Big Cap Energy Stocks With the Highest Annual Earnings Per Share Growth

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Wall St. Watchdog reveals information about large cap companies in the Energy sector that have increased their earnings per share the most for the year over year period.

  • Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE:SWN): This company earned $1.75 last year, which represents a change of 1765.99% for the year-over-year period. The stock recently traded at $38.17 and its market capitalization is $13,282,830,000.00. About the company: Southwestern Energy Company is an independent energy company primarily focused on natural gas and crude oil exploration, development and production (E&P) within the United States. The Company operations also include natural gas gathering, transmission, and marketing, as well as natural gas distribution.
  • Apache Corporation (NYSE:APA): This company earned $8.52 last year, which represents a change of 1072.43% for the year-over-year period. The stock recently traded at $103.18 and its market capitalization is $41,038,050,000.00. About the company: Apache Corporation is an independent energy company. The Company explores for, develops, and produces natural gas, crude oil, and natural gas liquids. The Company has operations in North America, onshore Egypt, offshore Western Australia, offshore the United Kingdom in the North Sea (North Sea), and onshore Argentina, as well as on the Chilean side of the island of Tierra del Fuego.
  • Noble Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NBL): This company earned $4.14 last year, which represents a change of 640.93% for the year-over-year period. The stock recently traded at $87.45 and its market capitalization is $15,436,120,000.00. About the company: Noble Energy, Inc. is an independent energy exploration and production company. The Company explores for and produces crude oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids. Noble Energy operates primarily in the Rocky Mountains, Mid-continent, and deepwater Gulf of Mexico areas in the US, with key international operations offshore Israel, the North Sea and West Africa.
  • Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:APC): This company earned $1.53 last year, which represents a change of 640.85% for the year-over-year period. The stock recently traded at $71.71 and its market capitalization is $35,697,900,000.00. About the company: Anadarko Petroleum Corporation is an independent oil and gas exploration and production company with international operations. In the United States, the Company operates in Texas and surrounding states, the Rocky Mountain region, Alaska, and the Gulf of Mexico. Internationally, Anadarko has exploration and/or production operations in Africa, Asia, South America, and the Caribbean.
  • Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO): This company earned $0.58 last year, which represents a change of 422.02% for the year-over-year period. The stock recently traded at $20.90 and its market capitalization is $11,957,590,000.00. About the company: Valero Energy Corporation is an independent petroleum refining and marketing company that owns and operates refineries in the United States, Canada, and Aruba. The Company produces conventional gasolines, distillates, jet fuel, asphalt, petrochemicals, lubricants, and other refined products as well as diesel fuel, low-sulfur and ultra-low-sulfur diesel fuel, and oxygenates.
  • Talisman Energy Inc. (NYSE:TLM): This company earned $0.62 last year, which represents a change of 259.65% for the year-over-year period. The stock recently traded at $17.12 and its market capitalization is $17,762,910,000.00. About the company: Talisman Energy Inc. is an independent oil and gas producer. The Company has operations in North America, the North Sea, and Indonesia. Talisman is also conducting exploration in Southeast Asia, Algeria, Qatar, Colombia and Trinidad.
  • Suncor Energy Inc. (NYSE:SU): This company earned $2.34 last year, which represents a change of 201.22% for the year-over-year period. The stock recently traded at $32.02 and its market capitalization is $50,644,623,446.90. About the company: Suncor Energy, Inc. is a integrated energy company focused on developing the Athabasca oil sands basin. The Company extracts and upgrades oil sands into refinery feedstock and diesel fuel, explores for, develops and produces natural gas, refines crude oil and markets a range of petroleum and petrochemical products, and operates crude oil pipelines and retail petroleum stations.
  • Devon Energy Corporation (NYSE:DVN): This company earned $10.34 last year, which represents a change of 185.32% for the year-over-year period. The stock recently traded at $68.00 and its market capitalization is $28,322,000,000.00. About the company: Devon Energy Corporation is an independent energy company that is involved primarily in oil and gas exploration, development and production, the transportation of oil, gas, and NGLs and the processing of natural gas. The Company also has marketing and midstream operations primarily in North America that include gas, crude oil and NGLs.
