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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