BOSTON ( TheStreet) -- Oil prices have dipped to a three-week low, hurt by a stronger U.S. dollar. Still, oil futures have risen almost 50% in the past year. Energy equipment and services stocks are protected from retreating oil prices. Here are the top three stocks in that sector, according to TheStreet's quantitative equity model.
2. FMC Technologies ( FTI) designs advanced technologies, including processing systems and high-pressure valves and fittings, for energy companies.
1. Dril-Quip ( DRQ) designs drilling equipment for harsh-offshore and deep-water environments, including wellheads and specialty connectors.