Top 5 Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now

[ July 26, 2013 | Author: admin | Weather: | Mood: normal]

There’s never a shortage of losers in the stock market. Let’s take a closer look at five of this past week’s biggest sinkers.

Company

May 31

Weekly Loss

Frontline (NYSE: FRO  )

$1.86

19%

Velti (NASDAQ: VELT  )

$1.76

13%

Yingli Green Energy (NYSE: YGE  )

$2.85

11%

Portugal Telecom (NYSE: PT  )

Top 5 Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: GulfMark Offshore Inc.(GLF)

GulfMark Offshore, Inc. provides offshore marine services primarily to companies involved in the offshore exploration and production of oil and natural gas. The company?s vessels provide various services supporting the construction, positioning, and ongoing operation of offshore oil and natural gas drilling rigs and platforms, and related infrastructure. Its vessels transport drilling materials, supplies, and personnel to offshore facilities, as well as move and position drilling structures, and provide anchor handling and towing services. The company?s fleet includes anchor handling, towing, and supply vessels; fast supply vessels; platform supply vessels; specialty vessels, including towing and oil response; and small anchor handling, towing, and supply vessels. GulfMark also offers management services to other vessel owners. As of April 27, 2011, its active fleet included 74 owned vessels and 15 managed vessels. It primarily serves integrated oil and natural gas compani es, large independent oil and natural gas exploration and production companies working in international markets, and foreign government-owned or controlled oil and natural gas companies, as well as companies that provide logistics, construction, and other services to such oil and natural gas companies and foreign government organizations. The company primarily operates in the North Sea, Southeast Asia, and the Americas. GulfMark Offshore, Inc. was founded in 1996 and is based in Houston, Texas.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Brian Stoffel]

    Rising Star Jason Moser made a bold call on this small-cap energy stock. What exactly does GulfMark do? According to Jason, "[The company] helps oil and gas companies not only find and extract new supplies, but also stay safe in the process."

    Quite simply, GulfMark isn’t in the business of actually extracting oil from under the ocean floor. Instead, it focuses on "jobs such as transporting materials, supplies, and personnel, as well as positioning drilling structures," he says

    The stock is down 28% since hitting its high back on July 25, so it’s definitely worth a look.

Top 5 Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: First Solar Inc.(FSLR)

First Solar, Inc. manufactures and sells solar modules using a thin-film semiconductor technology. It also designs, constructs, and sells photovoltaic solar power systems. The company?s solar modules employ a thin layer of semiconductor material to convert sunlight into electricity. Its integrated solar power systems activities include the project development; engineering, procurement, and construction services; operating and maintenance services; and project finance. The company sells solar modules to project developers, system integrators, and operators of renewable energy projects; and solar power systems to investor owned utilities, independent power developers and producers, and commercial and industrial companies, as well as other system owners. It operates in the United States, Germany, France, Canada, and internationally. The company was formerly known as First Solar Holdings, Inc. and changed its name to First Solar, Inc. in 2006. First Solar was founded in 1999 a nd is headquartered in Tempe, Arizona.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By he Fiscal Times]

    First Solar (FSLR +7.61%) isn’t technically an energy company, but a technology business that relies on solar-generating technology to produce electricity. Its primary business is a power plant in Arizona, but it’s also investigating new opportunities in power-hungry, sunny corners of the world like India and Dubai. A combination of healthy earnings and the surprise success of another solar power infrastructure company, SolarCity (SCTY +4.48%), gave First Solar a boost and sent its share price soaring 14.4% in December alone. That wasn’t enough to erase earlier losses — First Solar ended 2012 down 8.53 percent for the year — but it marks a shift in sentiment.

Best Stocks To Buy For 2014: ATP Oil And Gas Corp (AOB)

ATP Oil & Gas Corporation, incorporated in 1991, is engaged in the acquisition, development and production of oil and natural gas properties. As of December 31, 2011, the Company had estimated net proved reserves of 118.9 Million barrels of crude oil equivalent (MMBoe), of which approximately 75.9 MMboe (64%) were in the Gulf of Mexico and 42.9 MMBoe (36%) were in the North Sea. The reserves consisted of 78.6 Million barrels (MMBbls) of oil (66%) and 241.5 billion cubic feet (Bcf) of natural gas (34%). Its proved reserves in the deepwater area of the Gulf of Mexico account for 62% of the Company

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