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Tesoro Corporation



) pushed the Energy industry higher today making it today's featured energy winner. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.4%. By the end of trading, Tesoro Corporation rose $0.47 (1.1%) to $43.79 on average volume. Throughout the day, 4,126,727 shares of Tesoro Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3,173,300 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $42.97-$43.94 after having opened the day at $43.24 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $43.32. Other companies within the Energy industry that increased today were:

Houston American Energy Corporation



), up 14.5%,

Goodrich Petroleum



), up 10.1%,

CKX Lands



), up 8.4% and

Resolute Energy



), up 6.4%.

Tesoro Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in refining and marketing petroleum products in the United States. It operates in two segments, Refining and Retail. Tesoro Corporation has a market cap of $6.1 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 2.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Tesoro Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Tesoro Corporation

as a


. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, attractive valuation levels 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.

On the negative front,

GeoPetro Resources Company



), down 26.2%,




), down 7.8%,

ZaZa Energy



), down 7.6% and

Recovery Energy



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




) being today's energy industry laggard.

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Energy Select Sector SPDR



) while those bearish on the energy industry could consider

Proshares Short Oil & Gas




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