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August 2011

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Small Oil Companies Making the Best of the Bakken

August 31, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: CRED.DL , AXAS , USEG

Despite the fact that the markets have taken a bit of a down turn, this has created a great buying opportunity for investors. Various stocks working in the Bakken which is allowing for better opportunities both for the company and investors. Michael Filloon has found a few companies doing just this.  [more]

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Throwing Bows for North Pole Oil

August 31, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: USO

The North Pole has been known to hold great amount of oil, and many people have been anxious to get access to these reserves. It could be a real battle to get approved access considering the North Pole is no one necessarily owns this piece of land. Sounds like there is going to be a bit of a battle ahead, and Paul Ausick agrees.  [more]

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Best Buys For Natural Gas Boom Future

August 26, 2011 – Comments (3) | RELATED TICKERS: UNG , FCG , XOP

U.S. natural gas production has sky rocketed in the past year. Our natural gas production is leading the way and the shale boom has been a big contributor to this. Natural gas prices haven’t been too  dynamic, but the use of natural gas has definitely increased.   [more]

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Increased Oil Prices Could Bring These Stocks Back to Life

August 26, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: SUN , TSO , VLO

All of us energy investors are in high hopes that oil prices will jump back up. If oil prices do increase, there are a number of companies that would benefit from this and begin to strive. Follow My Alpha and given some details about these types of companies.  [more]

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Transocean Set For Success To $77

August 25, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: RIG

Transocean has been a stock we have been watching closely recently. They have been working hard towards success in their offshore operations. Analysts are expecting Transocean’s stock to grow to $77, and the Trefis Team explains how RIG will get there.  [more]

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Schlumberger: 5-Star Abilities

August 25, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: SLB , HAL , OII

Schlumberger has been a strong stock for some time now. It has even made our list of 2011 Oil Service Stocks. This stock just keeps on chugging along and maintaining its strength while doing so. Brian D. Pacampara explains why this stock is 5-star ranked.  [more]

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Cramer's Top Notch Energy Stocks

August 24, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: NS , LINE , COP

Jim Cramer is a highly regarded stock analyst, and many investors pay close attention to his recommendations and feedback. He often comes up with lists of stocks to choose from, and this time he has done it again. Insider Monkey has found the high dividend energy stocks that Cramer is currently swooning over.  [more]

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Linn Energy: Buffett Approved?

August 24, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: LINE

When you are looking for a solid stock pick, it helps to have one of the big wig investors favor it as well. It gives you that little bit of a confidence boost you may need to invest in a stock you have been eyeing. There are a few steps to follow when deciding whether or not a stock is Buffett worthy. Today, Ilan Moscovitz is looking at Linn Energy, and evaluating it on Buffett’s criteria.   [more]

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Forever Hold Energy Stocks

August 23, 2011 – Comments (1) | RELATED TICKERS: CLD , PTR , PSE

Energy is going to be in demand for a long time to come. We do not see this area of the market going anywhere, anytime soon. Why not invest in a market full of stocks that should be in the market for a long time to come? Each of the companies below are blowing away their competitors, and Vatalyst explains why and how they are doing this.  [more]

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Oil and Gas Stocks: Undervalued and Ready to Buy

August 23, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: GMXRQ.DL , COP , ATPAQ

Seeking some good stock deals? We have got you covered! Here are some solid and dependable stock picks and are currently priced well, and ready to be bought up!  Vatalyst has compiled all the important, need-to-know details about these stock picks.  [more]

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Energy Industry: Staying Strong This Summer

August 22, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: CHK , COG , HK.DL2

I’m sure your probably questioning the title of this post considering this summer has been a bit of a rough ride in the financial world. But let’s look at this positively. Despite this rough patch, the energy industry has kept pretty strong momentum, as well as earnings, though it all.Investopedia has the details.  [more]

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Gulf Resources Creates Hopeful Investors Despite Risk

August 22, 2011 – Comments (1) | RELATED TICKERS: GURE

Looking for a risky investment that could really pay off? Gulf Resources could be a potential pick for you. Not everyone likes to play it safe, and Gulf Resources is not necessarily a safe play. They are high risk and high reward. Sound appealing? Kevin Feeney gives the details on the potential for this risky pick.  [more]

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Oil Companies Expecting 50% Or More In Gains

August 19, 2011 – Comments (3) | RELATED TICKERS: SGY , AREX , TPLM

Its always beneficial to find stocks that are expecting big gains. 50% gains are great news for investors, and each of the following companies are expecting such gains within a year. Fast growth can be very impressive and exciting for investors. David White provides due diligence on each of these for oil companies.  [more]

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North Sea Serves Up Oil For Statoil

August 19, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: STO

Despite the bad press surrounding the North Sea and Royal Dutch Shell’s recent pipeline leak, we bring good news from the North Sea now. Statoil has made a great discovery, with BIG number predictions. William Pentland has all the nitty gritty details of Statoil’s recent discovery.  [more]

