Top Investment Bank: 6 Energy Stocks to Buy Now

Credit Suisse (NYSE:CS) released research today with positive notes on the following six energy plays:

  • Berry Petroleum (NYSE:BRY): The shares recently traded at $46.05, down $0.14, or 0.30%, on the day.  They have traded in a 52-week range of $24.27 to $53.46.  Its market capitalization is $2.4 billion, its trailing P/E ratio is 227.95, it earned $0.20 per share last year, and it pays a dividend of $0.30 per share.  About the company:  Berry Petroleum Company produces, explores for, and markets crude oil and natural gas. The Company’s principal reserves and producing properties are located in Kern, Los Angeles, and Ventura counties in California.
  • Whiting Petroleum (NYSE:WLL): The shares recently traded at $53.80, down $0.15, or 0.28%, on the day.  The shares have traded in a 52-week range of $36.82 to $75.91.  Its market capitalization is $6.32 billion, its trailing P/E ratio is 28.65, and it earned $1.88 per share last year.   About the company:  Whiting Petroleum Corporation is involved in oil and natural gas exploitation, acquisition, and exploration activities. The Company focuses on lower risk, long-lived oil and natural gas properties located primarily in the Gulf Coast/Permian Basin, Rocky Mountains, Michigan, and Mid-Continent regions of the United States.
  • Swift Energy (NYSE:SFY):  The shares recently traded at $33.05, down $0.21, or 0.63%, on the day.  The shares have traded in a 52-week range of $24.71 to $48.19.  The company has a market capitalization of $1.4 billion, a trailing P/E ratio of 25.56, and earned $1.29 per share last year.   About the company:  Swift Energy Company is an independent oil and gas company that explores, develops, acquires, and operates oil and gas properties. The Company focuses on United States onshore and inland water areas of the Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coast and in New Zealand on onshore areas of the Taranaki Basin.
  • Rosetta Resources (NASDAQ:ROSE):  The shares recently traded at $43.54, up $0.56, or 1.3%, on the day.  The shares have traded in a 52-week range of $18.77 to $51.32.  Its market capitalization is $2.26 billion, its trailing P/E ratio is 98.80, and it earned $0.44 per share last year.   About the company:  Rosetta Resources, Inc. is an oil and gas exploration and production company.
  • Petrohawk Energy (NYSE:HK): The shares recently traded at $22.67, down $0.43, or 1.86%, on the day.  The shares have traded in a 52-week range of $14.32 to $27.45.  The company has a market capitalization os $6.89 billion.  Its trailing P/E ratio is 217.69 and it earned $0.10 per share last year.  About the company:  Petrohawk Energy Corporation is an oil and gas company. The Company participates in the exploration and production of natural gas and crude oil. Petrohawk’s operations are currently focused in proven oil and gas producing trends primarily in South Texas, Louisiana, and Central California.
  • Kodial Oil & Gas (AMEX:KOG):  The shares recently traded at $5.28, down $0.27, or 4.86%, on the day.  The shares have traded in a 52-week range of $2.43 to $7.70.  The company has a market capitalization of $946.05 million, and lost $0.08 per share last year.  About the company: Kodiak Oil & Gas Corporation explores for oil and natural gas in the western United States. Competitors to Watch: Brigham Exploration Co. (NASDAQ:BEXP), Oasis Petroleum Inc. (NYSE:OAS), Northern Oil & Gas (AMEX:NOG), GeoResources, Inc. (NASDAQ:GEOI), Encore Energy Partners LP (NYSE:ENP), Bill Barrett Corporation (NYSE:BBG), Gasco Energy, Inc. (AMEX:GSX), Delta Petroleum Corp. (NASDAQ:DPTR), Chevron (NYSE:CVX), Chesapeake (NYSE:CHK), ExxonMobil (NYSE:XOM) and BP plc (NYSE:BP).

(Note: Selected financial data is sourced from Yahoo! Finance.  All data are assumed to be accurate.)

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