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Best Oil and Gas Stocks to Buy Now (2022)
Top oil and gas stocks in 2022 ranked by overall Zen Score. See the best oil and gas stocks to buy now, according to analyst forecasts for the oil & gas e&p industry.

Industry: Oil & Gas E&P
Ticker
Company
Country
Market Cap
Shares
Institutional %
Insider %
Net Insider (L12M)
Net Insider (L3M)
CDEV
CENTENNIAL RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT INC
United States
$1.97B285,059,25526.10%73.90%Net SellingNet Selling
TPL
TEXAS PACIFIC LAND CORP
United States
$12.81B7,722,37157.06%26.72%Net BuyingNet Buying
PDCE
PDC ENERGY INC
United States
$5.91B96,307,10895.96%2.37%Net SellingNet Selling
BSM
BLACK STONE MINERALS LP
United States
$3.32B224,112,95615.02%27.25%Net SellingNet Buying
VIST
VISTA ENERGY SAB DE CV
Mexico
$787.58M88,491,74523.12%0.00%
PXD
PIONEER NATURAL RESOURCES CO
United States
$54.68B238,666,95489.80%1.12%Net SellingNet Selling
EOG
EOG RESOURCES INC
United States
$65.88B586,044,52286.79%1.01%Net SellingNet Buying
FANG
DIAMONDBACK ENERGY INC
United States
$21.78B173,441,06189.68%7.97%Net SellingNet Selling
ESTE
EARTHSTONE ENERGY INC
United States
$2.03B138,704,28926.27%73.73%Net SellingNet Selling
MXC
MEXCO ENERGY CORP
United States
$38.69M2,149,4167.93%63.91%Net Selling
EGY
VAALCO ENERGY INC
United States
$293.57M59,068,10559.46%19.99%Net SellingNet Selling
EPSN
EPSILON ENERGY LTD
United States
$156.69M22,975,51238.82%61.18%Net SellingNet Selling
MGY
MAGNOLIA OIL & GAS CORP
United States
$4.89B217,564,21360.56%39.44%Net SellingNet Selling
SD
SANDRIDGE ENERGY INC
United States
$698.46M36,741,82468.09%1.29%Net SellingNet Selling
CTRA
COTERRA ENERGY INC
United States
$23.22B795,595,17791.81%2.41%Net SellingNet Selling
TGA
TRANSGLOBE ENERGY CORP
Canada
$236.57M72,790,00025.74%0.00%
DMLP
DORCHESTER MINERALS LP
United States
$1.06B37,554,77420.03%14.45%Net BuyingNet Buying
HPK
HIGHPEAK ENERGY INC
United States
$2.15B109,226,6916.74%86.60%Net BuyingNet Buying
LPI
LAREDO PETROLEUM INC
United States
$1.12B17,104,04910.04%89.96%Net SellingNet Selling
GPRK
GEOPARK LTD
Chile
$813.82M60,238,02635.19%8.00%
BRN
BARNWELL INDUSTRIES INC
United States
$29.07M9,956,68714.01%76.22%Net BuyingNet Buying
MUR
MURPHY OIL CORP
United States
$5.31B155,452,83876.49%11.39%Net SellingNet Selling
CNQ
CANADIAN NATURAL RESOURCES LTD
Canada
$61.63B1,134,388,00071.17%0.00%
VET
VERMILION ENERGY INC
Canada
$3.97B165,222,00024.85%0.00%
ROCC
RANGER OIL CORP
United States
$1.45B42,359,12540.44%0.00%
PHX
PHX MINERALS INC
United States
$125.69M36,433,06335.72%36.09%Net BuyingNet Buying
CIVI
CIVITAS RESOURCES INC
United States
$5.36B85,031,96347.08%52.92%Net SellingNet Selling
DVN
DEVON ENERGY CORP
United States
$41.63B654,800,00076.92%8.09%Net SellingNet Selling
KRP
KIMBELL ROYALTY PARTNERS LP
United States
$1.14B65,543,41232.26%15.74%Net Selling
AR
ANTERO RESOURCES CORP
United States
$12.41B306,119,10512.36%87.64%Net SellingNet Selling
CHRD
CHORD ENERGY CORP
United States
$5.49B41,454,15246.15%0.05%Net BuyingNet Buying
HES
HESS CORP
United States
$34.33B309,614,90670.52%29.48%Net SellingNet Buying
OVV
OVINTIV INC
United States
$12.29B254,297,44277.25%0.65%Net SellingNet Selling
CLR
CONTINENTAL RESOURCES INC
United States
$24.54B363,001,0125.22%94.78%Net Buying
SM
SM ENERGY CO
United States
$4.95B122,593,85789.81%4.09%Net SellingNet Selling
CPG
CRESCENT POINT ENERGY CORP
Canada
$4.15B567,368,66135.03%0.00%
NOG
NORTHERN OIL & GAS INC
United States
$2.23B78,914,59830.98%69.02%Net SellingNet Selling
MNRL
BRIGHAM MINERALS INC
United States
$1.71B60,446,14277.82%12.48%Net SellingNet Selling
REI
RING ENERGY INC
United States
