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3 Stocks Advancing The Energy Industry

Editor's Note: Any reference to TheStreet Ratings and its underlying recommendation does not reflect the opinion of TheStreet, Inc. or any of its contributors including Jim Cramer or Stephanie Link.

All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 117 points (-0.7%) at 16,295 as of Monday, April 7, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 843 issues advancing vs. 2,136 declining with 146 unchanged.

The Energy industry currently sits down 1.1% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.8%. A company within the industry that increased today was Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras ( PBR), up 4.7%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Cheniere Energy ( LNG), down 4.4%, Baker Hughes ( BHI), down 2.1%, Williams Companies ( WMB), down 2.0%, Kinder Morgan ( KMI), down 2.0% and Marathon Petroleum ( MPC), down 1.9%.

TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the industry higher today:

3. Ultrapar Participacoes ( UGP) is one of the companies pushing the Energy industry higher today. As of noon trading, Ultrapar Participacoes is up $0.75 (3.0%) to $25.40 on light volume. Thus far, 128,060 shares of Ultrapar Participacoes exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 352,800 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $24.91-$25.43 after having opened the day at $25.03 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $24.65.

Ultrapar Holdings Inc. is engaged in the fuel distribution and chemical businesses in Brazil. It operates in four segments: Gas Distribution, Fuel Distribution, Chemicals, and Storage. Ultrapar Participacoes has a market cap of $13.0 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 4.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 2 analysts who rate Ultrapar Participacoes a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Ultrapar Participacoes as a buy. Get the full Ultrapar Participacoes Ratings Report now.

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