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9 Gold, Oil Stocks That Rise on Bad News (Update2)

Stocks in this article: HFCMPCVLOABXNEMGOLDXOMCVXCOP

5. Newmont Mining (NEM)

Company profile: Newmont Mining, with a market value of $30 billion, is the world's second-largest gold producer.

Dividend Yield: 2.36%

Investor takeaway: Its shares are down 1% this year but have a three-year average annual return of 14%. Analysts give them four "buy" ratings, six "buy/holds," and 11 "holds," according to a survey of analysts by S&P, while S&P has a "buy" rating on its shares with a $76 price target, a 21% premium.

4. Randgold Resources (GOLD)

Company profile: Randgold, with a market value of $10.6 billion, has huge gold mining operations in West and East Africa.

Dividend Yield: 0.16%

Investor takeaway: Its shares are up 12.4% this year and have a three-year average annual return of 36%. Analysts give them two "buy" ratings, one "buy/hold," and four "holds," according to a survey of analysts by S&P. S&P has a $140 price target on its shares, a 20% premium.

3. Exxon Mobil (XOM)

Company profile: ExxonMobil, with a market value of $409 billion, is an integrated oil and gas company that explores for, produces and refines oil around the world at 36 sites.

Dividend Yield: 2.07%

Investor takeaway: Its shares are up 2.6% this year and have a three-year average annual return of 11%. Analysts give them nine "buy" ratings, three "buy/holds," 10 "holds," one "weak hold," and one "sell," S&P says.

2. Chevron (CVX)

Company profile: Chevron, with a $217 billion market value, is an integrated energy company with exploration, production and refining operations worldwide. It is the second-largest oil company in the U.S., behind Exxon Mobil.

Dividend Yield: 2.97%

Investor takeaway: Its shares are up 3.3% this year and have a three-year average annual return of 25%. Analysts give them 13 "buy" ratings, seven "buy/holds," five "holds," and one "weak hold," according to a survey of analysts by S&P. S&P has its shares rated "strong buy."

Chevron executives met with Russian government officials in the Ministry for Natural Resources Wednesday to discuss potential Arctic oil exploration, the Russian government said. This comes not long after Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said that the presence of offshore drilling companies in the Arctic could help his country maintain oil production, according to reports.

1. ConocoPhillips (COP)

Company profile: ConocoPhillips, with a $100 billion market value, is an international integrated energy company.

Dividend Yield: 3.45%

Investor takeaway: Its shares are up 6% this year and have a three-year average annual return of 31%. Analysts give them four "buy" ratings, four "buy/holds," and eight "holds," per S&P, which has the shares rated "buy."

>>To see these stocks in action, visit the 9 Gold, Oil Stocks That Rise on Bad News portfolio on Stockpickr.

Disclosure: TheStreet's editorial policy prohibits staff editors and reporters from holding positions in any individual stocks.
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