Goldman Sachs Says Oil Going Much Higher: 5 'Strong Buy' Dividend Stocks to Buy Now

Enterprise Products Partners

This is the largest publicly traded energy partnership and a leading North American provider of midstream energy services to producers and consumers. Enterprise Products Partners L.P. (NYSE: EPD) services include gathering, processing, transportation and storage of natural gas, natural gas liquid (NGL) fractionation, import and export terminaling, and offshore production platform services.

One reason many analysts may have a liking for the stock might be its distribution coverage ratio. This ratio is well above 1 times, making it relatively less risky among the master limited partnerships.

Enterprise Products Partners stock investors receive a 7.77% distribution. Goldman Sachs has a price target of $31, while the consensus target is $28.59. Shares closed at $23.94 on Tuesday.

Exxon Mobil

Shares of this mega-cap energy leader backed up nicely as oil sold off in November, and they still offer investors an excellent entry point. Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM) is the world’s largest international integrated oil and gas company. It explores for and produces crude oil and natural gas in the United States, Canada, South America, Europe, Africa and elsewhere.

Exxon also manufactures and markets commodity petrochemicals, including olefins, aromatics, polyethylene and polypropylene plastics, and specialty products, and it transports and sells crude oil, natural gas and petroleum products.

The supermajor posted massive numbers this week, and the analysts noted this:

We emerge from ExxonMobil’s fourth quarter 2021 results with our constructive view on the stock intact. We expect the company to be a key beneficiary in this higher oil price environment, and we remain positive around the company’s sharp positive inflection in capital allocation strategy, Upstream portfolio, and leverage to a further demand recovery, with ExxonMobil offering greater Downstream/Chemicals exposure relative to peers.

The 4.37% dividend will continue to be defended. The $84 Goldman Sachs price target was raised to $88. The consensus target on Exxon Mobil stock is $75.46, and the closing share price on Wednesday was $80.62.

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