43% surge: ASX 200 shares that could rake it in this year

Research forecasts a massive spike in crude oil prices. Which stocks can take advantage of this boom?
The post 43% surge: ASX 200 shares that could rake it in this year appeared first on The Motley Fool Australia. –

Despite the Delta strain giving the COVID-19 pandemic a second wind, the value of one commodity is expected to skyrocket.

Research firm IBISWorld reported this week that it expects the global price for crude oil to rise a whopping 42.9% this year.

Oil prices plummeted in 2020 after the coronavirus spread around the world, suppressing long distance travel as well as daily commuting.

“Oil prices remain volatile, with demand conditions still depressed due to the ongoing pandemic,” said IBISWorld senior industry analyst James Thomson.

“However, recovering demand conditions and OPEC’s willingness to limit supply will likely support prices in the short term.”

For Australian oil producers, declining domestic demand will force them to turn to overseas markets over the coming 5 years, according to IBISWorld.

“Exports are projected to account for over 90% of Australian production volume in 2021-22, up from around 80% five years ago. The Office of the Chief Economist expects Australia’s oil exports to grow by over 40% in 2021-22, to $10.9 billion.”

Which ASX 200 shares can benefit from the oil price boost?

Some of the S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) companies that could take advantage of the 43% boost in crude oil prices are:

Santos Ltd (ASX: STO)

Oil Search Ltd (ASX: OSH)

Woodside Petroleum Limited (ASX: WPL)

Ampol Ltd (ASX: ALD)

Beach Energy Ltd (ASX: BPT)

Oil Search and Santos are in a complicated dance at the moment with the latter trying to acquire the former. Both ASX shares are falling while the Papua New Guinea government might even have a say in the proposal.

Santos fell 1.24% on Thursday and Oil Search dipped 1.51%. Both stocks have gone sideways this year.

Woodside shares have fallen more than 5.9% this year. But The Motley Fool has previously reported that its dividends might be the best in the energy sector.

Ampol is slightly different to the other companies as it also runs a retail network for its petroleum as well. A couple of weeks ago, Macquarie Group Ltd (ASX: MQG) rated it as a ‘buy’ for the potential of a capital return during the August reporting season.

Beach Energy has had an unhappy year, with its shares losing almost 35% in value. The Motley Fool reported that it is actually the worst-performing ASX energy stock so far in 2021. Disappointing third quarter results revealed in late April seems to have been the catalyst. Beach Energy shares lost an eye-watering 22% that fateful day.

The post 43% surge: ASX 200 shares that could rake it in this year appeared first on The Motley Fool Australia.

Wondering where you should invest $1,000 right now?

When investing expert Scott Phillips has a stock tip, it can pay to listen. After all, the flagship Motley Fool Share Advisor newsletter he has run for more than eight years has provided thousands of paying members with stock picks that have doubled, tripled or even more.*

Scott just revealed what he believes could be the five best ASX stocks for investors to buy right now. These stocks are trading at near dirt-cheap prices and Scott thinks they could be great buys right now.

*Returns as of May 24th 2021

More reading

5 things to watch on the ASX 200 on Friday

Oil Search (ASX:OSH) share price sliding amid fresh merger concerns
Here are the best and worst performing ASX 200 energy shares of 2021

Why ASX Energy shares are the worst performers today

ASX 200 midday update: Energy shares drop, Resolute jumps, Xero higher

Motley Fool contributor Tony Yoo owns shares of Macquarie Group Limited. The Motley Fool Australia’s parent company Motley Fool Holdings Inc. has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of and has recommended Macquarie Group Limited. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy. This article contains general investment advice only (under AFSL 400691). Authorised by Bruce Jackson.

Trade The World Anywhere & Anytime!

Mobile app platform with over 50,000 global listed securities across 12 markets (over 70% global market capitalisation), right from your Android or iOS device.

Integrated with exclusive trading idea and investment analysis tools to help you find actionable insight on virtually every financial instrument across our 12 global markets, to help you optimise your trading strategies.

Refer Your Friends

Tell your friends about Monex and gift them FREE access to our trading tools.

We respect your privacy and will only send this one email notification to your friends. 

Share With Your Friends

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin

Monex Trading Tools Access and Usage Terms

The Monex Trading Tools (referred to as ‘tools’ hereafter) are available to you inside your client portal;

To activate access to the tools, you must have a verified and approved trading account and have made a deposit of at least AUD $1000.

An active and funded account with a positive trading balance is required to continue to have access to the tools;

Although the tools are available to you indefinitely, Monex Securities may at it’s discretion disable access to the tools in the future;

Monex securities reserves the right to change these terms and conditions from time to time, as it sees fit, without notice.

Important Notice
iOS & Android App - 12 International Markets & Over 70% Global Market Cap. $0 Brokerage On US Trades. Click Here!