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5 Energy Stocks Picks: Hold On Tight



August 10, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: CVX , BHP , CLD

Looking for a long term hold energy stock? What about a stock you could potentially hold forever? Sounds unheard of in my opinion, but doesn’t sound bad either. Dependable stocks with potential are always a good thing. According to Investment Underground, these five energy stocks are worth the hold long term, or even forever.


"Chevron Corporation (CVX) was facing a large pollution lawsuit in the first couple months of this year. It looks like the mess is finally being cleaned up and fortunately in Chevron’s favor. This should take care of some of the bad PR that came along with the initial case. In Chevron’s 2010 highlights press release published April 25, 2011, Chevron highlighted improvements to refineries and the continuation of current projects.


Billton Ltd. (BHP) has seen some difficulties in expansion due to the current strength of the Aussie dollar. This has not concerned the company too much, though. Billton Ltd. has an effective management team producing an ROA of 17.94% and an ROE of 34.43% according to Yahoo Finance. These numbers are impressive in comparison to competitors with similar market caps. Billton Ltd. has a market cap of 45.88 billion


Cloud Peak Energy Incorporated (CLD) is a “key thermal coal player…” and is a solid investment for those interested in adding diversity to their portfolio from the coal industry. China and India continue to thrive on coal and the recent damage to Japan’s nuclear plants make a promising investment for those investors looking at the coal industry. Cloud Peak Energy successfully bid on two mines combining to produce an estimated407 million tons of coal." 


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