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Top Energy Stocks: Come and Get 'Em!



July 25, 2011 – Comments (3) | RELATED TICKERS: SDRL , XOM , ATPAQ.DL

Trying to get in on some energy stock plays? We have got some of the best picks right here. Many of these companies will probably be familiar to you if you follow the energy industry closely. But if you are a newbie, don’t worry, I’m sure you will recognize a few too! Investment Underground has compiled the “must-own” energy stocks on the market.


ATP Oil & Gas (ATPG) is an energy company that engages in the acquisition, development, and production of oil and natural gas properties in the Gulf of Mexico, the United Kingdom, and the Dutch sectors of the North Sea. It has a market cap of $796 million and a P/E of -1.97. The company reported a first quarter 2011 earnings loss of $119.55 million. The company has lost money in its last eight quarters. Also, ATP Oil & Gas has a three-year sales growth of -20%.

 Exxon Mobile (XOM) engages in the exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas and manufacture of petroleum products, as well as transportation and sale of crude oil, natural gas, and petroleum products.With a market cap of $4,411.97 billion, Exxon Mobil is one of the largest companies in the world. This is a dividend stock that has really performed. Over the last 10 years, this stock has given its shareholders an annualized return of 9.6%. The company is expected to earn $8.28 per share in 2011 and $8.85 per share in 2012. This is quite an increase from a $6.22 per share earned in 2010.

Seadrill Limited (SDRL) is an offshore drilling contractor that provides offshore drilling services to the oil and gas industries worldwide. It also offers platform drilling, well intervention, and engineering services.Seadrill Limited should benefit from the lifting of the US ban on deepwater drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. In its latest quarter, Seadrill’s profit grew 247%. In the last three quarters, profit growth has averaged 71%. In its latest quarter, sales grew 30% to $1.11 billion. The company pays hefty dividend that yields 8.7%, and has P/E ratio of 8.4."


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3 Comments – Post Your Own

#1) On July 25, 2011 at 3:42 PM, ContraryDude (39.41) wrote:

Why not add a few of these to your CAPS portfolio?

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#2) On July 25, 2011 at 5:32 PM, awallejr (39.57) wrote:

I concur in your picks and have suggested them several times over the years (well not sdrl as much since I only became aware of it this year).

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#3) On July 26, 2011 at 11:50 AM, EnvestorFirst (< 20) wrote:

You are right. Its one of those things that tends to slip my mind! This will light a little fire to get me adding stocks to my CAPS. Good peer pressure, Thanks.

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