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An Excellent Year for Energy

By Robert Rapier on March 2, 2017

A year ago, a barrel of oil was worth something in the low $30s and natural gas prices stood below $2/MMBtu. This was the lowest natural gas price in nearly two decades, and some energy analysts seemed to be vying to make the most outrageously low prediction on future oil prices.

It was obviously a dumb time to invest in energy, right? Wrong! It was exactly the right time to invest in energy companies. It seems to be a well-kept secret, but energy was the top-performing S&P 500 sector in 2016:

Source: Select Sector SPDRs using data from Bloomberg

Now here we are a year later with oil trading above $50/bbl, and natural gas $1 higher than it was a year ago. Yet going into this week, the 5% year-to-date decline of the Energy Select Sector SPDR (XLE) made energy the worst S&P 500 sector since Jan. 1.

This is the sort of pullback that provides an opportunity. Natural gas inventories are 10% below the levels of a year ago, despite another mild winter. The outlook for oil is at least moderately bullish, with Saudi Arabia reportedly targeting $60/bbl for its crude. Historically, the Saudis usually get what they want in the oil market, and that is going to benefit some of our favorite oil producers.

Who are those? I am glad you asked. Again, a year ago this week we were advising investors to hang in there with EOG Resources (NYSE: EOG), one of our Growth Portfolio holdings in The Energy Strategist:

“EOG is probably the most efficiently-run shale oil company, but even it can’t escape the wrath of $30/bbl oil. The good news is that it still has a strong balance sheet, with a net debt-to-total capitalization ratio of 31%. Expect the balance sheet to weaken this year, but keep in mind that EOG is in far better shape than most of its shale oil competitors. The company will survive until oil prices recover, and that will be the cure to its current ills.”

EOG’s stock has climbed about 50% since then, and the company remains at the top of the heap among shale oil producers. It proved that again this week by beating analysts’ earnings expectations and showing an increase in annual free cash flow (FCF) for the fifth straight year. Strong FCF in the face of $50 oil is the sign a well-managed company, and EOG remains a favorite here. In fact, only two other stocks in our portfolios have produced better returns than EOG since we initially recommended them.

EOG is a favorite, but it’s not our #1 pick. To see all of our top recommendations, consider trying The Energy Strategist risk-free for 60 days.    

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Merrill H., a 58-year-old from New York, has collected over $3,385 so far. 

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    Lucille Layne Reply March 10, 2017 at 10:26 PM EDT

    I know the market is unpredictable, even though you convince me at times differently & that I can make money with your advice. Is there any hope for ETP? Also what is going on with TRP lately. Over 50% down with PAA for quite some time. You have a lot of new named investment groups, which may be good, but more pricey. At this time I don’t care about loosing any more money. I did agree to a special 3 mo. subscription at one time, no gains . I have been a member of Personal Finance & your other specific groups for quite some time. I’m sure I am not the only one that is trying to decide whether to take a lot of losses in different areas & get out of the market or stay in. The market has been up & that is good but most of the stocks I have, at your suggestion in the past,, CHL, KKR, & of course ARGS, SEDG. sells. I am not necessarily asking to stop my subscription, at least at this time.