The energy industry closed the day up 3.1%. Cano Petroleum Inc ( CFW), FieldPoint Petroleum Corporation ( FPP), Andatee China Marine Fuel Services Corporat ( AMCF), and Royale Energy Inc ( ROYL) were all decliners today within the energy industry with Ivanhoe Energy Inc ( IVAN) being today's featured energy loser. Ivanhoe Energy Inc fell 3 cents (-2.1%) to $1.38 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 1.3 million shares of Ivanhoe Energy Inc exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 742,600 shares.

Ivanhoe Energy Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the development and production of oil and gas properties. Ivanhoe Energy Inc has a market cap of $406.1 million and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 48.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Ivanhoe Energy as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its disappointing return on equity, weak operating cash flow and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself.

On the positive front, ATP Oil & Gas ( ATPG), Isramco Inc ( ISRL), Clayton Williams Energy Inc ( CWEI), and Abraxas Petroleum Corporation ( AXAS) were all gainers within the energy industry with Exxon Mobil Corporation ( XOM) 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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