Top Energy Stocks To Own Right Now

Targa Resources (NYSE:TRGP) and Transportadora de Gas del Sur SA ADR Class B (NYSE:TGS) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends and risk.

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Targa Resources pays an annual dividend of $3.64 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.2%. Transportadora de Gas del Sur SA ADR Class B pays an annual dividend of $0.72 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.2%. Targa Resources pays out -846.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Transportadora de Gas del Sur SA ADR Class B pays out 67.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Targa Resources is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Top Energy Stocks To Own Right Now: Sherwin-Williams Company (SHW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    Today, I’m taking a look at three of the biggest outperformers in the period — Sherwin Williams (NYSE:SHW), lululemon atheletica (NASDAQ:LULU), and MercadoLibre (NASDAQ:MELI) — which each grew by at least 700% over the past decade.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    News articles about Sherwin-Williams (NYSE:SHW) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than 20 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. Sherwin-Williams earned a media sentiment score of 0.23 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the specialty chemicals company an impact score of 46.7658649972856 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Top Energy Stocks To Own Right Now: Bruker Corporation(BRKR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of Bruker Co. (NASDAQ:BRKR) have received a consensus rating of “Hold” from the twelve brokerages that are presently covering the company, MarketBeat reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, seven have given a hold recommendation and three have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 12-month price target among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $33.11.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Bruker Co. (NASDAQ:BRKR) – Jefferies Financial Group lowered their Q1 2019 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Bruker in a research report issued on Tuesday, February 12th. Jefferies Financial Group analyst B. Couillard now expects that the medical research company will earn $0.24 per share for the quarter, down from their previous forecast of $0.28. Jefferies Financial Group also issued estimates for Bruker’s Q3 2019 earnings at $0.42 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.60 EPS, FY2019 earnings at $1.58 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $1.75 EPS.

Top Energy Stocks To Own Right Now: First Industrial Realty Trust, Inc.(FR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Exane Derivatives acquired a new position in shares of First Industrial Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:FR) during the second quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor acquired 8,629 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock, valued at approximately $288,000.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    First Industrial Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:FR) declared a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, August 7th, Zacks reports. Shareholders of record on Friday, September 28th will be given a dividend of 0.218 per share by the real estate investment trust on Monday, October 15th. This represents a $0.87 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.74%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, September 27th.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Media stories about First Industrial Realty Trust (NYSE:FR) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. First Industrial Realty Trust earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 47.0893315038895 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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