Top Recommendations from the Top Energy Analysts

We reached out to TipRanks to get a list of their top analysts in the energy sector along with their top current picks. TipRanks does not separate out energy from the broader sector of Basic Materials, so these analysts come from the Basic Materials sector with a focus on energy. Because the energy sector, along with the broader market, suffered a correction at the beginning of February, many of their selections offer a better point than first selected. 


T. J. Schultz of RBC Capital is the #1 analyst in the basic materials (encompassing energy) sector. If you copied Schultz’s ratings since 2013 and opened each position for the duration of one year, 69% of your transactions would have been profitable with an average return of 21.6%.

Best Rating

Stock: Rose Rock Midstream L.P. (RRMS)

Rating Type: Buy

Dates: Feb 05, 2016 - Feb. 5, 2017

Gain: +198.1%


Schultz’s top picks 

• Oasis Midstream Partners (OMP): Buy rating on Jan. 16. Sees stock spiking to 20% to $23 (see chart). 

• Valero Energy Partners (VLP). Buy rating on Jan. 16. Sees stock up 38% to $63.

• Targa Resources Corp. (TRGP). Buy rating on Jan. 16. Sees stock up 23% to $60.


 

Elvira Scotto of RBC Capital is the #2 rated analyst in the basic materials sector. If you copied Elvira Scotto’s ratings since 2011 and opened each position for the duration of one year, 70% of your transactions would have been profitable with an average return of 25.3%.

Best Rating

Stock: Targa Resources Corp. (TRGP)

Rating Type: Buy

Dates: Jan 15, 2016 - Jan. 15, 2017

Gain: +278.8%


Scotto’s top picks 

• Spectra Energy Partners (SEP). Buy rating on Jan. 24. Sees stock up 23% to $53 (see chart). 

• SemGroup (SEMG). Buy rating on Jan. 21. Sees stock up 17% to $35.

• Energy Transfer Partners (ETP). Buy rating on Jan. 16. Sees stock up 20% to $24.

 

Faisel Khan of Citigroup is the #18 rated analyst in the basic materials sector. If you copied Khan’s ratings since 2009 and opened each position for the duration of one year, 70% of your transactions would have been profitable with an average return of 16.5%.

Best Rating 

Stock: Targa Resources Corp. (TRGP)

Rating Type: Buy

Dates: March 15, 2016 - March 15, 2017

Gain: +121.5%


Khan Top Picks 

• Tallgrass Energy (TEP). Buy rating on Jan. 9 (upgraded). Sees stock up 10% to $51 (see chart).

• Andeavor Logistics (ANDX). Initiated coverage with buy rating on Jan. 22. Sees stock up 9% to $58.


John Bereznicki of Canaccord Genuity is the #25 rated analyst in the basic materials sector. He focuses on Canadian stocks. If you copied John Bereznicki’s ratings since 2012 and opened each position for the duration of one year, 55% of your transactions would have been profitable with an average return of 11.6%.

Best Rating

Stock: Canadian Energy (CESDF) 

Rating Type: Buy

Dates: Feb. 12, 2016 - Feb. 12, 2017

Gain: +189.5%


Bereznicki’s Top Picks 

• Total Energy Services (TOT). Buy rating on Jan. 16. Sees stock up 38% to C$19 (see chart). 

• Source Energy Services Ltd (SHLEE). Buy rating on Jan. 9. Sees stock up 42% to C$12.


 

Sam Margolin of Cowen & Co. is the #7 rated analyst in the basic materials sector. If you copied Sam Margolin’s ratings since 2010 and opened each position for the duration of one year, 74% of your transactions would have been profitable with an average return of 15.9%.

Best Rating

Stock: Delek US (DK)

Rating Type: Buy

Dates: Nov. 7, 2016 - Nov. 7, 2017

Gain: +91.1%


Margolin’s Top Picks 

• Gaslog Ltd. (GLOG). Buy rating on Jan. 3. Sees stock up 22% to $25 (see chart). 

• Chevron Corp. (CVX). Buy rating on Dec. 21. Sees stock up 25% to $160.

• Exxon Mobil (XOM). Buy rating on Jan. 19. Sees stock up 14% to $100.