The disconnect in this commodity market may confound reason, but a few oil stocks make great sense. Here's what to look for, and how you can profit.
While oil and gas prices are sending off mixed signals, these industry executives are speaking quite clearly -- with their wallets.
The micro story hasn't caught up to the macro one yet. Take a look at these 2 companies for how the facts don't always fit with the story.
Hewlett-Packard is upgraded to 'buy,' and Citigroup initiates Internet stocks.
Seagate is both upgraded and upgraded, and MasterCard is downgraded to 'market perform.'
The sector has taken a hit on EIA data, and only 1 of 25 stocks has a 'buy' rating.
Constellation Brands is downgraded to 'neutral,' and Verizon is upgraded to 'overweight.'
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