NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Baker Hughes ( BHI), Teekay LNG Partners ( TGP) and Frontline ( FTO) emerged as top gainers in the energy industry last week, while Trina Solar ( TSL), Apache ( APA) and Murphy Oil ( MUR) headed the losers' list. Baker Hughes gained 14.1%, topping the energy gainers, after announcing higher-than-expected earnings for the fourth quarter. Citigroup raised its target for Baker Hughes to $63 from $58, while maintaining a hold rating. Morgan Stanley raised its price target to $100 from $90, and maintained an overweight rating. Teekay LNG Partners rose 13%. During the week, the company declared a cash distribution of 63 cents a unit for the fourth quarter, implying an increase of 3 cents, or 5% from the prior quarter. "The partnership's growing portfolio of long-term, fixed-rate charters continues to provide a stable and increasing base of distributable cash flow," said Peter Evensen, CEO of Teekay, in a press release. "Today's distribution increase primarily reflects the incremental distributable cash flow resulting from the partnership's November 2010 acquisition of a 50% interest in two LNG carriers under long-term, fixed-rate charters with Excelerate Energy LP." Carbo Ceramics ( CRR) advanced 12.8% after reporting fourth-quarter earnings of 90 cents a share vs. consensus of 79 cents. The stock was raised to outperform at BMO Capital markets, while Global Hunter Securities cut the rating to accumulate from buy. Halliburton ( HAL) gained around 12% last week. Madison Williams upgraded Halliburton to buy from accumulate. Citigroup raised its price target to $56 from $50, maintaining its buy rating on the stock. Holly ( HOC) rose 11.9% following declaration of cash distribution of 84.5 cents a unit for the fourth quarter vs. 83.5 cents distributed in the prior quarter. Helmerich & Payne ( HP) advanced 11.3% after reporting first-quarter earnings of 96 cents a share vs. consensus of 82 cents a share. Revenue came in at $594.6 million vs. consensus $559.4 million. Brigham Exploration ( BEXP) surged 11.1% after announcing a production of 11,384 barrels of oil equivalent per day (boe/d) vs. the forecast of10,200-10,800 boe/d.
Patterson-UTI Energy ( PTEN) and Frontline ( FRO) rose 9.9% and 8.8%, respectively. Patterson-UTI Energy was upgraded to focus list from overweight at Johnson Rice. Meanwhile, Frontline was rated buy at Deutsche Bank. Rosetta Resources ( ROSE) gained 8.3% after the stock was upgraded to buy from accumulate at Global Hunter Securities. Other winners include Oasis Petroleum ( OAS), Whiting Petroleum ( WLL), El Paso ( EP) and FMC Technologies ( FTI), up 10.4%, 6.9%, 6.8% and 6.6%, respectively. Trina Solar was the top loser, erasing 8.9% of the stock's value. Other solar stocks such as JA Solar Holdings ( JASO), Suntech Power Holdings ( JASO), GT Solar International ( SOLR), LDK Solar ( LDK) and Yingli Green Energy Holdings ( YGE) declined around 7.9%, 7.1%, 6.9%, 6.6% and 0.5%, respectively. Apache shed 8.6% on concerns that its operations in Egypt could be disrupted as political unrest is rocking the country. Apache's Egyptian operations account for around 20% to 25% of the company's production. Murphy Oil retreated 8.6% during the week. Net income for the fourth quarter dropped to $174.1 million, or 90 cents a share, from $318.9 million, or $1.65 a share -- about 11 cents less than the consensus EPS estimates. After the earnings release, Howard Weil cut the stock to market perform from market outperform. Cnooc ( CEO) dipped around 7.7%. During the week, the company announced paying $570 million in cash for a 33% stake in Chesapeake Energy's ( CHK) Niobrara shale project. YPF SA ( YPF) and Diamond Offshore Drilling ( DO) lost around 4.8% and 4.3%, respectively. Analysts at Independent Research GmbH cut YPF to hold from buy. Meanwhile, Dahlman Rose cut Diamond Offshore to hold from buy. Among others, BP Prudhoe Bay Royalty Trust ( BPT), Sasol ( SSL), Superior Energy Services ( SNP), TransAtlantic Petroleum ( TAT) and Occidental Petroleum ( OXY) dropped around 7.3%, 5.5%, 4.5%, 4.3% and 4.2%, respectively.