  • Hess Corp. (NYSE:HES): This company earned $6.52 last year, which represents a change of 185.14% for the year-over-year period. The stock recently traded at $57.04 and its market capitalization is $19,386,890,000.00. About the company: Hess Corporation is a global integrated energy company. The Company explores for, produces, markets, and refines crude oil and natural gas. The Company operates in countries that include Algeria, Australia, Azerbaijan, Brazil, Denmark, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Indonesia, Libya, Malaysia, Norway, Peru, Russia, Thailand, the United Kingdom and the United States.
  • Continental Resources, Inc. (NYSE:CLR): This company earned $1.00 last year, which represents a change of 135.51% for the year-over-year period. The stock recently traded at $56.76 and its market capitalization is $10,246,610,000.00. About the company: Continental Resources, Inc. and its subsidiaries explore, exploit, develop, and acquire oil and gas reserves, primarily in the Rocky Mountains and the MidContinent, as well as in the Gulf Coast region of Texas and Louisiana. The Company also owns and operates natural gas pipelines, gathering systems, and processing plants.
  • Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK): This company earned $2.64 last year, which represents a change of 126.27% for the year-over-year period. The stock recently traded at $31.30 and its market capitalization is $20,684,330,000.00. About the company: Chesapeake Energy Corporation produces oil and natural gas. The Company’s operations are focused on discovering, developing and acquiring conventional and unconventional natural gas reserves onshore in the United States.
  • Petrohawk Energy Corporation (NYSE:HK): This company earned $0.63 last year, which represents a change of 121.25% for the year-over-year period. The stock recently traded at $38.47 and its market capitalization is $11,690,790,000.00. About the company: Petrohawk Energy Corporation is an oil and gas company. The Company participates in the exploration and production of natural gas and crude oil. Petrohawk’s operations are currently focused in proven oil and gas producing trends primarily in South Texas, Louisiana, and Central California.
  • Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO): This company earned $3.62 last year, which represents a change of 116.59% for the year-over-year period. The stock recently traded at $26.65 and its market capitalization is $19,028,340,000.00. About the company: Marathon Oil Corporation, through its subsidiaries, is an integrated oil firm with operations worldwide. The Company explores for and produces and markets liquid hydrocarbons and natural gas on a worldwide basis. Marathon also mines, extracts and transports bitumen from oil sands deposits in Alberta, Canada and refines, markets and transports crude oil and petroleum products.
  • Statoil ASA (ADR) (NYSE:STO): This company earned $2.22 last year, which represents a change of 108.04% for the year-over-year period. The stock recently traded at $21.82 and its market capitalization is $69,595,481,759.60. About the company: Statoil ASA explores for, produces, transports, refines, and trades oil and natural gas. The Company explores for oil in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and the Americas.
  • CNOOC Limited (ADR) (NYSE:CEO): This company earned $0.19 last year, which represents a change of 84.32% for the year-over-year period. The stock recently traded at $185.99 and its market capitalization is $81,459,841,862.32. About the company: CNOOC Limited, through its subsidiaries, explores, develops, produces, and sells crude oil and natural gas.
  • YPF SA (ADR) (NYSE:YPF): This company earned $2.88 last year, which represents a change of 79.88% for the year-over-year period. The stock recently traded at $37.48 and its market capitalization is $15,467,942,372.15. About the company: YPF Sociedad Anonima explores for, develops, and produces oil and natural gas in South America, the United States, and Indonesia. The Company also refines, markets, transports, and distributes oil and other petroleum products, petroleum derivatives, petrochemicals, and liquid petroleum gas.
  • Peabody Energy Corporation (NYSE:BTU): This company earned $2.88 last year, which represents a change of 73.66% for the year-over-year period. The stock recently traded at $48.23 and its market capitalization is $13,061,850,000.00. About the company: Peabody Energy Corporation mines and markets predominantly low sulfur coal, primarily for use by electric utilities. The Company also trades coal and emission allowances. Peabody owns and operates mines in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Wyoming, Illinois, Indiana, and Australia. The Company also a minority interest in a Venezuelan mine through a joint venture.

(Note: Selected financial data are sourced from screener.co.  All data are assumed to be accurate.)

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