Deep Dive: U.S. oil companies expected to produce gusher profits — and big gains for investors

Oil companies, buoyed by the rising price of crude oil, are set for major profit recoveries over the next two years, which means patient investors could finally make money again in the once-beleaguered sector.

The stalling of the oil rally last year sent energy stocks reeling, but what many investors may not realize is that most of the biggest energy companies swung to profits.

Looking ahead, we have put together a list of those expected by analysts to show double-digit increases in earnings for 2018 and 2019.

This chart tells the 2017 tale of woe for investors who were looking to make a quick gain on the rising tide of oil:

>>> Original Source <<<