Comparing Stone Energy Corporation (SGY) & (WHZ)

Stone Energy Corporation (NYSE: SGY) and (NYSE:WHZ) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation and risk.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Stone Energy Corporation and , as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Stone Energy Corporation 0 2 1 0 2.33
0 0 0 0 N/A

Stone Energy Corporation presently has a consensus target price of $6.25, suggesting a potential downside of 81.00%.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

95.4% of Stone Energy Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. 3.5% of Stone Energy Corporation shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Stone Energy Corporation and ‘s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Stone Energy Corporation 68.43% 590.23% 37.33%
N/A N/A N/A

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Stone Energy Corporation and ‘s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Stone Energy Corporation $377.39 million 1.74 -$590.58 million N/A N/A
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

has higher revenue, but lower earnings than Stone Energy Corporation.

Summary

Stone Energy Corporation beats on 7 of the 7 factors compared between the two stocks.

Stone Energy Corporation Company Profile

Stone Energy Corporation is an independent oil and natural gas company. The Company is engaged in the acquisition, exploration, exploitation, development and operation of oil and gas properties. The Company operates in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM) basin. It has leveraged its operations in the GOM conventional shelf and has its reserve base in the prolific basins of the GOM deep water, Gulf Coast deep gas, and the Marcellus and Utica shales in Appalachia. Its estimated proved oil and natural gas reserves are over 60 million barrels of oil equivalents (MMBoe) or 340 billion cubic feet equivalent (Bcfe). Over 95 MMBoe or 570 Bcfe of its estimated proved reserves are revised downward. It has made investments in seismic data and leasehold interests, and has geological, geophysical, engineering and operational operations in deep water arena to evaluate potential exploration, development and acquisition opportunities. It holds over two deep water platforms, producing reserves and various leases.

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