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For thousands of years cobalt has been used by humans as blue coloring in glass, pottery and ceramics. In recent years cobalt has found a whole new level of popularity as a key component in the lithium-ion batteries that are used in electric cars and in batteries that capture the energy produced by renewable sources.

Top 5 Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Apache Corporation(APA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close was Apache Corp. (NYSE: APA) which rose over 5% to $41.75. The stocks 52-week range is $33.60 to $51.21. Volume was 4.8 million compared to the daily average volume of 4.4 million.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Apache Corp. (NYSE: APA) fourth-quarter results are scheduled for Thursday. The consensus forecast is for $0.22 in EPS on $1.55 billion in revenue. Shares were trading at $38.11. The consensus price target is $50.43. The 52-week range is $35.70 to $56.51.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Thanks to red-hot oil prices over the past year, oil stocks are up sharply. To give some sense of the magnitude of the rebound, the iShares U.S. Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF (NYSEMKT:IEO) — which holds more than 60 U.S.-focused oil and gas stocks — has rallied nearly 33% over the last 12 months. However, while that rising tide has lifted most boats, not all oil and gas stocks have enjoyed the oil market’s rebound. In fact, some stocks have managed to lose ground in the past year. Two of those laggards are Antero Resources (NYSE:AR) and Apache Corporation (NYSE:APA), which have declined 6% and 12%, respectively, in the last year.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Apache Corporation (NYSE: APA) is raised to Buy from Hold at Argus with a $56 price target. That competes with the Wall Street consensus target of $46.19. The 52-week trading range for the company is $33.60 to $51.21. The stock closed Friday at $42.24.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Apache Corp. (NYSE: APA) dropped about 7.3% Thursday to post a new 52-week low of $34.50. Shares closed at $37.20 on Wednesday and the stock’s 52-week high is $55.23. Volume was over 11 million, about three times the daily average of around 3.9 million. The company reported quarterly results this morning, but investors were not impressed.

Top 5 Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Dril-Quip, Inc.(DRQ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Gabelli Funds LLC grew its holdings in Dril-Quip, Inc. (NYSE:DRQ) by 4.7% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 55,500 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock after purchasing an additional 2,500 shares during the period. Gabelli Funds LLC owned about 0.15% of Dril-Quip worth $2,486,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure (NYSE: SOI) and Dril-Quip (NYSE:DRQ) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation and risk.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Dril-Quip, Inc. (NYSE:DRQ) – Stock analysts at Piper Jaffray issued their Q2 2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Dril-Quip in a research note issued on Monday, May 14th. Piper Jaffray analyst I. Macpherson anticipates that the oil and gas company will post earnings per share of ($0.11) for the quarter. Piper Jaffray currently has a “Hold” rating and a $40.00 price target on the stock. Piper Jaffray also issued estimates for Dril-Quip’s Q3 2018 earnings at ($0.08) EPS, Q4 2018 earnings at ($0.09) EPS, Q1 2019 earnings at ($0.03) EPS, Q2 2019 earnings at $0.02 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $0.08 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.08 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $0.64 EPS.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Top 5 Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Halliburton Company(HAL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE: KMB) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.71 per share on revenue of $4.60 billion.
    Halliburton Company (NYSE: HAL) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.42 per share on revenue of $5.75 billion.
    Lennox International Inc. (NYSE: LII) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.09 per share on revenue of $815.16 million.
    Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE: ALK) is projected to report quarterly loss at $0.12 per share on revenue of $1.82 billion.
    Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.35 per share on revenue of $822.15 million.
    Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: LECO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.08 per share on revenue of $729.83 million.
    Tennant Company (NYSE: TNC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.15 per share on revenue of $251.93 million.
    FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.67 per share on revenue of $3.43 billion.
    Koninklijke Philips NV (ADR) (NYSE: PHG) is estimated to report earnings for its first quarter.
    Bank of Hawaii Corporation (NYSE: BOH) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.23 per share on revenue of $162.39 million.
    Avangrid, Inc. (NYSE: AGR) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.79 per share on revenue of $1.72 billion.

     

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  • [By Taylor Muckerman]

    In this week’s episode of Industry Focus: Energy, host Sarah Priestley and analyst Taylor Muckerman go through a grab bag of questions from listeners. They explain the issues surrounding Permian Basin production, why investors might want to check out midstream company Enterprise Products Partners(NYSE:EPD), a few important things to know about oil services companies Halliburton(NYSE:HAL) and Schlumberger(NYSE:SLB), and what might become of the beleaguered offshore industry.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Haliburton Co. (NYSE: HAL) is expected to reveal its fourth-quarter results on Monday. The consensus forecast calls for $0.46 in EPS, as well as $5.63 billion in revenue. Shares were trading at $53.01 on Fridays close. The consensus price target is $55.09. The stock has a 52-week range of $38.18 to $58.78.

Top 5 Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Exxon Mobil Corporation(XOM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM) traded down about 0.6%, at $81.20 in a 52-week range of $72.16 to $89.30. Over the past 12 months, Exxon stock has traded down about 1.5%.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Here’s how share prices of the largest U.S. natural gas producers reacted to today’s report:

    Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM), the country’s largest producer of natural gas, traded down about 2.4%, at $80.21 in a 52-week range of $72.16 to $89.30. Chesapeake Energy Corp. (NYSE: CHK) traded down about 1.8%, at $4.55 in a 52-week range of $2.53 to $5.68. EOG Resources Inc. (NYSE: EOG) traded down about 2.1% to $120.38. The 52-week range is $81.99 to $128.03.

