Production is booming in the western US to feed power plants at home and abroad.
The energy giant could generate significant returns for shareholders as it shifts away from coal production.
Analysts say this quartet of companies may benefit from global growth in their sectors.
The fossil fuel industry is in a death spiral, squeezed between its own carbon costs and profitable alternatives.
These gems have oilman T. Boone Pickens' stamp of approval.
Seagate is both upgraded and upgraded, and MasterCard is downgraded to 'market perform.'
The railroad is expecting another challenging year for the fossil fuel, but Wall Street isn't throwing in the towel yet.
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