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

Now is a good time to sell these two stocks

Long-time readers know that we are constantly evaluating the stocks we recommend to see if they should remain in the Power Growth Investor newsletter.
Although most stocks have dropped in the current market downturn, we feel top-quality shares will be among the first to rebound. However,… Read More

Benefit from these key updates on your picks

NUTRIEN LTD. $44 is a buy. The company (Toronto symbol NTR; Aggressive Growth Portfolio, Resources sector; Shares o/s: 572.9 million; Market cap: $25.2 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 1.3; Dividend yield: 3.9%; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.nutrien.com) is world’s largest producer of agricultural fertilizers, shipping about 27 million tonnes annually. It… Read More

Their low debt cuts your energy risk

Oil and gas prices remain under pressure, but we still believe most investors benefit from maintaining some exposure to the industry as part of a balanced portfolio. Now more than ever, however, you should stick to producers with positive cash flow—despite low energy prices. That… Read More

This shift benefits investors

OVINTIV INC. $22.39, is a buy for the Resources sector of your portfolio. The energy producer (Toronto symbol OVV; Shares outstanding: 259.8 million; Market cap: $27.5 billion; TSINetwork Rating: Average; Dividend yield: 2.2%) is the former Encana Corp.
Shareholders and regulators recently approved Encana’s plan to become a.. Read More

IMO upgrades for investors

IMPERIAL OIL LTD. $31.75, is a buy for safety-conscious investors. The stock (Toronto symbol IMO; Shares outstanding: 764.2 million; Market cap: $23.6 billion; TSINetwork Rating: Average; Dividend yield: 2.8%; www.imperialoil.ca) lets you tap Canada’s third-largest publicly traded oil producer, after Suncor (No. 1) and Canadian Natural Resources. ExxonMobil… Read More

Its investments are set to reward you

IMPERIAL OIL LTD. $35 is still a buy for investors. The integrated oil producer (Toronto symbol IMO; Conservative Growth and Income Portfolios; Shares outstanding: 752.9 million; Market cap: $26.4 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 0.8; Dividend yield: 2.5%; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.imperialoil.ca) likely spent between $1.8 billion and $1.9 billion… Read More

These Resource picks set you up for gains

Despite persistently low oil and gas prices, you should continue to hold Resource stocks in your portfolio (as much as 15% of the total). To cut your risk, however, investors should stick with producers—like Cenovus and Encana—that have high-quality properties and low operating costs.
CENOVUS ENERGY… Read More

Here are three sells for you to act on now

Long-time readers know that we are constantly re-evaluating our stock picks for you. Here are three companies that we now feel fall short of offering you the kind of high-growth prospects TSI Power Growth Investor aims to deliver our subscribers. We now see all three as sells.
DELPHI ENERGY… Read More

Our updates keep you on top of your stocks: Pengrowth Energy, RioCan REIT and Bank of Nova Scotia

PENGROWTH ENERGY, $0.055, is a sell for our subscribers. The troubled energy producer (Toronto symbol PGF; Shares outstanding: 547.4 million; Market cap: $28.0 million; TSINetwork Rating: Speculative; No dividends paid; www.pengrowth.com) has two main properties: its Lindbergh oil sands project in Alberta, and its Groundbirch natural gas property in… Read More

IMO raises your prospects

IMPERIAL OIL LTD., $32.38, is a buy for safety-conscious investors. The stock (Toronto symbol IMO; Shares o/s: 764.2 million; Market cap: $24.2 billion; TSINetwork Rating: Average; Divd. yield: 2.7%; www.imperialoil.ca) lets you tap Canada’s third-largest publicly traded oil producer, after Suncor (No. 1) and Canadian Natural Resources. ExxonMobil… Read More

Investors will like this move

Welcome to your latest issue of Canadian Wealth Advisor! As always, we feature safety-conscious gainers ready to add to your long-term returns. Encana in undergoing change, but remains one of them.
ENCANA CORP. $5.36, is a buy for the Resources sector of your portfolio. The energy producer (Toronto symbol… Read More

This 2,358% gainer has more to offer you

FAIR ISAAC CORP. $355.62 (New York symbol FICO; TSINetwork Rating: Average) (415-472-2211; www.fairisaac.com; Shares o/s: 29.0 million; Market cap: $10.3 billion; No divd.) has returned 2,358% to our subscribers since we first recommended it in 1999. It gives you exposure to its leading FICO Scores software, which lets… Read More

Cenovus ups your dividend

CENOVUS ENERGY $11.40, is a buy. The company (Toronto symbol CVE; Shares outstanding: 1.2 billion; Market cap: $14.0 billion; TSINetwork Rating: Average; Dividend yield: 2.2%; www.cenovus.com) continues to do a good job of paying down the loans it took out in May 2017 to buy full… Read More

Cenovus rewards its investors

CENOVUS ENERGY INC., $11, is a buy. The company (Toronto symbol CVE; Conservative Growth Portfolio, Resources sector; Shares outstanding: 1.2 billion; Market cap: $13.2 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 0.6; Dividend yield: 2.3%; TSINetwork Rating: Extra Risk; www.cenovus.com) continues to do a good job paying down the loans it needed… Read More

Pengrowth may seek buyer

PENGROWTH ENERGY $0.25 (Toronto symbol PGF; Shares outstanding: 547.4 million; Market cap: $145.6 million; TSINetwork Rating: Speculative; No dividends paid; www.pengrowth.com) has two main properties: its Lindbergh oil sands project in Alberta, and its Groundbirch natural gas property in northeastern B.C.

Pengrowth produced an average of… Read More