Monday, August 15, 2011

Barclays' Favorite Oil Companies

From Barclays Capital's "Global Energy Outlook" report published on Aug. 11, 2011, the following exploration, production, integrated oil and refining companies are ranked overweight with a positive sector outlook. Barclays' energy experts are bullish on oil long-term and that could help out the equities of the following 10 undervalued names.



Chevron (CVX) is one of Barclays' favorite big oil overweights. Price target: $135. Upside potential: 45%.

Hess Corporation (HES) is trading under 7 times forward earnings. Barclays price target: $108. Upside potential: 93%.

Murphy Oil Corp (MUR) is mainly U.S. dependent. But Barclays likes them. Price target: $77. Upside potential: 49%.

Canada's Imperial Oil (IMO) has a price target of $57 with a potential upside of 44%, according to Barclays' estimates.

Sunoco (SUN) is a household name in the U.S. And the bain of the average America's existence when gasoline prices hit $4 a gallon. Barclays price target: $54. Upside potential: $74.

Tesoro (TSO) is a national refiner headquartered in Texas. Barclays price target: $38. Upside potential: 95%.

Headquarterted in the UK, Afren PLC (LON: AFR) drills for oil off the coast of Africa. Barclays price target: $200. Upside potential: 111%.

BowLeven (LON: BLVN) is another UK based oil and gas exploration and production company with most of its assets off coastal Africa. Barclays price target: $515. Upside potential: 312%.

Max Petroleum (LON: MXP) explores and produces oil in Kazakhstan. Is nice! Barclays price target: $45. Upside potential: 275%.

Premier Oil (LON: PMO) maintains oil and gas exploration and production ops in the North Sea and on land in Pakistan and the Middle East. Barclays price target: $631. Upside potential: 86%.

Posted courtesy of Forbes.Com

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