Top 10 Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now

Data on initial jobless claims for the latest week will be released at 8:30 a.m. ET. Analysts expect jobless claims rising to 344,000 for the September 4 week from 340,000 in the previous week. The Census Bureau quarterly services survey report for the second quarter is scheduled for release at 10:00 a.m. ET. The Energy Information Administration’s weekly report on natural gas stocks in underground storage is scheduled for release at 10:30 a.m. ET. The EIA’s weekly report on petroleum inventories will be released at 11:00 a.m. ET. Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago President Charles Evans is set to speak at 11:05 a.m. ET. Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President Mary Daly will speak at 11:05 a.m. ET. The Treasury is set to auction 4-and 8-week bills at 11:30 a.m. ET. Dallas Fed President Robert Kaplan is set to speak at 12:00 p.m. ET. Federal Reserve Governor Michelle Bowman will speak at 1:00 p.m. ET. The Treasury will auction 30-year bonds at 1:00 p.m. ET. Federal Reserve Bank of New York President John Williams is set to speak at 2:00 p.m. ET. Federal Reserve Bank of Boston President Eric Rosengren will speak at 4:25 p.m. ET.

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Top 10 Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: EXCO Resources NL(XCO)

EXCO Resources, Inc., an independent oil and natural gas company, engages in the acquisition, exploration, exploitation, development, and production of onshore oil and natural gas properties with a focus on shale resource plays in the United States. The company holds interests in approximately 83,800 net acres located in the Haynesville and Bossier shales of East Texas and North Louisiana; approximately 65,800 net acres situated in the Eagle Ford shale of South Texas; and approximately 137,400 net acres of prospective area located in the Marcellus shale of the Appalachian basin. As of December 31, 2015, it had proved reserves of approximately 907.3 billion cubic feet equivalent of oil and gas; and operated 6,380 gross wells. The company was founded in 1955 and is based in Dallas, Texas.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Acadian Asset Management LLC lessened its stake in shares of Profire Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:PFIE) by 13.4% during the 4th quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 226,579 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock after selling 34,956 shares during the quarter. Acadian Asset Management LLC owned approximately 0.47% of Profire Energy worth $328,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Profire Energy (NASDAQ:PFIE)’s stock had its “buy” rating restated by equities researchers at Maxim Group in a research report issued to clients and investors on Friday. They currently have a $7.00 price target on the oil and gas company’s stock. Maxim Group’s price target would suggest a potential upside of 114.07% from the stock’s previous close.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Profire Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:PFIE) was the recipient of a large growth in short interest in June. As of June 29th, there was short interest totalling 3,602,194 shares, a growth of 696.7% from the June 15th total of 452,167 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 1,769,785 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 2.0 days. Currently, 10.9% of the shares of the stock are sold short.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of Profire Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:PFIE) gapped down before the market opened on Friday . The stock had previously closed at $3.20, but opened at $3.80. Profire Energy shares last traded at $3.38, with a volume of 4662724 shares traded.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: Murphy Oil Corporation(MUR)

Murphy Oil Corporation is a worldwide oil and gas exploration and production company. As used in this report, the terms Murphy, Murphy Oil, we, our, its and Company may refer to Murphy Oil Corporation or any one or more of its consolidated subsidiaries.

The Company was originally incorporated in Louisiana in 1950 as Murphy Corporation. It was reincorporated in Delaware in 1964, at which time it adopted the name Murphy Oil Corporation, and was reorganized in 1983 to operate primarily as a holding company of its various businesses. For reporting purposes, Murphy’s exploration and production activities are subdivided into four geographic segments, including the United States, Canada, Malaysia and all other countries. Additionally, “Corporate” activities include interest income, interest expense, foreign exchange effects and administrative costs not allocated to the segments. The Company’s corporate headquarters are located in El Dorado, Arkansas.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [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 Max Byerly]

    Shares of Murphy Oil Co. (NYSE:MUR) have earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the thirteen ratings firms that are currently covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year price target among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $33.11.

