The energy industry closed the day up 0.8%. Cal Dive International Inc ( DVR), Camac Energy Inc ( CAK), Geokinetics Inc ( GOK), and Longwei Petroleum Investment Holding Limite ( LPH) were all winners today within the energy industry with Schlumberger ( SLB) being today's featured energy winner. Schlumberger rose $1.42 (1.9%) to $75.96 on average volume. Throughout the day, 10.8 million shares of Schlumberger exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 13 million shares.

Schlumberger Limited, together with its subsidiaries, supplies technology, integrated project management, and information solutions to the oil and gas exploration and production industries worldwide. Schlumberger has a market cap of $91.8 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.8, above the average energy industry P/E ratio of 20.1 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 9.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Schlumberger as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow.

On the negative front, Sinopec Shanghai Petrochemical Company Limi ( SHI), Clayton Williams Energy Inc ( CWEI), GeoGlobal Resources Inc ( GGR), and Gulf Island Fabrication Inc ( GIFI) were all losers within the energy industry with Total ( TOT) being today's energy industry Loser Spotlight stock.

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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