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Top 5 Companies in the Oil & Gas Exploration & Production Industry With the Highest Forward Earnings Yield (CHK, SWN, NOG, GPOR, CRZO)

By James Quinn

Below are the three companies in the Oil & Gas Exploration & Production industry with the highest forward earnings yields. Using projected earnings for the current fiscal year, the forward earnings yield is useful to compare a stock's return vs. owning a similar stock or other yield assets (e.g. bonds). Generally, the higher the earnings yield, the more undervalued the stock.

Chesapeake Energy ranks highest with a forward earnings yield of 16.0%. Southwestern Energy is next with a forward earnings yield of 13.6%. Northern Oil And Gas ranks third highest with a forward earnings yield of 11.5%.

Gulfport Energy follows with a forward earnings yield of 8.5%, and Carrizo Oil & Gas rounds out the top five with a forward earnings yield of 8.0%.

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Keywords: highest forward earnings yield Chesapeake Energy southwestern energy amex:nog northern oil and gas gulfport energy carrizo oil & gas

Ticker(s): CHK SWN GPOR CRZO