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) pushed the Energy industry higher today making it today's featured energy winner. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.2%. By the end of trading, Hess rose $1.16 (1.6%) to $73.19 on average volume. Throughout the day, 3,666,630 shares of Hess exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3,036,000 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $72.12-$73.72 after having opened the day at $73.08 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $72.03. Other companies within the Energy industry that increased today were:

Barnwell Industries



), up 9.5%,

Samson Oil & Gas



), up 7.3%,

Constellation Energy Partners



), up 6.2% and

BMB Munai



), up 5.6%.

Hess Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an independent energy company worldwide. It operates in two segments, Exploration and Production (E&P), and Marketing and Refining (M&R). Hess has a market cap of $25.1 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 38.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Hess a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates


as a


. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and attractive valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow.

On the negative front,

Lone Pine Resources



), down 41.4%,




), down 9.6%,

Hugoton Royalty



), down 7.1% and

Comstock Resources



), down 5.7% , were all laggards within the energy industry with

National Oilwell Varco



) 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



) while those bearish on the energy industry could consider

Proshares Short Oil & Gas




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