Energize Your Portfolio With these 15 Energy Plays

Now that we’ve entered the 100 days of summer, it’s not just the thermometer that’s going to be climbing over the next few months. If history repeats itself, it shouldn’t take long for the prices to begin rising at the gas pump. In fact, the U.S. Energy Information Administration expects the national average price of gas to peak at $3.72 per gallon during the summer driving season. Already the current national average is at $3.66 per gallon.

Meanwhile the production of U.S. crude oil continues to gain steam, hitting an average 8.3 million barrels/day for the month of April. We haven’t seen such strong production since March 1988. Despite added pipeline capacity in the area, there is still a glut of crude oil at Cushing Oklahoma, which has put some downward pressure on prices. All the while, the natural gas business is still booming.

With all of this activity going on, there are bound to be profit opportunities so let’s take a closer look.

The energy sector gives investors a variety of options to put money into. Whether you’re interested in traditional oil and drilling companies, businesses dedicated to solar and other alternative energy sources or the corporations that provide energy equipment, there are stocks for every taste. Today I’ll share with you 15 of the highest-rated energy plays (fresh out of Portfolio Grader) on the market. You’ll also notice that each of these stocks pays at least a 3% dividend—generous dividends like this should help help tide investors over during the dog days of summer.

The 15 Highest-Rated Energy Stocks

Ticker Company Quantitative Grade Fundamental Grade My Recommendation Dividend Yield
BPL Buckeye Partners A C Strong Buy 5.6%
COP ConocoPhillips A B Strong Buy 3.5%
EMES Emerge Energy Services A B Strong Buy 4.2%
ENLK EnLink Midstream Partners A B Buy 4.7%
EPD Enterprise Products Partners A B Buy 3.8%
ERF Enerplus Corp. A B Strong Buy 4.4%
FGP Ferrellgas Partners A C Strong Buy 7.2%
NGLS Targa Resources Partners A B Strong Buy 4.5%
PBA Pembina Pipeline Corp. A B Strong Buy 4.0%
SE Spectra Energy Corp. A B Strong Buy 3.3%
STO Statoil ASA A B Strong Buy 3.7%
TCP TC Pipelines A B Strong Buy 6.2%
TOT Total SA A C Strong Buy 4.8%
VET Vermilion Energy Inc. A B Strong Buy 3.5%
WES Western Gas Partners A B Buy 3.5%


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