Energy stocks have perked up — here are Wall Street’s favorite sector plays – MarketWatch

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A combination of economic growth, rising demand and supply disruptions point to more upside for oil prices and energy stocks

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Among energy stocks in the Russell 3000 Index, analysts expect Clean Energy Fuels and Renewable Energy to rise the most over the next year.

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Energy stocks have strengthened over the past month, but they curiously still trail the remarkable increase in oil prices. Even with crude oil prices up 61% this year, analysts at J.P. Morgan think the U.S. economy can “support” another 66% increase without a significant detriment to consumers’ financial health.

A list of favorite energy stocks among Wall Street analysts is listed below.