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Anadarko Petroleum



) pushed the Energy industry lower today making it today's featured Energy laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.7%. By the end of trading, Anadarko Petroleum fell $0.96 (-1.1%) to $90.50 on average volume. Throughout the day, 3,158,032 shares of Anadarko Petroleum exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3,385,300 shares. The stock ranged in price between $90.32-$91.54 after having opened the day at $90.68 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $91.46. Other companies within the Energy industry that declined today were:

Lone Pine Resources



), down 14.9%,

Andatee China Marine Fuel Services Corporat



), down 10.4%,

Houston American Energy Corporation



), down 10.0% and

Royale Energy



), down 6.9%.

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Anadarko Petroleum Corporation engages in the exploration, development, production, and marketing of natural gas, crude oil, condensate, and natural gas liquids (NGLs) in the United States and internationally. Anadarko Petroleum has a market cap of $44.8 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 65.2, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 20.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 20 analysts that rate Anadarko Petroleum a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Anadarko Petroleum

as a


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

On the positive front,

InterOil Corporation



), down 7.5%,

YPF Sociedad Anonima



), down 7.5%,

Key Energy Services



), down 6.8% and

U.S. Energy



), down 6.7% , were all gainers within the energy industry with

EOG Resources



) being today's featured energy industry leader.

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