$301.35M107,241,38834.99%24.53%Net BuyingNet Buying
BRY
BERRY CORP (BRY)
United States
$694.67M78,760,35447.04%52.96%Net SellingNet Selling
MTDR
MATADOR RESOURCES CO
United States
$6.72B118,118,08286.24%13.42%Net SellingNet Selling
KOS
KOSMOS ENERGY LTD
United States
$2.74B455,841,25551.64%48.36%Net SellingNet Selling
STR
SITIO ROYALTIES CORP
United States
$2.41B83,840,8345.86%94.14%Net Selling
CPE
CALLON PETROLEUM CO
United States
$2.41B61,709,68252.57%47.43%Net SellingNet Selling
TALO
TALOS ENERGY INC
United States
$1.51B82,541,34548.89%51.11%Net SellingNet Selling
PED
PEDEVCO CORP
United States
$96.67M85,550,2672.32%97.68%Net BuyingNet Buying
RRC
RANGE RESOURCES CORP
United States
$8.80B262,886,11383.50%5.92%Net BuyingNet Selling
SBOW
SILVERBOW RESOURCES INC
United States
$981.49M22,306,50680.44%0.00%
REPX
RILEY EXPLORATION PERMIAN INC
United States
$534.18M19,545,44411.09%88.91%Net BuyingNet Selling
GTE
GRAN TIERRA ENERGY INC
Canada
$446.33M368,871,68531.78%20.25%Net SellingNet Buying
MRO
MARATHON OIL CORP
United States
$15.62B677,583,50276.13%0.91%Net SellingNet Selling
APA
APA CORP
United States
$10.85B326,530,25281.89%1.27%Net Selling
ERF
ENERPLUS CORP
Canada
$3.40B242,000,00049.21%0.00%
CRK
COMSTOCK RESOURCES INC
United States
$4.16B233,165,06831.91%68.09%Net SellingNet Selling
CHK
CHESAPEAKE ENERGY CORP
United States
$11.72B120,848,72085.25%14.75%
COP
CONOCOPHILLIPS
United States
$127.43B1,273,033,36579.54%0.41%Net SellingNet Selling
PNRG
PRIMEENERGY RESOURCES CORP
United States
$162.15M1,975,0001.87%98.13%Net SellingNet Selling
EPM
EVOLUTION PETROLEUM CORP
United States
$221.54M33,719,62126.06%73.94%Net Buying
OXY
OCCIDENTAL PETROLEUM CORP
United States
$59.16B931,491,94777.94%9.37%Net BuyingNet Buying
IMPP
IMPERIAL PETROLEUM INC/MARSHALL ISLANDS
Greece
$54.83M155,335,1722.52%0.00%
CRC
CALIFORNIA RESOURCES CORP
United States
$3.48B75,375,633100.00%0.00%
HUSA
HOUSTON AMERICAN ENERGY CORP
United States
$35.84M9,928,33816.91%83.09%Net Selling
GBR
NEW CONCEPT ENERGY INC
United States
$7.54M5,131,9344.05%95.95%
TELL
TELLURIAN INC
United States
$2.34B568,620,20845.18%51.21%Net Buying
VIVK
VIVAKOR INC
United States
$21.43M15,038,6190.88%78.02%Net Buying
WTI
W&T OFFSHORE INC
United States
$785.92M143,154,38635.55%64.45%Net Selling
OBE
OBSIDIAN ENERGY LTD
Canada
$693.05M82,017,60814.07%39.95%
CRGY
CRESCENT ENERGY CO
United States
$2.79B169,490,8487.74%92.26%Net BuyingNet Buying
USEG
US ENERGY CORP
United States
$89.73M24,923,8121.31%98.69%Net Selling
EQT
EQT CORP
United States
$17.46B369,956,79094.76%1.62%Net SellingNet Selling
EP
EMPIRE PETROLEUM CORP
United States
$325.28M21,685,0476.55%32.59%Net BuyingNet Buying
NEXT
NEXTDECADE CORP
United States
$1.08B128,692,48230.36%69.64%Net SellingNet Selling
SWN
SOUTHWESTERN ENERGY CO
United States
$83.36B11,114,306,6578.64%0.15%Net Selling
CKX
CKX LANDS INC
United States
$21.80M1,963,9136.30%62.99%Net SellingNet Selling
DEN
DENBURY INC
United States
$3.92B49,722,204100.00%0.00%
BATL
BATTALION OIL CORP
United States
$184.29M16,337,91088.28%0.00%
CLMT
CALUMET SPECIALTY PRODUCTS PARTNERS LP
United States
$1.29B79,150,10813.69%86.31%Net BuyingNet Buying
GPOR
GULFPORT ENERGY CORP
United States
$1.79B19,693,89499.51%0.49%Net SellingNet Selling
PBT
PERMIAN BASIN ROYALTY TRUST
United States
$844.09M46,608,79622.47%0.00%
WDS
WOODSIDE ENERGY GROUP LTD
Australia
N/A1,905,768,6411.76%0.00%
INDO
INDONESIA ENERGY CORP LTD
Indonesia
$45.37M7,462,9555.71%0.00%
CNX
CNX RESOURCES CORP
United States
$3.23B189,452,07475.86%24.14%Net Selling
CEI
CAMBER ENERGY INC
United States
$175.37M491,230,1096.43%7.79%
AMPY
AMPLIFY ENERGY CORP
United States
$270.24M38,440,80314.00%86.00%Net Selling

