Editor's Note: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model. Valero Energy Corporation (VLO) pushed the Energy industry higher today making it today's featured energy winner. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.4%. By the end of trading, Valero Energy Corporation rose 84 cents (2.1%) to $41.44 on average volume. Throughout the day, 9.9 million shares of Valero Energy Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 10.6 million shares. The stock ranged in a price between $39.80-$41.48 after having opened the day at $40.32 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $40.60. Other companies within the Energy industry that increased today were: GeoPetro Resources Company (GPR), up 12.5%, Torch Energy Royalty (TRU), up 12.1%, Gastar Exploration (GST), up 5.1%, and Alon USA Energy (ALJ), up 5%.
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