Table: Best Picks in Energy

Company/Symbol Price* P-E Ratio**
ChevronTexaco CVX $75.05 13
It has resolved its merger and Dynegy-related problems
ConocoPhillips COP 54.31 10
Cost-cutting and a strong refining business are boosting the stock
Frontier Oil FTO 15.94 9
An acquisition will give it five profitable niche refineries
Shell Canada T.SHC (cn) 53.10 15
Diversified subsidiary benefits from growth in Canadian and U.S. markets
Suncor Energy SU 19.39 13
Increasing production from its oil-sands play will flow to the bottom line
Western Gas Resources WGR 40.71 18
Equipped with an extensive pipeline network, it's enjoying strong growth in natural-gas production
*June 13
**Based on estimated 2003 earnings
Data: BusinessWeek, Bloomberg Financial Markets

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