U.S. Oil Refining Stocks Ranked By Quality

Mar. 18, 2023 4:08 AM ETCVI, DINO, DK, MPC, PARR, PBF, PSX, SUN, VLO18 Comments
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  • Recent gloomy economic conditions are an opportunity to hunt bargains and position your portfolio for market beating future returns.
  • Based on valuation, profitability, and durable demand, the US refining sector is a good place to look for value and solid future returns.
  • Nine US refiners were ranked for quality using a matrix with factors including Price/Sales, Net Income Margin, Free Cash Flow Margin, Debt to Equity, Forward Yield, and Payout Ratio.
  • DINO and PBF beat out better known refiners including MPC, VLO, and PSX while DK and SUN came up last.

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