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Lowest Projected Earnings Growth in the Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing Industry Detected in Shares of CVR Energy (CVI, WNR, NS, VLO, HFC)

By Nick Russo

Below are the three companies in the Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry with the lowest projected earnings growth. The growth of earnings per share (current fiscal year estimated vs. last year actual) is important to gauge future profitability and relative value. Higher EPS growth generally justifies higher earnings multiples.

CVR Energy ranks lowest with a projected earnings growth of 7.4%. Following is Western Refining with a projected earnings growth of 9.8%. NuStar Energy ranks third lowest with a projected earnings growth of 24.1%.

Valero Energy follows with a projected earnings growth of 28.8%, and HollyFrontier rounds out the bottom five with a projected earnings growth of 86.5%.

SmarTrend recommended that its subscribers protect gains by selling shares of HollyFrontier on September 2nd, 2016 by issuing a Downtrend alert when the shares were trading at $24.67. Since that call, shares of HollyFrontier have fallen 4.5%. We are now looking for when a new Uptrend will commence and will alert SmarTrend subscribers in real time.

Keywords: lowest projected earnings growth cvr energy western refining nustar energy valero energy hollyfrontier

Ticker(s): CVI WNR NS VLO HFC