HollyFrontier Corp.

+$0.40 (+1.1%)
Closing price June 16, 2021
Analysts at Goldman Sachs have downgraded one of the country's largest oil refiners just as retail gasoline prices rise to a U.S. average of more than $3 a gallon.
Thursday's top analyst upgrades and downgrades included Advanced Micro Devices, Analog Devices, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Coinbase Global, Intel, SolarEdge Technologies, Stamps.com and ViacomCBS.
The five worst performers among S&P 500 stocks have lost at least 50% of the value so far in 2020. They include cruise line operators and oil and gas companies.
Moody's has upgraded its outlook on the oil refining and marketing sector from negative to positive for 2021. The upgrade is based on sharp improvements over a dismal 2020.
Wednesday's top analyst upgrades and downgrades included Altria, Apple, Caterpillar, Citigroup, JPMorgan, Nikola, Nokia, Novavax, Transocean, Valero Energy, Walt Disney and Wells Fargo.
Friday's top analyst upgrades and downgrades included Adobe, Analog Devices, Caterpillar, ConocoPhillips, General Motors, Southwest Airlines, Take-Two Interactive Software and Tesla.
The analysts at Jefferies that cover the refining and midstream stocks took a bold step this week and upgraded some of the top companies in their coverage universe.
Friday's analyst upgrades and downgrades included Albermarle, American Electric Power, Autodesk, Chewy, Domino's Pizza, HollyFrontier, Livent, NextEra Energy, RealReal, Square and T-Mobile.
Oil refiner HollyFrontier announced plans to build a $350 million biodiesel plant, increase its dividend by 6% and boost its share buyback program.
These three top refining stocks are way down from 52-week highs, pay solid dependable dividends and offer investors a way to play the energy sell-off with a much lower risk profile.
The top analyst upgrades, downgrades and initiations seen on Tuesday included BP, Cognizant Technology Solutions, Cisco Systems, Dow, Ensco, Hess, Micron Technology, Netflix and Sunoco.
Exxon Mobil said this morning that profits in its downstream segment would take a couple of big hits from higher crude oil prices and losses in its derivatives trading.
The top analyst upgrades, downgrades and other research calls from Thursday include Cedar Fair, Enterprise Products Partners, Foot Locker, Fitbit, Nike, Square, Tesla and Under Armour.
These four top refiner stocks are rated Buy, one with a huge discount to the sum-of-the-parts value. All make good sense for investors looking to take advantage of the energy sector troubles.
The top analyst upgrades, downgrades and other research calls from Wednesday include Cree, Home Depot, Kimberly-Clark, Microsoft, Oracle, Valeant Pharmaceuticals and Valero Energy.