Oil vs Gas

The oil & gas industry is comprised of companies involved in the exploration, extraction, refining, and transportation of oil and gas products. The industry also includes oil & gas companies that provide drilling and well-maintenance services. Some of the biggest names include Netherlands-based Royal Dutch Shell PLC (RDS.A), Exxon Mobil Corp. (XOM), and France-based Total SE (TOT).

Oil & gas stocks, as represented by the Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLE), have drastically underperformed the broader market over the past year. XLE has posted a total return of -27.3%, well below the Russell 1000's total return of 21.8%, as of December 7, 2020.1

All statistics in the tables below are as of December 8.

Here are the top 3 oil and gas stocks with the best value, the fastest growth, and the most momentum