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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Energy Stocks Library Archives

Use these updates to enhance your returns: Apache Corp., Yum China Holdings Inc. and HP Enterprise Co.

APACHE CORP. $14 is still a hold, but only for aggressive investors. The company (New York symbol APA; Aggressive Growth Portfolio, Resources sector; Shares outstanding: 377.4 million; Market cap: $5.3 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 1.1; Dividend yield: 0.7%; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.apachecorp.com) produces oil and natural gas from properties… Read More

You need to keep some exposure to oil

We continue to recommend you maintain some exposure to oil stocks as part of the Resources portion of your overall portfolio. The four oil producers we analyze below still have substantial reserves; they’re also doing a good job of cutting their costs. That puts them… Read More

Cenovus buys Husky

CENOVUS ENERGY, $4.78, remains a buy for patient investors. The company (Toronto symbol CVE; Shares outstanding: 1.2 billion; Market cap: $5. billion; TSINetwork Rating: Average; No dividends paid; www.cenovus.com) has agreed to acquire rival oil producer Husky Energy Inc. (Toronto symbol HSE) for $3.8 billion… Read More

Devon makes a key acquisition

DEVON ENERGY, $8.63, is a buy. The company (New York symbol DVN; TSINetwork Rating: Extra Risk) (www.dvn.com; Shares o/s: 382.6 million; Market cap: $3.4 billion; Dividend yield: 5.1%) is a leading producer of oil and natural gas from wells in Wyoming, Texas, Oklahoma and New… Read More

Three key updates for Successful investors: Cenovus Energy Inc., Maple Leaf Foods Inc. and SNC-Lavalin Group Inc.

CENOVUS ENERGY INC. $5.15 remains a buy for patient investors. The company (Toronto symbol CVE; Conservative Growth Portfolio, Resources sector; Shares outstanding: 1.2 billion; Market cap: $6.2 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 0.4; Dividend suspended in March 2020; TSINetwork Rating: Extra Risk; www.cenovus.com) owns 100% of the Christina Lake and… Read More

Here are three key updates for your portfolio: Chevron Corp., J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. and Toyota Motor Co.

CHEVRON CORP. $72 remains a buy. The company (New York symbol CVX; Conservative Growth Portfolio, Resources sector; Shares o/s: 1.9 billion; Market cap: $136.8 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 1.2; Dividend yield: 7.2%; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.chevron.com) is the second-largest integrated oil producer in the U.S. by revenue after ExxonMobil… Read More

Crescent Point is cheap

CRESCENT POINT ENERGY $2.19 (Toronto symbol CPG; Shares o/s: 529.3 million; Market cap: $1.2 billion; TSINetwork Rating: Speculative; Dividend yield: 0.5%; www.crescentpointenergy.com) produces oil and gas in Western Canada, with a focus on its Bakken light oil development in southeastern Saskatchewan.
In the quarter ended June 30, 2020,… Read More

Summer heat gives Apache a boost

APACHE CORP. $14 is still a hold, but only for aggressive investors. The company (New York symbol APA; Aggressive Growth Portfolio, Resources sector; Shares outstanding: 377.4 million; Market cap: $5.3 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 1.1; Dividend yield: 0.7%; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.apachecorp.com) produces oil and natural gas from properties… Read More

Buy Devon & Cimarex for an energy rebound

The direction of oil and gas prices depends on a lot of things, particularly economic growth rates around the world in the wake of COVID-19. Meanwhile, though, well-established companies in the industry have taken advantage of the setback to pick up properties and employees who… Read More

These safety-conscious stocks remain buys

OVINTIV INC., $14.66, is a buy. The energy producer (Toronto symbol OVV; Shares outstanding: 259.8 million; Market cap: $3.8 billion; TSINetwork Rating: Average; Dividend yield: 3.6%) recently became a U.S. company and changed its name from Encana Corp.
A key reason for the move to the U.S. was to… Read More

Imperial is a top oil stock

IMPERIAL OIL LTD. $21.84, is a buy for safety-conscious investors. The stock (Toronto symbol IMO; Shares o/s: 734.1 million; Market cap: $16.0 billion; TSINetwork Rating: Average; Dividend yield: 4.0%; www.imperialoil.ca) lets you tap Canada’s third-largest publicly traded oil producer, after Suncor (No. 1) and Canadian Natural… Read More

Computer Modelling saves cash

COMPUTER MODELLING GROUP $5.13 is still a buy. The company (Toronto symbol CMG; TSINetwork Rating: Extra Risk) (www.cmgl.ca; Shares o/s: 80.2 million; Market cap: $419.7 million; Dividend yield: 3.9%) cut its quarterly dividend by 50%, to $0.05 a share from $0.10, with the June 2020 payment. As a.. Read More

Bonavista moves to a sell

BONAVISTA ENERGY, $0.15, is now a sell. The company (Toronto symbol BNP; Shares outstanding: 265.2 million; Market cap: $38.6 million; TSINetwork Rating: Speculative; No dividends paid; www.bonavistaenergy.com) has total debt of $844.0 million, which dwarfs its depressed market cap of $37.5 million.
But not only that, Bonavista is… Read More

Steady cash flow cuts investors’ energy risk

The global economic slowdown resulting from the coronavirus has hit some industries especially hard. That includes airlines, hotels, casinos and restaurants—and oil and gas. But unlike many of those companies, the best energy stocks for investors continue to report positive cash flow. Equally important, your… Read More