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Power Plays: Top Trending Energy Stocks by Positive Sentiment

Jun 12, 2019

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Russell 1000 Energy Stocks Trending by 1-Month Positive Sentiment

Name Ticker Sector Industry Primary Rating Secondary Rating
Hess Corporation HES Energy Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Unattractive -
Kinder Morgan, Inc. KMI Energy Oil and Gas Storage and Transportation Neutral -
Chevron Corporation CVX Energy Integrated Oil and Gas Top Buy -
PBF Energy Inc. PBF Energy Oil and Gas Refining and Marketing Neutral -
The Williams Companies, Inc. WMB Energy Oil and Gas Storage and Transportation Neutral -
Devon Energy Corporation DVN Energy Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Top Short -
ConocoPhillips COP Energy Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Neutral -
SM Energy Company SM Energy Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Unattractive -
WPX Energy, Inc. WPX Energy Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Top Short -
Antero Resources Corporation AR Energy Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Top Short -

 

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  • Hess Corporation (HES) is the exploration and production company that develops, produces, purchases, transports, and sells crude oil, natural gas liquids, and natural gas through its Exploration & Production and Midstream business segments.
  • Hess Corporation is the top Russell 1000 energy stock trending by positive sentiment over the last month led by its strong Article Count score, which ranks second among Russell 1000 energy stocks. Additionally, Hess’ worst underlying sentiment category is Entity Sentiment, which still ranks as the sixth-best among Russell 1000 energy stocks.
     
  • Kinder Morgan, Inc. (KMI) is an energy infrastructure company based in North America that operates through its Natural Gas Pipelines, Products Pipelines, Terminals, and CO2 business segments.
  • Kinder Morgan has top 5 rankings in Event Sentiment and Article Count sub-categories, but the stock’s poor Entity Sentiment score drags its overall sentiment far lower than that of Hess.
     
  • Chevron Corporation (CVX) and its subsidiaries engage in the integration of energy, chemicals, and petroleum operations across the globe through its Upstream and Downstream business segments.
  • Chevron has fairly strong sentiment across all four of its underlying categories. Chevron is also the only “Top Buy” stock highlighted above, making it our highest conviction long idea highlighted above.
     
  • Devon Energy Corporation (DVN) is the independent energy company that engages in exploration, development, and production of oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids both in the United States and Canada. Devon Energy Corporation trades at a trailing price multiple of 27.32x, which is expensive relative to the Russell 1000 Energy Index’s trailing price multiple of 15.39x.
  • As one of the “Top Short” energy stocks highlighted above that is currently trending by positive sentiment, there could be an interesting contrarian short play on Devon Energy Corporation here.
     
  • Antero Resources Corporation (AR) is an independent oil and natural gasoline company responsible for exploring, developing, and producing natural gas, liquid gas, and oil properties across the United States. Over the last 5 years, Antero has seen its return on common equity trail off from 16.8% in FY2014 to –5.0% in FY2018.
  • Similar to Devon Energy, Antero Resources Corporation is a “Top Short” energy stock highlighted above that is trending by positive sentiment, indicating an opportunity for a contrarian short play.

 

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