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

Sonde Resources

(

SOQ

), down 5.9%,

Barnwell Industries

(

BRN

), down 1.6%,

PostRock Energy

(

PSTR

), down 7.4%,

Escalera Resources

(

ESCR

), down 1.6% and

Mexco Energy

(

MXC

), down 6.4%.

TheStreet Ratings Group would like to highlight 3 stocks that pushed the industry lower today:

Tenaris

(

TS

) is one of the companies that pushed the Energy industry lower today. Tenaris was down $1.60 (3.4%) to $45.28 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 2,416,107 shares of Tenaris exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,053,700 shares. The stock ranged in price between $44.91-$46.78 after having opened the day at $46.48 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $46.88.

Tenaris S.A., through its subsidiaries, is engaged in the steel pipe manufacturing and distribution activities. Tenaris has a market cap of $27.4 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 7.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there is 1 analyst who rates Tenaris a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Ratings rates

Tenaris

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on TS go as follows:

  • TS's debt-to-equity ratio is very low at 0.07 and is currently below that of the industry average, implying that there has been very successful management of debt levels. To add to this, TS has a quick ratio of 1.91, which demonstrates the ability of the company to cover short-term liquidity needs.
  • 44.48% is the gross profit margin for TENARIS SA which we consider to be strong. It has increased from the same quarter the previous year. Along with this, the net profit margin of 16.37% is above that of the industry average.
  • Net operating cash flow has slightly increased to $611.84 million or 8.59% when compared to the same quarter last year. Despite an increase in cash flow, TENARIS SA's cash flow growth rate is still lower than the industry average growth rate of 49.33%.
  • Compared to where it was 12 months ago, the stock is up, but it has so far lagged the appreciation in the S&P 500. Turning our attention to the future direction of the stock, it goes without saying that even the best stocks can fall in an overall down market. However, in any other environment, this stock still has good upside potential despite the fact that it has already risen in the past year.
  • TENARIS SA reported flat earnings per share in the most recent quarter. The company has suffered a declining pattern of earnings per share over the past year. However, we anticipate this trend reversing over the coming year. During the past fiscal year, TENARIS SA reported lower earnings of $2.62 versus $2.88 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($2.76 versus $2.62).

You can view the full analysis from the report here:

Tenaris Ratings Report

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At the close,

PostRock Energy

(

PSTR

) was down $0.11 (7.4%) to $1.37 on average volume. Throughout the day, 31,245 shares of PostRock Energy exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 22,200 shares. The stock ranged in price between $1.35-$1.48 after having opened the day at $1.45 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $1.48.

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 $45.7 million and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 30.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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TheStreet Ratings rates

PostRock Energy

as a

sell

. Among the areas we feel are negative, one of the most important has been very high debt management risk by most measures.

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.
  • 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.
  • Compared to where it was 12 months ago, the stock is up, but it has so far lagged the appreciation in the S&P 500. Turning our attention to the future direction of the stock, we do not believe this stock offers ample reward opportunity to compensate for the risks, despite the fact that it rose over the past year.
  • 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 17.43%.

You can view the full analysis from the report here:

PostRock Energy Ratings Report

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Sonde Resources

(

SOQ

) was another company that pushed the Energy industry lower today. Sonde Resources was down $0.02 (5.9%) to $0.32 on light volume. Throughout the day, 6,883 shares of Sonde Resources exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 30,200 shares. The stock ranged in price between $0.32-$0.34 after having opened the day at $0.32 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $0.34.

Sonde Resources has a market cap of $19.5 million and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 49.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on SOQ go as follows:

You can view the full analysis from the report here:

Sonde Resources Ratings Report

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