This Day On The Street
Continue to site
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here

5 Rocket Stocks for a Short Trading Week

Anadarko Petroleum

Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

Get Adobe Flash player

Texas-based Anadarko Petroleum (APC - Get Report) is one of the largest independent exploration and production firms, with proved reserves that come in at more than 2.5 billion barrels of oil equivalent. Anadarko's positioning has been ideal lately; at the exact same time that other integrated oil and gas firms are trying to shed their downstream assets to become more profitable, APC doesn't have to -- it never had any to begin with.

Downstream businesses (such as refining or retailing) smooth out sales when oil prices are low but also smash margins lower when crude prices are high. As oil sits on the high end of its historic range right now, APC's lack of downstream exposure is a very good thing.

So is Anadarko's geographic diversification. In addition to projects in the U.S., APC owns offshore sites in places such as the Gulf of Mexico and Cote d'Ivoire.

With a nearly 50/50 mix of gas and oil, Anadarko is in good shape right now. Nat gas is skimming along historic lows, and oil prices are high. APC's mix means that it stands to benefit when nat gas does eventually change in trend, but it's not beholden to the commodity's climb to stay in business. Supermajors have been shelling out considerable cash to increase their natural gas exposure in the last several years; APC already has it.
5 of 6

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Action Alerts PLUS

Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer and Director of Research Jack Mohr reveal their investment tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
Quant Ratings

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
Stocks Under $10

David Peltier uncovers low dollar stocks with serious upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
14-Days Free
Only $9.95
14-Days Free

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Dividend Stock Advisor

David Peltier identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Trifecta Stocks

Every recommendation goes through 3 layers of intense scrutiny—quantitative, fundamental and technical analysis—to maximize profit potential and minimize risk.

Product Features:
  • Model Portfolio
  • Intra Day Trade alerts
  • Access to Quant Ratings
Real Money

More than 30 investing pros with skin in the game give you actionable insight and investment ideas.

Product Features:
  • Access to Jim Cramer's daily blog
  • Intraday commentary and news
  • Real-time trading forums
ACN $106.23 1.20%
APC $71.98 -0.48%
CMI $113.83 -0.39%
EBAY $24.35 0.83%
UTX $95.62 1.40%


Chart of I:DJI
DOW 17,094.68 +43.93 0.26%
S&P 500 2,013.43 +15.91 0.80%
NASDAQ 4,822.4090 +11.6210 0.24%

Free Reports

Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs