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This Week's Top Energy Earnings Charts

This is a big week for earnings, with over 800 companies expected to report. Included in that big group is a handful of energy stocks.

This group has been out-of-favor with investors for over 2 years and the earnings picture hasn’t looked great either thanks to a reduction in oil production.

But not all energy companies are created the same. Some are being impacted by lower oil prices while others are not.

Which energy companies have the best earnings charts this week?

And which should you be watching for the best read on what is happening in the sector?

5 Top Energy Earnings Charts

1.    Hess HES is an E&P which gets about half of its revenue from the US and half from international. Shares have sunk near 5-year lows as the price of oil continues to be at multi-year lows. It’s coming off a miss last quarter.

2.    ConocoPhillips COP has actually beat 3 out of the last 4 quarters which has been hard to do for the big E&P companies. But much like Hess, shares are still near multi-year lows.

3.    Valero VLO has only missed twice in the last 5 years. That’s an impressive track record for ANY company. Valero is the largest US refiner and also owns over 7,000 service stations. Shares are at new 5-year highs. Maybe energy stocks aren’t so bad after all?

4.    ExxonMobil XOM has a great track record of beating, with just 4 misses in the last 5 years. During the oil price plunge, it has gotten a boost from its petrochemical and refining divisions. Will that still hold for the rest of 2017?

5.    Chevron CVX shares are well off their 2015 lows even though it has missed more than it has beat on earnings. Still, investors have found comfort in Chevron’s large dividend, which is currently yielding 3.6% even as shares are trading near 1-year highs.

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