Oil and Gas Stocks FAQ

What are the best oil and gas stocks to buy right now in Aug 2022?

According to Zen Score, the 3 best oil stocks to buy right now are:

1. Centennial Resource Development (NASDAQ:CDEV)


Centennial Resource Development (NASDAQ:CDEV) is the top oil and gas stock with a Zen Score of 73, which is 32 points higher than the oil and gas industry average of 41. It passed 24 out of 33 due diligence checks and has strong fundamentals. Centennial Resource Development has seen its stock return 54.93% over the past year, overperforming other oil and gas stocks by 9 percentage points.

Centennial Resource Development has an average 1 year price target of $9.85, an upside of 42.55% from Centennial Resource Development's current stock price of $6.91.

Centennial Resource Development stock has a consensus Buy recommendation according to Wall Street analysts. Of the 8 analysts covering Centennial Resource Development, 37.5% have issued a Strong Buy rating, 12.5% have issued a Buy, 37.5% have issued a hold, while 0% have issued a Sell rating, and 12.5% have issued a Strong Sell.

2. Texas Pacific Land (NYSE:TPL)


Texas Pacific Land (NYSE:TPL) is the second best oil and gas stock with a Zen Score of 68, which is 27 points higher than the oil and gas industry average of 41. It passed 27 out of 38 due diligence checks and has strong fundamentals. Texas Pacific Land has seen its stock return 14.47% over the past year, underperforming other oil and gas stocks by -31 percentage points.

Texas Pacific Land has an average 1 year price target of $800.00, a downside of -51.77% from Texas Pacific Land's current stock price of $1,658.85.

Texas Pacific Land stock has a consensus Sell recommendation according to Wall Street analysts. Of the 1 analyst covering Texas Pacific Land, 0% have issued a Strong Buy rating, 0% have issued a Buy, 0% have issued a hold, while 100% have issued a Sell rating, and 0% have issued a Strong Sell.

