Interested in finding undervalued stocks in the oil & gas sector? For ideas on where to look, we ran a screen you might be interested in.
We screened the oil & gas sector for stocks that appear undervalued relative to EPS trends. Based on the theoretical assumption that if P/E is equal to a constant K, growth in EPS estimates should be matched by proportionate growth in price. When they don't match up, a mispricing may have occurred. We screened for those exhibiting this mismatch between changes in EPS estimate and price.
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Do you think these stocks should be trading higher? Use this list as a starting point for your own analysis.
1. Penn West Petroleum Ltd. (NYSE:PWE): Engages in acquiring, exploring, developing, exploiting, and holding interests in petroleum and natural gas properties and related assets in North America. Market cap at $5.14B, most recent closing price at $10.72. The EPS estimate for the company's current year increased from 0.46 to 0.51 over the last 30 days, an increase of 10.87%. This increase came during a time when the stock price changed by -7.2% (from 11.53 to 10.7 over the last 30 days).
2. TransAtlantic Petroleum Ltd. (NYSEMKT:TAT): Engages in the acquisition, development, exploration, and production of crude oil and natural gas. Market cap at $324.45M, most recent closing price at $0.88. The EPS estimate for the company's current year increased from 0.07 to 0.08 over the last 30 days, an increase of 14.29%. This increase came during a time when the stock price changed by 12.5% (from 0.8 to 0.9 over the last 30 days).
3. Atlas Pipeline Partners LP (NYSE:APL): Engages in gathering and processing natural gas. Market cap at $2.16B, most recent closing price at $33.82. The EPS estimate for the company's current year increased from 1.01 to 1.08 over the last 30 days, an increase of 6.93%. This increase came during a time when the stock price changed by 5.71% (from 31.72 to 33.53 over the last 30 days).
* EPS data sourced from Yahoo Finance, all other data sourced from Finviz.
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