  • [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 Joseph Griffin]

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Top 10 Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: Hess Midstream LP(HESM)

Hess Midstream LP owns, develops, operates, and acquires midstream assets. The company operates through three segments: Gathering; Processing and Storage; and Terminaling and Export. The Gathering segment owns natural gas gathering and crude oil gathering systems; and produced water gathering and disposal facilities. Its gathering systems consists of approximately 1,350 miles of high and low pressure natural gas and natural gas liquids gathering pipelines with capacity of approximately 450 million cubic feet per day; and crude oil gathering system comprises approximately 550 miles of crude oil gathering pipelines. The Processing and Storage segment comprises Tioga Gas Plant, a natural gas processing and fractionation plant located in Tioga, North Dakota; a 50% interest in the Little Missouri 4 gas processing plant located in south of the Missouri River in McKenzie County, North Dakota; and Mentor Storage Terminal, a propane storage cavern and rail, and truck loading and unloading facility located in Mentor, Minnesota. The Terminaling and Export segment owns Ramberg terminal facility; Tioga rail terminal; and crude oil rail cars, as well as Johnson's Corner Header System, a crude oil pipeline header system. Hess Midstream LP was founded in 2014 and is based in Houston, Texas.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Travis Hoium, Matthew DiLallo, and Todd Campbell]

    We asked three of our Foolish contributors for their top dividends today and Phillips 66 Partners (NYSE:PSXP), Las Vegas Sands (NYSE:LVS), and Hess Midstream Partners (NYSE:HESM) were at the top of the list. And these are very different dividends indeed. 

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    In the past, Hess’ growth was hamstrung by mature assets that provided stable production but little opportunity for upside. That’s changing. Hess is selling slow-growth assets, and last year it created Hess Midstream Partners (NYSE:HESM), a master limited partnership it maintains an ownership stake in that controls Hess midstream assets in the Bakken shale. 

  • [By Todd Campbell, Chris Neiger, and Sean Williams]

    Although there’s no way to completely protect yourself from the risk that a company falls on tough times, focusing on companies with catalysts that support dividend payments may improve the odds of picking winners instead of losers. With that in mind, our Motley Fool investors scoured the universe of dividend paying stocks for companies that pay a high yield they think is sustainable. They settled on Hess Midstream Partners (NYSE:HESM), AT & T (NYSE:T), and Alliance Resource Partners (NASDAQ:ARLP). Are these top stocks to consider buying now?

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: Shell Midstream Partners, L.P.(SHLX)

Shell Midstream Partners, L.P. owns, operates, develops, and acquires pipelines and other midstream assets in the United States. The company owns interests in four crude oil pipeline systems and two refined products pipeline systems, as well as a crude tank storage and terminal system. Its crude oil pipeline systems include approximately 350 miles of Zydeco pipeline system from Houston to St. James and Clovelly, Louisiana; and Mars pipeline system originating approximately 95 miles offshore in the deepwater Mississippi Canyon and in salt dome caverns in Clovelly, Louisiana. The company’s refined products pipeline systems consist of 158-mile Bengal pipeline system connecting four refineries in southern Louisiana to long-haul transportation pipelines; and approximately 5,500 miles of pipeline connecting refineries along the Gulf Coast to approximately 265 marketing terminals between Houston, Texas and Linden, New Jersey. Shell Midstream Partners GP LLC serves as the general partner of Shell Midstream Partners, L.P. The company was founded in 2014 and is based in Houston, Texas. Shell Midstream Partners, L.P. is a subsidiary of Shell Midstream LP Holdings LLC.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of Ion Geophysical Corp (NYSE:IO) have earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the six analysts that are currently covering the stock, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year target price among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $35.00.

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    Small cap ION Geophysical Corporation (NYSE: IO) jumped 24.92% yesterday after earnings and appears to have finally undergone a reversal near the end of December as the Company seeks new markets beyond oil and gas plus achieve clarity on an ongoing lawsuit.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: MPLX LP(MPLX)

MPLX LP owns, operates, develops, and acquires pipelines and other midstream assets related to the transportation and storage of crude oil, refined product, and other hydrocarbon-based products in the United States. As of December 31, 2014, the company owned a 99.5% interest in an entity, which in turn collectively owned and operated a network of pipeline systems that include approximately 1,004 miles of common carrier crude oil pipelines; and approximately 1,902 miles of common carrier product pipelines in 9 states. It also holds a 100% interest in butane cavern located in Neal, West Virginia with approximately 1 million barrels of storage capacity. In addition, the company operates crude oil and product pipelines owned by third parties. MPLX GP LLC acts as the general partner of MPLX LP. The company was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in Findlay, Ohio. MPLX LP is a subsidiary of Marathon Petroleum Corporation.

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