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Oil Stock To Pump Your Portfolio

August 18, 2011 – Comments (2) | RELATED TICKERS: TOT , STO , KAZ.DL2

Looking to get your portfolio in its prime for the new year? I know its a ways off, but there is nothing wrong with getting ready early, and starting your research now. If you like to plan ahead, you are not alone. Rougemont has done some great research on strong oil stocks for 2012.   [more]

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Stronger Natural Gas Drilling Rules To Come

August 18, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: UNG

There has much discussion and controversy surrounding the natural gas extraction method of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. There has been worries about water supplies and other environmental issues that can be a result of the fracking process. The Department of Energy has developed a panel for further discussion on how to improve the safety and reduce the impact of this method. Robbie Brown and Ian Urbina have compiled all the important details discussed so far by the Dept. of Energy.  [more]

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More Refiners Set For Success In 2011

August 17, 2011 – Comments (2) | RELATED TICKERS: CVI , HFC , ALJ

With the recent down turn in the market, we keep reading more about oil refiners. Oil refiners seem to have no been fazed by this down turn, and can potentially do very well for the remainder of the year. Michael Filloon has compiled some great information on oil refiner stocks you should consider.  [more]

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Natural Gas Liquids To Benefit Exxon Stock

August 17, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: XOM

Not many oil companies have taken on the approach of increasing their production of natural gas liquids. The market is still strongly focused on oil. However, Exxon Mobil has taken a strong approach to natural gas liquids, and it seems to be paying off. The Trefis Team explains how they have made NGLs work for them.  [more]

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Undervalued Energy Stocks That Are Not Uninteresting

August 16, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: WLL , BRY.DL2 , RDC

We’ve talked about PE ratio in the past, and we’re going to talk about it again. PE ratio is a great way to predict stock futures, and how the market will react to the stock down the road. Follow My Alpha has found 10 energy companies that are undervalued and expecting strong profitability. Sounds like a great combination to me.   [more]

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Low Priced Oil: Get Out Of Town

August 16, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: UNG , USO , UGA

Oil has had a rough past week, but this rough patch is only a patch and will be gone soon. Many analysts believe that oil will be right back up where it belongs before too long. Kenneth Rapozaexplains the rationale behind this and what you should be expecting to come next.  [more]

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ATPG: Sending Mixed Messages

August 15, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: ATPAQ

Every stock has its pros and cons. However, there are some stocks where the two sides are much more distinct. ATP Oil and Gas is one of those stocks. They have some negative aspects going on, but they also have some positives that create an encouraging view point for investors. Devon Shireexplains the two sides, and where he thinks ATPG will come out in the end.   [more]

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Shale Oil Companies: Current Hot Commodity

August 15, 2011 – Comments (2) | RELATED TICKERS: CLR , CHK , BHI

Shale plays have been huge this year and are just gaining in popularity. With the stock market taking a down turn, it has been a great opportunity to buy in to some stock holdings you may have not originally been interested in.  Looking long term, now is the perfect time to buy in to shale oil stocks. David Fessler explains why this is the case, and shares some of his favorite shale oil picks.  [more]

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Oil And Gas Pipeline Picks

August 12, 2011 – Comments (2) | RELATED TICKERS: ETP , BWP , WHX

We looked at exploration and production companies and oil service companies too. Can’t leave out the oil and gas pipeline stocks! These are yet another great way to expand your portfolio within the energy industry. Some of these are relatively new to TKO and may be new to you. However,Jared Cummans assures these picks are great because of the high yields.   [more]

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Suncor: Lookin' Good

August 12, 2011 – Comments (1) | RELATED TICKERS: SU

Suncor has been mentioned by the analysts lately. So what’s the deal? Are they a good stock pick or bad? Whats the story? Over all, SU looks like a pretty strong pick, and these analysts agree. Here is some research and number break downs to get a better visual of SU’s potential.  [more]

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Decreased Oil Prices And Decreased Crude. Now Decreased Profits?

August 11, 2011 – Comments (2) | RELATED TICKERS: HAL , SLB , NE

WTI has dropped below $80 in the past week. The market forecasts for many are not looking to hot at this point. With this fall in the market, a fall in the oil demand followed. How will this effect profits? Paul Ausick does a bit of analysis and research to answer this very question.   [more]

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Playing Big Oil With A Bullish Attitude

August 11, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: CVX , TOT , XOM

As a follow up to our recent article regarding the future of big oil, here is some more input on the subject. Like the previous article, many analysts are still optimistic about some big oil companies. Here are some additional big wig North American oil companies that Andrew Dominguez still has high hopes for.    [more]

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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.  [more]

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Energy Transfer Partners: Buffett Worthy

August 10, 2011 – Comments (5) | RELATED TICKERS: ETP

Finding a stock worthy of a big wig like Warren Buffett can be diamond in the rough. Energy Transfer Partners has great potential for a number of reasons. According to Ilan Moscovitz, explains why ETP would be appealing to Buffett, and why it may be on his stock picks.   [more]

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Who Benefits From $80 Oil?

