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Why is Natural Gas Appealing? Plus 15 Appealing Energy Stocks

|Includes:A, AmeriGas Partners LP (APU), CHNG, FGP, NFG, SGU, SPH, XOM
The media has bee drowning us in natural gas talk. They must have a point! But why is natural gas so appealing all of a sudden? Don’t worry, there is a good explanation. 

 
 
 
  Company Market Cap (millions) CAPS Rating(out of 5) Watch Interest
1 AGL Resources $3,157 ***** 11.5%
2 Piedmont Natural Gas $2,225 **** 10.9%
3 China Natural Gas(Nasdaq:CHNG) $126 **** 9.4%
4 Suburban Propane Partners(NYSE: SPH) $1,981 **** 8.5%
5 AmeriGas Partners(NYSE: APU) $2,734 *** 7.4%
6 ONEOK $7,099 **** 6.7%
7 National Fuel Gas (NYSE: NFG) $6,172 **** 5.4%
8 Ferrellgas Partners(NYSE:FGP) $1,942 ** 4.6%
9 Questar $3,076 **** 3.7%
10 WGL Holdings $2,014 *** 3.7%
11 Atmos Energy $3,116 *** 3.5%
12 Nicor $2,457 *** 3.5%
13 Northwest Natural Gas $1,223 ***** 3.1%
14 Southwest Gas $1,818 *** 3.0%
15 Star Gas Partners (NYSE: SGU) $372 **** 2.6%
 
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Stocks: APU, CHNG, FGP, NFG, A, SGU, SPH, XOM