8 Energy Stocks to Add to Your Shopping List

These companies are survivors. Once the price of crude oil stops sliding, their shares will take off.

The oil glut has energy stocks plunging, but analysts say there are opportunities in the market's wreckage. Natural gas companies in particular could benefit from oil’s woes. And, though most oil companies will struggle if prices linger below $60 per barrel, the group has been pummeled so mercilessly over the past few months that some of the better-positioned oil stocks have become too cheap to pass up. “This is not a homogenous group,” says Mark Hanson, an energy sector strategist at Morningstar. “The companies with less debt, lower-cost production and production hedges in place are in the best position to ride this out.”

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Kathy Kristof
Contributing Editor, Kiplinger's Personal Finance
Kristof, editor of SideHusl.com, is an award-winning financial journalist, who writes regularly for Kiplinger's Personal Finance and CBS MoneyWatch. She's the author of Investing 101, Taming the Tuition Tiger and Kathy Kristof's Complete Book of Dollars and Sense. But perhaps her biggest claim to fame is that she was once a Jeopardy question: Kathy Kristof replaced what famous personal finance columnist, who died in 1991? Answer: Sylvia Porter.