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Relatively Low Projected Earnings Growth Detected in Shares of World Fuel Svcs in the Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing Industry (INT, MPC, VLO, PSX, 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.

World Fuel Svcs ranks lowest with a projected earnings growth of 7.0%. Marathon Petrole is next with a projected earnings growth of 22.6%. Valero Energy ranks third lowest with a projected earnings growth of 43.9%.

Phillips 66 follows with a projected earnings growth of 63.0%, and Hollyfrontier Co rounds out the bottom five with a projected earnings growth of 96.1%.

SmarTrend recommended that its subscribers protect gains by selling shares of Phillips 66 on April 2nd, 2019 by issuing a Downtrend alert when the shares were trading at $94.83. Since that call, shares of Phillips 66 have fallen 9.7%. We are now looking for when a new Uptrend will commence and will alert SmarTrend subscribers in real time.

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Ticker(s): INT MPC VLO PSX HFC