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Energy Stocks: This Week's Winners and Losers

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Key Energy Services (KEG - Get Report), EV Energy Partners (EVEP - Get Report), Tesoro (TSO - Get Report) and Complete Production Services (CPX) were top performers last week, while J.A. Solar (JASO - Get Report), Forest Oil (FST) and Trina Solar (TSL - Get Report) eroded substantial value.

Among the advancers the past week, Key Energy Services and EV Energy Partners topped the charts, gaining 10.9% and 10.8%, respectively.

Tesoro rose 10.7% over the week, as Barclays Capital has raised the stock's rating to overweight from equal weight with a target price of $37 per share. Tesoro's Los Angeles refinery, temporarily shutdown, is ramping up towards normal operations.

Complete Production Services rose 10.1% after J.P. Morgan rated the stock overweight with a target price of $42 per share.

InterOil (IOC) and SunPower (SPWRA) gained 9.8% and 9.5%, respectively.

Oil States International (OIS - Get Report) moved up 9.3% as CLSA has raised the stock's rating to buy from outperform. The brokerage has raised the target price to $95 per share from $94.

Halliburton advanced 9% this week.

G.T. Solar (SOLR) rose 8.7% after receiving equipment orders worth $81.7 million from two customers in Asia. The orders were for equipment to produce poly-silicon used in the manufacture of solar cells.

Among other movers, Patterson-UTI Energy (PTEN - Get Report) advanced 8.6%, RPC Inc (RES - Get Report) rose 7.7%, Superior Energy Services (SPN - Get Report) grew 7.7% and Seacor Holdings (CKH - Get Report) added 7.4%,

Helmerich & Payne (HP - Get Report) moved up 7.4% last week after signing agreements to build and operate 12 FlexRigs, for delivery to eight exploration and production companies during fiscal 2012.

Oceaneering International (OII - Get Report) gained 7.1% during the week.

National-Oilwell Varco (NOV - Get Report) piled 6.8% on plans to acquire Ameron International, a manufacturer of fiberglass-composite pipes for a consideration of $85 per share in all an all-cash transaction valuing Ameron at $772 million, or 7.1 times its estimated 2012 EBITDA.

Other winners included Whiting Petroleum (WLL - Get Report) up 6.6%, while Continental Resources (CLR - Get Report) gained 6.3%. Atlas Energy (ATLS) rose 6.2%, whereas Anadarko Petroleum (APC - Get Report) and Schlumberger (SLB - Get Report) gained 6.1% each. Nexen (NXY) improved 6.0%, Concho Resources (CXO - Get Report) piled 5.8% and YPF (YPF - Get Report) advanced 5.8%.

J.A. Solar Holdings was the top lagger, shedding 8.2% as a drop in polysilicon prices could affect the company's competitiveness. The company has signed long-term purchase contracts with producers like GCL-Poly Energy Holdings and Wacker Chemie.

Forest Oil Corporation shed 7.5%.

Trina Solar declined 5.6% as Zacks has maintained a sell on the stock.
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