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Oil and gas stocks to buy now

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According to the Portfolio Grader database, the grades of nine oil and gas stocks are better this week. All stocks in the list that is to follow have an A (‘strong buy’) or ‘B’ (‘buy’) rating.

Chesapeake Midstream Partners

  • Moved up to a B, from last week’s C (‘hold’).
  • Chesapeake Midstream Partners owns, operates, develops, and acquires natural gas, natural gas liquids, and oil gathering systems, as well as other midstream energy assets in the US.

Diamondback Energy, Inc.

  • Up from a B last week, to an A this week.
  • Stock price has increased 3.2% over the past week.

PVR Partners, L.P.

  • Now rated B, moving up from a C last week.
  • PVR Partners owns and operates a network of natural gas pipelines and processing plants that provide gathering, transportation, compression, processing, dehydration, and related services to natural gas producers.
  • The stock’s dividend yield is 2.2%.

Carrizo Oil & Gas, Inc.

  • Moving up to an A rating, from last week’s B.
  • Carrizo Oil & Gas is involved with exploration, development, production and transportation of natural gas and oil, mainly in the US.
  • The stock’s price is now US$ 55.16, aboce the 50 day moving average of US$ 52.83.

US Energy Corp.

  • Up to a B from last week’s C rating.
  • US Energy explores oil and natural gas.


  • Up to a B rating from a C.
  • Frontline owns a fleet of large crude carriers and Suezmax tankers that transport crude oil and oil products between ports.

Advantage Oil & Gas

  • Rose from a C to a B this week.
  • Advantage Oil & Gas is engaged in oil and gas exploitation, development, acquisition and production.
  • Share price is US$ 5.86, above the 50 day moving average of US$ 5.23.

Cross Timbers Royalty

  • Rating rose from a B to an A this week.
  • Cross Timbers Royalty is an express trust in the US.
  • At US$ 32.62, the stock is above the 50 day moving average of US$ 31.03.
  • The current dividend yield is 2.5%.

Niska Gas Storage Partners

  • Rating rose to a B from a C this week.
  • Niska Gas Storage is an independent owner and operator of natural gas storage assets in North America.

Adapted from a press release by Emma McAleavey.

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