What are some lucrative oil and gas stocks?


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Chevron and ExxonMobil are two of the largest and most profitable oil companies in the world, according to The Motley Fool. Both stocks trade on the New York Stock Exchange, and both companies represent two of the 30 stocks that comprise the Dow Jones Industrial Average, notes CNN Money.

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ExxonMobil’s current market capitalization is one of the largest in the Dow Jones Industrial Average, where it currently stands at $331.2 billion as of 2015, notes CNN Money. ExxonMobil averages 11 million shares of stock traded per day, while Chevron averages 7.4 million shares of stock traded per day. Chevron’s market capitalization is $207 billion as of 2015, states The Motley Fool. Other lucrative oil and gas companies that are direct competitors of Chevron and ExxonMobil include Petrobras and Royal Dutch Shell.

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