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Best Performing Oil Stocks of 2020

Updated Aug 5, 2020
Oil is called the basic lubricant of the global economy without which the world would come to a standstill. Hundreds of companies exist which derive their business profits from oil. They include companies which are having vast reserves of oil or those having vast reserves of land which can be explored/leased to be explored for oil. There are oil companies which are involved in the research and development activities linked to oil, exploration and discovery of crude oil, marketing of oil, processing and refining of oil, and making and marketing products which are derivatives of crude oil. Additionally, there are companies which are offering associated services to the oil companies, like transportation of oil through tankers, containers and large ships, those laying oil transporting pipelines, or those involved in services like fracking. (See also, Best Performing Natural Resources Stocks). Oil prices have a direct impact on the Transportation Stocks and on Airlines Stocks.
Among such a diversified variety of listed oil companies, which have been the top performers in terms of generating the highest returns in their stock prices?
This article provides a list of the stocks that have given the top returns in the year 2020 till date of writing. The list is prepared based on the percentage returns generated by the individual stocks between the end of the previous and Aug 5, 2020, and the top 10 return generating oil stocks are listed below.
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Top Oil Stocks With Highest Returns

The following list presents stocks of the companies which belong to the broader Oil sector or the stock market index, their corresponding prices as of given date, and the percentage gains realized:
 1) Houston American Energy Corporation (HUSA) 2) Altus Midstream Company (ALTM) 3) Sino-Global Shipping America, Ltd. (SINO) 4) Pacific Ethanol, Inc. (PEIX) 5) Zion Oil and Gas Inc (ZN)
 6) CryoPort, Inc. (CYRX) 7) U.S. Energy Corp. (USEG) 8) Mexco Energy Corporation (MXC) 9) Range Resources Corp. (RRC) 10) Tengasco, Inc. (TGC)
There's more... See price performance, YTD-gains, market-cap and other details of all the 298 Oil stocks with sorting features in a tabular format. Alternatively, one can also explore the List of Top Oil ETFs.

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Performance of Top Oil Stocks

Here's a look at the basic details and how the above mentioned stocks fared during the period:

Houston American Energy

Houston American Energy Corp., incorporated on April 2, 2001, is an independent oil and gas company focused on the development, exploration, exploitation, acquisition, and production of natural gas and crude ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Houston American Energy.
Based on the market-cap change from $9.52 million to $11.14 million during the given months of the year 2020 and the share price change from $0.15 per share to a price of $1.6 per share as of Aug 5, 2020, Houston American Energy Corporation (HUSA) was successful in generating YTD returns of 966.67 percentage. Standing at the number one rank in the top performing list of Oil stocks, the Texas, TX-based Houston American Energy is categorized as the Oil & Gas E&P sub-sector business which falls under the larger Energy sector. It is also a part of few famous stock indexes that are used to track the overall performance of the stock market. They include Wilshire 5000 index, and a few more broader-level indexes that are actively tracked in the market.

Altus Midstream Company

Altus Midstream Company, a midstream corporation, owns oil and natural gas gathering, processing, and transportation assets located in Texas' Permian Basin. Its assets include approximately 150 miles of transmi ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Altus Midstream Company.
The Houston, TX-headquartered company Altus Midstream Company (ALTM) is ranked number two among the best performing stocks of Oil of 2020. The Energy sector business falls under the Oil & Gas Midstream industrial sub-sector. Since the start of the year 2020, the stock price of Altus Midstream Company has changed by 480.42 percent, which is calculated based on the previous year's closing price of $2.86 per share and year-to-date closing price of $16.6 per share as of writing. The market value of the company as indicated by its market-cap changed from $929.3 million to $269.69 million during the same period. Along with Oil, the company is also in the business of Energy, Oil & Gas Midstream, among other usual products and services. Altus Midstream Company continues to be a leading constituent of many major stock market indexes like Wilshire 5000 index, and a few other larger indexes which are part of the stock market.

Sino-Global Shipping America

Sino-Global Shipping America, Ltd., incorporated on October 31, 2012, is a non-asset-based global shipping and freight logistic integrated solution provider. The Company provides solutions and value added services to its ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Sino-Global Shipping America.
During the given months of the year 2020, Sino-Global Shipping America, Ltd. (SINO) was successful in generating YTD returns of 375.56 percentage which helped it gain the number three spot in the list of the top performing stocks which generated maximum returns during year 2020 till date. As of December of the previous year, the stock of the New York, NY-based Sino-Global Shipping America closed at a price of $0.45 per share, while it traded at a price of $2.14 per share as of Aug 5, 2020. The company's market cap changed from $8.1 million to $7.96 million during the same period YTD. The company is classified under the Transportation industry sector and further specialized as a Oil Refining and Marketing sector business.

