Back to top

Image: Bigstock

Here's Why Range (RRC) is an Attractive Investment Bet Now

Read MoreHide Full Article

Range Resources Corporation (RRC - Free Report) has witnessed upward earnings estimate revisions for 2021 and 2022 in the past seven days. So far this year, the Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) stock has gained 192.3%.

What’s Favoring the Stock?

The price of natural gas has skyrocketed more than 108% so far this year. While we are heading toward the winter heating season, concerns have intensified over tight supplies of natural gas, owing to which its price recently touched a seven-year high mark.

Being a leading producer of natural gas and natural gas liquid (NGL) in the United States, the massive improvement in the commodity price is definitely a boon for Range Resources’ upstream operations.

In the Appalachia, the company has decades of low-risk drilling inventory, brightening up its production outlook. As compared to many other upstream players, the company has lower well costs per lateral foot.

The company has a strong focus on strengthening its balance sheet. Range Resources expects 2021 to be the fourth consecutive year of absolute debt reduction. On a positive note, the company has the lowest emission intensity among the upstream companies in the United States.

Other Stocks to Consider

Other prospective players in the energy space include Whiting Petroleum Corporation (WLL - Free Report) , Continental Resources, Inc. (CLR - Free Report) and Matador Resources Company (MTDR - Free Report) . All the stocks sport a Zacks Rank #1. You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank stocks here.

Whiting Petroleum has witnessed upward earnings estimate revisions for 2021 in the past 30 days.

Continental is expected to witness earnings growth of 428.2% in 2021.

Matador Resources has witnessed upward earnings estimate revisions for 2021 in the past 30 days.