August 09, 2011 – Comments (2) | RELATED TICKERS: VLO , MPC , TSO

$80 oil is not the best circumstances for energy investors and oil companies alike. However, there are some within the energy industry who could benefit from this. How exactly is this true?  Paul Ausick explains who could benefit and why.  [more]

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Big Oil, No More? Don't Jump To Conclusions

August 09, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: BP , COP

The economy and market is currently in shambles. Will the big oil model continue to dominate the market? Will it even work? All great questions, and Shelly DuBois asks them as well. She has compiled her input on the issue, and concludes big oil won’t be leaving anytime soon, and here is why.  [more]

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BP's Many Bumps In The Road

August 08, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: BP

We have said it before, and we will say it again. BP has encountered numerous issues in the past few years, and they just keep coming. They have recently seen decreased production rates due to the lack of production in the Gulf. The Trefis Team estimates their production to remain the same with a stock price of about $55. Here is their explanation.  [more]

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Shell: High Hopes For The Arctic

August 08, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: RDS-A

Shell has been working towards the approval of their offshore exploration project in the Arctic. The Department of Interior hasn’t fully approved the project yet, but is conditionally approved. If this project is OK’ed, this could be the first sign of increased offshore production. John Broder has provided all the important details.   [more]

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Gotta Have 'Em: Energy Stocks

August 05, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: APC , APA , WFT

Looking to grow your portfolio in the energy sector? There are a number of stocks that are going to be worth your while to own through 2011. Vatalyst has found 6 great energy stocks that could be great additions to your portfolio. Take a look…  [more]

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Major Drop For Oil And Natural Gas

August 05, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: BNO

There was a major drop in oil and gas prices on Wednesday. This came as a big shock to many of us, but if play appropriately could be turned into a positive. Here is some explanation as to what happened, why it happened, what what to expect from here.  [more]

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Energy ETFs: Dangerously Rated

August 04, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: QCLN , IEZ , RYE

Just like stocks, there are some ETFs you just want to avoid. There are some ETFs on the market that are listed as dangerous, and at this time, many of them are. David Trainer picks his top 5 ETFs to avoid, and explains which stocks are better options.  [more]

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Cramer Bullish On Oil and Gas Market

August 04, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: BHI , HAL , SLB

Jim Cramer is bullish on a number of different markets, oil and gas being one of them. He has given a list of the top stocks in this market and he believes investors to consider. Dr. Osman Gulseven has compiled these details and nicely summed them up for all you energy investors out there.  [more]

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Energy Funds Making The Best Of Debt Ceiling Agreement

August 03, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: VDE , IXC , IYE

So the debt ceiling issue has officially been agreed upon. What does this mean for investors and the energy industry? Well, it looks like there are a number of energy funds that have been able to use this agreement to their advantage. Paul Ausick has listed these funds, and explains how they are playing the debt ceiling.  [more]

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PetroQuest Energy: Small Cap Show Stopper

August 03, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: PQ

We like small cap stocks over here at TKO and found one worth watching. PetroQuest has definite potential in the long run, and the management is working hard to get them there. According to Isac Simon, they have potential to be the best, and here is why.   [more]

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Affordable Oil Drillers with Potential

August 02, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: DO , VTG , RIG

We have recently reported on both exploration and production companies and oil service companies. Now it is the oil drillers turn to shine. Not only do these stocks have a solid groundwork, but they are actually affordable to the average investor. Hawkinvest has chosen six stocks to watch that fit this specific criteria.   [more]

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More High Yield Energy Stocks with Your Name on Them

August 02, 2011 – Comments (2) | RELATED TICKERS: WLL , TOT , PWE

High yield stocks can pay great dividends to their investors. The energy sector is a great to put some money for safe keeping, and for high yield stocks.  [more]

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Chesapeake's Nat Gas Focus to Pop Stock

August 01, 2011 – Comments (1) | RELATED TICKERS: CHK

Chesapeake had decided to focus much of their efforts on natural gas this year. They have strong holdings in the shale plays and are utilizing natural gas in a very smart way. With natural gas prices starting to look promising, Chesapeake’s utilization of it could really pay off. The Trefis Team is predicting CHK to reach $36, and here is why.  [more]

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EOG: Putting All Their Eggs in the Shale Basket

August 01, 2011 – Comments (2) | RELATED TICKERS: EOG

EOG has gone all in on the shale plays across the U.S. They have made it the main priority and are running with the idea of shale oil and gas. Smart move? Maybe. Risky move? Possibly. Jon Birgerhas broken down the important details of EOG and their role within the shale play business.   [more]

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