A Frontier Market You Can Play Safely

Petroleum refiner HollyFrontier (HFC) is a volatile stock. This is because the company's quarterly results vary widely depending on the crack spread -- the differential between crude prices and those of the petroleum extracted from it -- as well as crude oil pricing and political events.

The lack of smooth earnings hasn't kept HollyFrontier from posting good results over time. Its worst year was 2013, at $3.64 per share, while 2012 came in at $8.38 when oil spiked higher. Current-year estimates center on $5. The stock closed at $45.04 Tuesday, putting the forward price-to-earnings multiple at just 9x....368 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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