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Anadarko Petroleum

(

APC

) pushed the Energy industry higher today making it today's featured energy winner. The industry as a whole was unchanged today. By the end of trading, Anadarko Petroleum rose $1.22 (1.4%) to $91.02 on average volume. Throughout the day, 3,110,176 shares of Anadarko Petroleum exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2,883,000 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $90.74-$92.10 after having opened the day at $91.95 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $89.80. Other companies within the Energy industry that increased today were:

Magnum Hunter Resources Corportion

(

MHR

), up 7.3%,

Lone Pine Resources

(

LPR

), up 5.6%,

Double Eagle Petroleum Company

(

DBLE

), up 5.3% and

Syntroleum Corporation

(

SYNM

), up 5.0%.

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. Shares are up 20.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 17 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

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations, compelling growth in net income and solid stock price performance. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results.

On the negative front,

Tengasco

(

TGC

), down 12.7%,

Global Geophysical Services

(

GGS

), down 6.2%,

Recon Technology

(

RCON

), down 5.5% and

TC Pipelines

(

TCP

), down 5.5% , were all laggards within the energy industry with

Valero Energy Corporation

(

VLO

) being today's energy industry laggard.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the energy industry could consider

Energy Select Sector SPDR

(

XLE

) while those bearish on the energy industry could consider

Proshares Short Oil & Gas

(

DDG

).

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