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Energy Stocks: Winners & Losers

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) - RPC (RES - Get Report), Complete Production Services (CPX) and Halliburton (HAL - Get Report) were top gainers last week, while Trina Solar (TSL - Get Report) Suntech Power (STP) and Yingli Green Energy (YGE) headed the losers' list last week.

RPC and Completed Production Services, in the wake of better-than-expected sales in the first quarter of 2011, topped the charts, gaining 16% and 15.6%, respectively. RPC's sales grew 115.3%, while CPX had year-over-year sales growth of 88.1%.

Halliburton advanced 12.4% last week on a Jefferies nod. The brokerage reiterated a buy on the stock after the March quarter results and raised its price target from $59 to $63.

Other prominent winners for the week included Rosetta Resources (ROSE) and Precision Drilling (PDS), up 8.6% each.

CARBO Ceramics (CRR - Get Report) swung 8.5% higher after the stock was included in the S&P Midcap 400, replacing Beckman Coulter.

Petrohawk Energy (HK - Get Report) surged 8.2% after KeyBanc maintained a buy on the stock and raised its price target from $28 to $36.

Key Energy Services (KEG - Get Report) edged 7.8% higher at the close last week.

Baker Hughes (BHI - Get Report) rose 7.5% last week, after the company was issued a U.S. patent for its "Acoustic Fluid Analyzer" method. Meanwhile, the company's sales during the quarter ending Dec. 2010 were 82% higher than the same quarter last year. Baker is scheduled to release its first-quarter 2011 earnings on April 27, 2011.

Another front liner, QEP Resources (QEP - Get Report) edged 6.9% higher last week.

SandRidge Energy (SD - Get Report) advanced 6.8%. Morgan Stanley maintained an overweight rating on the stock with a price target of $15.

SM Energy (SM - Get Report) notched up 6.6% gains during the week.

Buckeye Partners (BPL - Get Report) rose 6.3% after UBS upgraded the stock's rating from neutral to buy with a price target of $68, up from $65.

Other stocks, such as Unit Corp (UNT - Get Report), Enbridge Energy Management (EEQ), Patterson-UTI Energy (PTEN - Get Report), Oil States International (OIS - Get Report) and El Paso (EP), were up 6.2%, 6.1%, 6.1%, 6.0% and 5.6%, respectively.

Oil giants ConocoPhillips (COP - Get Report), Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A - Get Report), Petroleo Brasileiro (PBR - Get Report) and Total (TOT - Get Report) gained 3.1%, 1.8%, 3.5% and 1%, respectively.

Trina Solar was the top loser, declining 6.7% during the week. The stock is rated neutral at Roth Capital, with a 12-month target price of $30.

Suntech Power dipped 6.65% during the week.

Yingli Energy fell 5.5% last week. The stock is rated neutral at Roth Capital, with a 12-month target price of $12.
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