Energy Stocks

What are energy stocks?

Businesses that work in the extraction, refining and delivery of energy sources such as natural gas, oil, uranium and coal, are considered energy stocks.

Resource and commodity stocks in general should make up only a limited portion of your portfolio—say less than 20% for a conservative investor or as much as 30% for an aggressive investor. And as part of that segment, energy stocks could make up, say half of that total. The rest could be fertilizer stocks, mining stocks and so on.

Oil and gas stocks have been below-average performers lately, and many investors are tempted to get out of the industry altogether. However, the energy sector can play a crucial role in your portfolio as a hedge against inflation. The low inflation rates of the past couple of decades deserve some of the blame for the poor performance of the sector. However, energy stocks will likely rebound in years to come as the global economy recovers.

  1. Invest mainly in well-established companies;
  2. Spread your money out across most if not all of the five main economic sectors (Manufacturing & Industry; Resources & Commodities; Consumer; Finance; Utilities);
  3. Downplay or avoid stocks in the broker/media limelight.

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Shawcor is set for a rebound

Shawcor is set for a rebound

Bad weather and other issues led to a 12.4% revenue drop for this company during the most-recent quarter.

However, the company continues to win new contracts and prepare for a brighter future.

SHAWCOR LTD. (Toronto symbol SCL; www.shawcor.com) makes sealants and coatings that keep oil and gas… Read More

Enjoy 5.6% yield from TC Energy

Enjoy 5.6% yield from TC Energy

New U.S. president Joe Biden recently cancelled this company’s controversial Keystone XL pipeline project but the firm’s future remains bright.

The expected cash flow from other new operations should deliver 5% to 7% annual dividend increases.

Meanwhile the stock trades at just 15.1 times forecast earnings.

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Get a 3.1% yield from ARC Resources

Get a 3.1% yield from ARC Resources

Oil and gas stocks have risen as the U.S. and other economies recover. But before prices climbed, this firm took advantage of the weakness to buy a major property at a low price.

Meanwhile the shares trade at just 4 times their forecast cash flow… Read More

Get a 3.0% yield from Suncor Energy Inc.

Get a 3.0% yield from Suncor Energy Inc.

Reduced production and oil prices led to a 31.1% revenue plunge for this company during the most-recent quarter.

Meanwhile, the company cut its operating costs by $1.3 billion (or 12%) and is planning asset sales to manage the oil market drawdown. Still, investors now enjoy a.. Read More

Cenovus Energy Inc. is about to be born

Cenovus Energy Inc. is about to be born

A pending merger between two large oil and gas producers will create an entity capable of producing 750,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day as well as a 660,000 barrel a day refinery. 

The new firm will be able to cut costs significantly and compete more… Read More

Chevron Corp. yields 5.5%

Chevron Corp. yields 5.5%

Despite COVID-19 and the global economic slowdown, investors should keep some exposure to the oil industry, especially integrated firms like this one. 

This oil producer now plans to diversify its operations and cut its costs with an acquisition worth $5.5 billion. If approved, that deal should… Read More

A $575 million backlog gives ShawCor a solid future

A $575 million backlog gives ShawCor a solid future

COVID-19 and low oil prices led to a 35.4% drop in revenue for this company during the most-recent quarter.

However, oil prices are rebounding and the company is diversifying into a new business area.


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SHAWCOR LTD. (Toronto symbol SCL; www.shawcor.com) makes sealants and coatings that keep oil… Read More

Get a 5.6% yield from Imperial Oil Ltd.

Get a 5.6% yield from Imperial Oil Ltd.

This giant’s revenue, earnings and cash flow have all been impacted by COVID-19 as well as  lower oil prices.

However, the company has implemented strong cost controls and has been able to maintain its dividend for investors.

IMPERIAL OIL LTD. (Toronto symbol IMO; www.imperialoil.ca) gives you exposure… Read More

Get a 5.3% yield from Suncor Energy Inc.

Get a 5.3% yield from Suncor Energy Inc.

Planned expansion and maintenance projects should help the company increase earnings after a difficult 2020 marked by low oil prices, COVID-19, and a recent fire at one of its properties. 

A dividend cut will also help conserve cash as the company anticipates improved results in 2021… Read More

Get 11% yield from Suncor Energy Inc.

Get 11% yield from Suncor Energy Inc.

Improved sales and higher crude oil prices led to a 38.9% revenue boost for this company in its most recent quarter.

Average daily production should rise 5% due to operations upgrades and exploration.

The stock trades at just 2.1 times the company’s 2020 cash flow forecast.


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