The energy industry closed the day up 2.4%. Mission NewEnergy ( MNEL), BPZ Resources Inc ( BPZ), Pyramid Oil Company ( PDO), and HKN Inc ( HKN) were all decliners today within the energy industry with Blueknight Energy Partners G.P. L.L.C ( BKEP) being today's featured energy loser. Blueknight Energy Partners G.P. L.L.C fell 40 cents (-6%) to $6.25 on light volume. Throughout the day, 19,695 shares of Blueknight Energy Partners G.P. L.L.C exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 26,500 shares.

Blueknight Energy Partners, L.P., together with its subsidiaries, provides integrated terminalling, storage, processing, gathering, and transportation services for companies engaged in the production, distribution and marketing of crude oil and asphalt products in the United States. Blueknight Energy Partners G.P. L.L.C has a market cap of $125.9 million and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 14.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Blueknight Energy Partners G.P. L.L.C as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its feeble growth in its earnings per share, deteriorating net income and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself.

On the positive front, Lucas Energy Inc ( LEI), Tri-Valley Corporation ( TIV), Cal Dive International Inc ( DVR), and FieldPoint Petroleum Corporation ( FPP) were all gainers within the energy industry with Schlumberger ( SLB) being today's featured energy industry winner.

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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