List of the Best Natural Gas Stocks in 2017

With natural gas prices up 40% in the last year, we’ve put together a list of some of the best natural gas stocks in 2017. These large-cap stocks are all up at least 10% since the start of the year:

Company Name

Share Price YTD Market Cap
Clayton Williams Energy Inc. (NYSE: CWEI) $138.82 16.4% 2.4B
Diamondback Energy Inc. (Nasdaq: FANG) $106.36 5.42% $9.38B
Western Gas Partners LP (NYSE: WES) $65.64 11.71% $9.67B
Tesoro Logistics LP (NYSE: TLLP) $59.34 16.79% $6.25B
Resolute Energy Corp. (NYSE: REN) $46.08 11.87% $931.13M
Antero Midstream Partners LP (NYSE: AM) $34.98 13.28% $6.4B
Exterran Corp. (NYSE: EXTN) $33.99 42.22% $1.19B
Dominion Midstream Partners LP (NYSE: DM) $32.90 11.34% $2.6B
NextEra Energy Partners LP (NYSE: NEP) $31.19 22.12% $1.68B
Archrock Inc. (NYSE: AROC) $16.00 21.21% $1.12B

While some of these stocks have performed well, we aren’t recommending this list of natural gas stocks. That’s because we aren’t interested in stocks that have already peaked at Money Morning; we’re interested in the next big winner. And we have one that could surge in 2017…

That’s why our pick is one of the best natural gas stocks to buy in 2017.

It’s a stock flying under the radar right now, and that means you can buy it at a discount.

best natural gas stocksIt’s also a stock primed to gain from rising natural gas prices.

You see, natural gas prices are heading way up in 2017. Money Morning Global Energy Strategist Dr. Kent Moors says natural gas prices could climb over 50% this year.

That’s likely why financial analysts surveyed by Yahoo Finance think this natural gas stock could soar 56% in 2017.

Here’s the best natural gas stock to buy right now…

One of the Best Natural Gas Stocks to Own in 2017

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CONSOL Energy Inc. (NYSE: CNX) is our natural gas stock pick for 2017.

CONSOL Energy has historically been a coal company, with roots in Maryland coal mines dating back to the Civil War. But as coal has become less profitable, CONSOL has transitioned its operations to natural gas.

In 2016, natural gas made up more than half of CONSOL’s earnings. And that’s just the beginning.

Moors says one of the biggest upsides for CNX is it continues to sell off its “loss-making coal business.” And CONSOL is now exporting its gas to Europe, where gas prices are even higher.

“That means there’s plenty of upside left for the company.”

As natural gas prices rise, CNX will reap the benefits. The CNX share price has jumped 122% since this time last year, as natural gas prices ballooned over 40%.

CNX “could see a similar rise again this year,” predicts Moors, especially now that the company has continued to move away from coal.

CNX is a $3.97 billion company and its stock currently trades at $17.33 a share.

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