Pacific Ethanol

Pacific Ethanol, Inc. produces and markets low-carbon renewable fuels in the United States. The company operates in two segments, Production and Marketing. It produces and markets ethanol; specialty a ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Pacific Ethanol.
The California, CA-based Pacific Ethanol, Inc. (PEIX) belongs to the Basic Industries sector and is categorized as a Major Chemicals company. The stock of Pacific Ethanol ended the previous year at a price of $0.65 per share. As of Aug 5, 2020, the stock price has reached $2.53 apiece, which indicates a change of 289.23 percent making the company rank among the top performing stocks of the Oil for the year 2020 till date. At the end of the last year, company's market capitalization stood at $35.95 million. It has now changed to $140.37 million as of writing. Pacific Ethanol continues to be a leading constituent of many major stock market indexes like Wilshire 5000 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.

Zion Oil and Gas

Zion Oil & Gas, Inc. operates as an oil and gas exploration company in Israel. It holds a petroleum exploration license onshore Israel, the Megiddo-Jezreel License that covers an area of approximately ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Zion Oil and Gas.
Rank number five in the coveted list is held by Zion Oil and Gas Inc (ZN) for being among the top performing stocks of 2020. Headquartered in Texas, TX, the Energy sector company is categorized under the industrial sub-sector of Oil & Gas E&P. Since the start of the year 2020, stock of Zion Oil and Gas has so far gained 176.06 percentage, based on the previous year's closing price of $0.17 per share and year-to-date price of $0.47 per share. During the same period, the market capitalization of the company changed from $16.85 million to $81.36 million. The stock of Zion Oil and Gas continues to be a major constituent of many leading stock indexes which include Wilshire 5000 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.

CryoPort

Cryoport, Inc. (Cryoport), incorporated on May 25, 1990, is a provider of cryogenic logistics solutions to the life sciences industry through its purpose-built packaging, information technology and specialized cold chain ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of CryoPort.
At number six in the list of top stocks stands CryoPort, Inc. (CYRX), which saw a change in its stock price from the level of $16.46 apiece during previous year December end to the price of $34.25 per share as of Aug 5, 2020. It translates to a change of 108.08 percentage. The California, CA-headquartered Transportation sector company also saw its market value change from $609.28 million to $1.31 billion. The Oil Refining and Marketing specialist also managed to outperform some of the major stock market indexes of which it is a part of. They include the Wilshire 5000 index, Russell 2000 index, and a handful of other multi-capitalization indexes.

US Energy

U.S. Energy Corp. (U.S. Energy), incorporated in 1966, is an independent energy company focused on the acquisition and development of oil and gas producing properties in the continental United States. ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of US Energy.
U.S. Energy Corp. (USEG) has moved by 86.42 percentage over the given period of 2020-YTD, helping it gain a place at number seven among the top performing stocks. The Energy sector company managed to achieve the feat as its stock price changed from $3.02 apiece to the price of $5.63 per share between the end of December of the previous year and Aug 5, 2020. The smart run of the Colorado, CO-based Oil & Gas E&P sector company lead to a handsome gain in its marketcap which changed from $4.44 million to $7.88 million over the same duration. US Energy is a key member of many popular stock market indexes. They include Wilshire 5000 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.

Mexco Energy

Mexco Energy Corporation, an independent oil and gas company, engages in the acquisition, exploration, development, and production of natural gas, crude oil, condensate, and natural gas liquids in the ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Mexco Energy.
The Texas, TX-based Energy sector company Mexco Energy Corporation (MXC) holds the number eight spot among the best performing stocks of the Oil sector. Classified as the Oil & Gas E&P business, the stock price of Mexco Energy ended the previous year at a price of $3.94 per share while it reached the level of $6.81 apiece as of Aug 5, 2020 translating to a percentage change in stock price of 72.84%. As of writing, the company's market-cap value stands at $13.89 million.

Range Resources

Range Resources Corporation operates as an independent natural gas, natural gas liquids (NGLs), and oil company. It engages in the exploration, development, and acquisition of natural gas and oil prop ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Range Resources.
Range Resources (RRC) generated percentage returns of 60.62 percent during the 2020 year-to-date. Its returns are based on the share price which moved from $4.85 per share from the previous year-end to the price of $7.79 per share as of Aug 5, 2020. The company's value, as indicated by the market-cap figure, changed from $1.22 billion to $2 billion during the same period.
The company is categorized as a Energy speciality business with further classification in the Oil & Gas E&P sub-category. Based in Fort Worth, Texas, the YTD performance of the Oil sector also fared better than that of the returns generated by some of the closley tracked stock market indexes. The company is a part of Wilshire 5000 index, Russell 2000 index, and a few other wider multi-cap stock market indexes.

Tengasco

Tengasco, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, explores for and produces oil and natural gas in the United States. It primarily holds interests in the oil and gas properties located in Kansas. As of ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Tengasco.
The number ten spot in the list of top performing stocks of the Oil sector is taken by Tengasco, Inc. (TGC). The company's stock price changed from $0.49 per share at the end of December of the previous year to the price of $0.74 per share as of writing. Overall, the stock managed to realized price change of 51.12 percent during the given time period. The corresponding change in the market capitalization value of the Tennessee, TN-based Energy sector company was from $4.97 million to $7.9 million. Being ranked in the top 10 best performing stocks of the Oil sector, the company also succeeded in outperforming the returns generated by some of the popular stock market indexes.
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