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Two out of the three major indices traded up today One out of the three major indices traded up today The three major indices are trading lower today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading down 30.21 points (-0.2%) at 16,882 as of Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 3:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,028 issues advancing vs. 1,986 declining with 144 unchanged.

The Energy industry as a whole closed the day down 0.7% versus the S&P 500, which was up 0.1%. Top gainers within the Energy industry included

PostRock Energy

(

PSTR

), up 2.3%,

Escalera Resources

(

ESCR

), up 1.8%,

Andatee China Marine Fuel Services

(

AMCF

), up 2.9%,

Double Eagle Petroleum Company

(

DBLE

), up 1.8% and

New Concept Energy

(

GBR

), up 10.3%.

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

Double Eagle Petroleum Company

(

DBLE

) is one of the companies that pushed the Energy industry higher today. Double Eagle Petroleum Company was up $0.04 (1.8%) to $2.33 on light volume. Throughout the day, 16,278 shares of Double Eagle Petroleum Company exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 53,800 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $2.29-$2.34 after having opened the day at $2.29 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $2.29.

Double Eagle Petroleum Company has a market cap of $33.4 million and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 3.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on DBLE go as follows:

You can view the full analysis from the report here:

Double Eagle Petroleum Company Ratings Report

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At the close,

Andatee China Marine Fuel Services

(

AMCF

) was up $0.05 (2.9%) to $1.75 on light volume. Throughout the day, 2,246 shares of Andatee China Marine Fuel Services exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 49,800 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $1.62-$1.75 after having opened the day at $1.73 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $1.70.

Andatee China Marine Fuel Services Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in the production, storage, distribution, and trading of blended marine fuel oil for cargo and fishing vessels in the People's Republic of China. Andatee China Marine Fuel Services has a market cap of $17.5 million and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are unchanged year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are no analysts who rate Andatee China Marine Fuel Services a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Andatee China Marine Fuel Services as a

sell

. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its feeble growth in its earnings per share, deteriorating net income, generally high debt management risk, disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on AMCF go as follows:

  • The debt-to-equity ratio is very high at 4.12 and currently higher than the industry average, implying increased risk associated with the management of debt levels within the company. To add to this, AMCF has a quick ratio of 0.62, this demonstrates the lack of ability of the company to cover short-term liquidity needs.
  • Return on equity has greatly decreased when compared to its ROE from the same quarter one year prior. This is a signal of major weakness within the corporation. Compared to other companies in the Oil, Gas & Consumable Fuels industry and the overall market, ANDATEE CHINA MARINE FUEL's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • ANDATEE CHINA MARINE FUEL has experienced a steep decline in earnings per share in the most recent quarter in comparison to its performance from the same quarter a year ago. The company has reported a trend of declining earnings per share over the past two years. During the past fiscal year, ANDATEE CHINA MARINE FUEL swung to a loss, reporting -$0.11 versus $0.17 in the prior year.
  • The company, on the basis of change in net income from the same quarter one year ago, has significantly underperformed when compared to that of the S&P 500 and the Oil, Gas & Consumable Fuels industry. The net income has significantly decreased by 1121.5% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, falling from $0.34 million to -$3.42 million.
  • The gross profit margin for ANDATEE CHINA MARINE FUEL is currently extremely low, coming in at 8.50%. Regardless of AMCF's low profit margin, it has managed to increase from the same period last year. Despite the mixed results of the gross profit margin, AMCF's net profit margin of -8.15% significantly underperformed when compared to the industry average.

You can view the full analysis from the report here:

Andatee China Marine Fuel Services Ratings Report

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PostRock Energy

(

PSTR

) was another company that pushed the Energy industry higher today. PostRock Energy was up $0.03 (2.3%) to $1.36 on light volume. Throughout the day, 483 shares of PostRock Energy exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 31,400 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $1.36-$1.37 after having opened the day at $1.36 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $1.33.

PostRock Energy Corporation, an independent oil and gas company, is engaged in the acquisition, exploration, development, production, and gathering of crude oil and natural gas. PostRock Energy has a market cap of $41.1 million and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 14.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are no analysts who rate PostRock Energy a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates PostRock Energy as a

sell

. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its generally high debt management risk and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on PSTR go as follows:

  • Currently the debt-to-equity ratio of 1.69 is quite high overall and when compared to the industry average, suggesting that the current management of debt levels should be re-evaluated. Along with the unfavorable debt-to-equity ratio, PSTR maintains a poor quick ratio of 0.85, which illustrates the inability to avoid short-term cash problems.
  • PSTR has underperformed the S&P 500 Index, declining 24.46% from its price level of one year ago. The fact that the stock is now selling for less than others in its industry in relation to its current earnings is not reason enough to justify a buy rating at this time.
  • The company's current return on equity greatly increased when compared to its ROE from the same quarter one year prior. This is a signal of significant strength within the corporation. Compared to other companies in the Oil, Gas & Consumable Fuels industry and the overall market, POSTROCK ENERGY CORP's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • The gross profit margin for POSTROCK ENERGY CORP is rather high; currently it is at 52.89%. It has increased significantly from the same period last year. Regardless of the strong results of the gross profit margin, the net profit margin of -29.00% is in-line with the industry average.
  • Net operating cash flow has significantly increased by 153.69% to $1.52 million when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, POSTROCK ENERGY CORP has also vastly surpassed the industry average cash flow growth rate of 16.72%.

You can view the full analysis from the report here:

PostRock Energy Ratings Report

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