3. Pdc Energy (NASDAQ:PDCE)


Pdc Energy (NASDAQ:PDCE) is the third best oil and gas stock with a Zen Score of 67, which is 26 points higher than the oil and gas industry average of 41. It passed 27 out of 38 due diligence checks and has strong fundamentals. Pdc Energy has seen its stock return 57.23% over the past year, overperforming other oil and gas stocks by 12 percentage points.

Pdc Energy has an average 1 year price target of $87.80, an upside of 43.18% from Pdc Energy's current stock price of $61.32.

Pdc Energy stock has a consensus Strong Buy recommendation according to Wall Street analysts. Of the 5 analysts covering Pdc Energy, 100% have issued a Strong Buy rating, 0% have issued a Buy, 0% have issued a hold, while 0% have issued a Sell rating, and 0% have issued a Strong Sell.

What are the oil and gas stocks with highest dividends?

Out of 45 oil and gas stocks that have issued dividends in the past year, the 3 oil and gas stocks with the highest dividend yields are:

1. Berry (NASDAQ:BRY)


Berry (NASDAQ:BRY) has an annual dividend yield of 11.22%, which is 8 percentage points higher than the oil and gas industry average of 3.45%.

Berry's dividend payout ratio of 616.7% indicates that its high dividend yield might not be sustainable for the long-term.

2. Dorchester Minerals (NASDAQ:DMLP)


Dorchester Minerals (NASDAQ:DMLP) has an annual dividend yield of 10.19%, which is 7 percentage points higher than the oil and gas industry average of 3.45%. Dorchester Minerals's dividend payout is not stable, having dropped more than 10% nine times in the last 10 years. Dorchester Minerals's dividend has shown consistent growth over the last 10 years.

Dorchester Minerals's dividend payout ratio of 98.6% indicates that its high dividend yield might not be sustainable for the long-term.

3. Kimbell Royalty Partners (NYSE:KRP)


Kimbell Royalty Partners (NYSE:KRP) has an annual dividend yield of 10.13%, which is 7 percentage points higher than the oil and gas industry average of 3.45%. Kimbell Royalty Partners's dividend payout is not stable, having dropped more than 10% three times in the last 10 years. Kimbell Royalty Partners's dividend has shown consistent growth over the last 10 years.

Kimbell Royalty Partners's dividend payout ratio of 122.2% indicates that its high dividend yield might not be sustainable for the long-term.

Why are oil and gas stocks down?

Oil and gas stocks were down -0.68% in the last day, and up 1.31% over the last week.

We couldn't find a catalyst for why oil and gas stocks are down.

What are the most undervalued oil and gas stocks?

Based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score, the 3 most undervalued oil and gas stocks right now are:

1. Transglobe Energy (NASDAQ:TGA)


Transglobe Energy (NASDAQ:TGA) is the most undervalued oil and gas stock based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score. Transglobe Energy has a valuation score of 86, which is 46 points higher than the oil and gas industry average of 40. It passed 6 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

Transglobe Energy's stock has gained 98.17% in the past year. It has overperformed other stocks in the oil and gas industry by 52 percentage points.

2. Pdc Energy (NASDAQ:PDCE)


Pdc Energy (NASDAQ:PDCE) is the second most undervalued oil and gas stock based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score. Pdc Energy has a valuation score of 86, which is 46 points higher than the oil and gas industry average of 40. It passed 6 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

Pdc Energy's stock has gained 57.23% in the past year. It has overperformed other stocks in the oil and gas industry by 12 percentage points.

3. Centennial Resource Development (NASDAQ:CDEV)


Centennial Resource Development (NASDAQ:CDEV) is the third most undervalued oil and gas stock based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score. Centennial Resource Development has a valuation score of 86, which is 46 points higher than the oil and gas industry average of 40. It passed 6 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

Centennial Resource Development's stock has gained 54.93% in the past year. It has overperformed other stocks in the oil and gas industry by 9 percentage points.

Are oil and gas stocks a good buy now?

51.47% of oil and gas stocks rated by analysts are a strong buy right now. On average, analysts expect oil and gas stocks to fall by -4.39% over the next year.

What is the average p/e ratio of the oil & gas e&p industry?

The average P/E ratio of the oil & gas e&p industry is 5.14x.
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