    Also, the United States Natural Gas ETF (NYSEARCA: UNG) traded up about 0.3%, at $23.99 in a 52-week range of $20.40 to $29.96.

  • [By Jason Hall, John Bromels, and Daniel Miller]

    Rising oil prices have steadily helped improve the picture for oil behemothExxonMobil Corporation(NYSE:XOM) in recent months. And while the stock price has gained about 14% over the past couple of months and pushed the dividend yield back below 4%, its current yield of 3.77% is close to the highest it has been since the mid-1990s. But though the company should have little trouble maintaining the payout and will probably continue to grow it modestly in the years ahead, there are other dividend stocks with higher yields that investors should consider.

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    Markets were mixed on Wednesday and then surged higher in afternoon trading, led by the energy sector as oil prices rose following President Trump’s withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal. Exxon Mobile (XOM) and Chevron (CVX) led the way, and the Energy Select Sector SPDR Fund  (XLE)  posted solid gains.

  • [By JJ Kinahan]

    Oil supermajors Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX) and Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE: XOM) report earnings before market open on Friday, Apr. 27. As crude oil prices have continued to climb in 2018, both stocks have gotten a couple of analyst upgrades in recent months.  

  • [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.

Top 5 Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: NGL ENERGY PARTNERS LP(NGL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Madrigal Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDGL) jumped 124.8 percent to $243.725 in reaction to an encouraging Phase 2 clinical trial update. The clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company said its liver-directed, thyroid hormone receptor called MGL-3196 showed a statistical significance in the primary endpoint of lowering liver fat at 12 weeks and also 36 weeks.
    Viking Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: VKTX) gained 63.4 percent to $8.12 after falling 4.42 percent on Wednesday.
    Takung Art Co., Ltd. (NYSE: TKAT) rose 43.3 percent to $2.9094
    vTv Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: VTVT) shares climbed 29.7 percent to $2.16 after the company reported a licensing deal with Newsoara Biopharma to rights for vTv's PDE4 Inhibitor in China and other Pacific Rim territories.
    Akers Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKER) gained 26.2 percent to $0.4109. The developer of rapid health information technologies said Wednesday afternoon it was granted a 180-day extension from the Nasdaq Stock Market to meet the requirement of a minimum $1.00 per share closing bid price for 10 straight days.
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) rose 22.2 percent to $11.6254. Genprex reported engagement of WIRB-Copernicus Group to provide clinical trial services to support Oncoprex clinical trial program.
    J.Jill, Inc. (NYSE: JILL) gained 21 percent to $7.506 after the company posted upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Urban One, Inc. (NASDAQ: UONE) gained 19.7 percent to $3.95 after rising 78.38 percent on Wednesday.
    TapImmune, Inc. (NASDAQ: TPIV) shares gained 18.5 percent to $6.03 after climbing 24.15 percent on Wednesday.
    Kirkland's, Inc. (NASDAQ: KIRK) rose 17.3 percent to $12.95 after reporting upbeat Q1 results.
    CymaBay Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBAY) shares gained 15.1 percent to $13.210.
    The Brink's Company (NYSE: BCO) climbed 14.2 percent to $77.875 as the company announced plans to acquire Dunbar Armored for $520 million in cash.
    Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEY
  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Madrigal Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDGL) rose 65.5 percent to $179.50 in pre-market trading. Madrigal Pharma disclosed that MGL-3196 achieved liver biopsy endpoints in patients with NASH at 36 weeks in Phase 2 trial.
    Viking Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: VKTX) rose 34.8 percent to $6.70 in pre-market trading after falling 4.42 percent on Wednesday.
    vTv Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: VTVT) shares rose 31.5 percent to $2.19 in pre-market trading after the company reported a licensing deal with Newsoara Biopharma to rights for vTv's PDE4 Inhibitor in China and other Pacific Rim territories.
    Curis, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRIS) shares rose 27.2 percent to $2.90 in pre-market trading after the company reported FDA Fast Track designation for CUDC-907 development in patients with relapse, refractory diffuse large B-cell lymphoma.
    Kitov Pharma Ltd (NASDAQ: KTOV) rose 16.7 percent to $2.51 in pre-market trading.
    Tilly's, Inc. (NYSE: TLYS) rose 14.7 percent to $14.00 in pre-market trading as the company reported better-than-expected earnings for its first quarter and issued a strong Q2 outlook.
    Express, Inc. (NYSE: EXPR) rose 14.3 percent to $10.49 in pre-market trading after the company reported better-than-expected results for its first quarter.
    NGL Energy Partners LP (NYSE: NGL) rose 12.8 percent to $12.10 in pre-market trading after reporting Q4 earnings beat.
    J.Jill, Inc. (NYSE: JILL) rose 11.3 percent to $6.90 in pre-market trading after the company posted upbeat quarterly earnings.
    TapImmune, Inc. (NASDAQ: TPIV) shares rose 10 percent to $5.60 in pre-market trading after climbing 24.15 percent on Wednesday.
    Frontline Ltd. (NYSE: FRO) rose 9.8 percent to $5.74 in pre-market trading after Q1 results beat estimates.
    Tech Data Corporation (NASDAQ: TECD) rose 8.8 percent to $89.65 in pre-market trading following better-than-expected Q1 earnings.
    TransEnterix, Inc. (NYSE: TRXC) shares rose 7.1 percent to $3.65 in pre-market tra
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