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

Lower gas prices offset their drilling success

ARC RESOURCES $8.30 (Toronto symbol ARX; Shares outstanding: 352.1 million; Market cap: $2.9 billion; TSINetwork Rating: Speculative; Dividend yield: 7.2%; www.arcresources.com) produces oil and natural gas in Western Canada. Its average output of 136,502 barrels of oil equivalent per day is 74% natural gas and 26%… Read More

Higher spending set to boost their output

ENERPLUS CORP. $12.89 (Toronto symbol ERF; Shares outstanding: 245.3 million; Market cap: $3.1 billion; TSINetwork Rating: Speculative; Dividend yield: 0.9%) produces oil and gas from properties in Western Canada—Alberta, Saskatchewan and B.C.—as well as North Dakota and Montana. The company also has properties in the Marcellus Shale… Read More