Best Energy Stocks To Buy For 2018


Data for the following companies are shown: Hess (NYSE:HES), Whiting (NYSE:WLL), Continental Resources (NYSE:CLR), XTO Energy (NYSE:XOM) , Oasis Petroleum (NYSE:OAS), Burlington Resources (NYSE:COP), Qep (NYSE:QEP), Statoil(NYSE:STO), EOG (NYSE:EOG), Marathon oil (NYSE:MRO), SM Energy (NYSE:SM), HRC (NYSE:HK), Newfield Production, Slawson Exploration, WPX Energy (NYSE:WPX), Lime Rock Ressources, Petro Hunt, Triange USA, Emerald Oil (NYSEMKT:EOX) , Enerplus (NYSE:ERF), Hunt Oil, Zavanna


IP30, which means peak month production of a well, usually expressed in barrel per day (bpd) refers to oil only here.

The official NDIC (North Dakota Industrial Commission) database lists 71 operators having drilled horizontal wells in North Dakota’s Bakken. The table below shows average IP30 values and the associated number of wells for each half year since the beginning of 2014 for all active companies which came up with at least 40 new wells with IP30 since then.

The numbers are based on sales (runs) and show barrels of oil, not boe. On the aggregate level presented her, the difference between runs and production is in the order of 1%. The reason for choosing runs is that the data of confidential wells are as up to date as the date of non confidential wells. By contrast, production data of confidential wells are published with a significant time lag. Only horizontal wells with reported completion dates are considered (currently close to 98% of all new Bakken wells).

Best Energy Stocks To Buy For 2018: Exxon Mobil Corporation(XOM)


Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Elizabeth Balboa]

    On Tuesday, Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE: XOM) announced an acquisition expected to yield about 3.4 billion barrels of oil in the Permian Basin. American soil — though desiccate of late — is seemingly rich in natural resources.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM) is set to report its second-quarter results on Friday. The analysts consensus estimates call for EPS of $0.84 and $61.92 billion in revenue. Shares of Exxon were changing hands at $80.12 at Fridays close. The consensus price target is $83.08, and the 52-week range is $79.26 to $94.29.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM) traded up about 1.23% at $85.77. The stock’s 52-week range is $73.55 to $95.55. Volume was about 15% above the daily average of around 11.1 million shares. The company had no specific news Friday.

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    Big oil stocksare some of the most recognizable companies in energy, but they won’t bring you the big-time profits you’re looking for. Instead, we’ve got “small” oil stocks that are ready to soar by double digits in 2017 while the bloated oil giants like Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM) tread water.

  • [By Jack Delaney]

    Some of the most well-known dividend aristocrats include:

    Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM) pays a dividend of $0.77, which is a yield of 3.75%. Aflac Inc. (NYSE: AFL) pays a dividend of $0.43, which is a yield of 2.32%. AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) pays a dividend of $0.49, which is a yield of 5.12%. T-Rowe Price Group Inc. (Nasdaq: TROW) pays a dividend of $0.57, which is a yield of 3.27%. Clorox Co. (NYSE: CLX) pays a dividend of $0.84, which is a yield of 2.50%.

    If you just kept the dividends, your investment would be worth $11,147. That’s a difference of only $25. So it may not seem like a big deal at first glance.

Best Energy Stocks To Buy For 2018: Bill Barrett Corporation(BBG)


Advisors’ Opinion:

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

    On Thursday, the energy sector proved to be a source of strength for the market. Leading the sector was strength from Halcon Resources Corp (NYSE: HK) and Bill Barrett Corporation (NYSE: BBG).

Best Energy Stocks To Buy For 2018: Enerplus Corporation(ERF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    Enerplus Corp. (NYSE: ERF) is a $2.1 billion oil company based in Calgary and trades on both the NYSE and Toronto Stock Exchange. ERF primarily produces crude oil in the Bakken fields in North Dakota and Western Canada.

Best Energy Stocks To Buy For 2018: Contango Oil & Gas Company(MCF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Thursday, energy shares were relative laggards, down on the day by about 0.87 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included NGL Energy Partners LP (NYSE: NGL), down 17 percent, and Contango Oil & Gas Company (NYSE: MCF), down 12 percent.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Wednesday afternoon, the energy shares surged 0.79 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Contango Oil & Gas Company (NYSE: MCF), up 13 percent, and Cenovus Energy Inc (USA) (NYSE: CVE), up 7 percent.

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