Talisman Energy Inc (TLM): Today's Featured Energy Winner

Talisman Energy ( TLM) pushed the Energy industry higher today making it today's featured energy winner. The industry as a whole closed the day down 1.5%. By the end of trading, Talisman Energy rose 34 cents (3.2%) to $11.24 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 9.2 million shares of Talisman Energy exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.5 million shares. The stock ranged in a price between $10.72-$11.30 after having opened the day at $10.79 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $10.90. Other companies within the Energy industry that increased today were: Double Eagle Petroleum Company ( DBLE), up 12.7%, HyperDynamics Corporation ( HDY), up 10.4%, GeoGlobal Resources ( GGR), up 9.8%, and Longwei Petroleum Investment Holding Limite ( LPH), up 9.1%.

Talisman Energy Inc., an upstream oil and gas company, engages in the exploration, development, production, transportation, and marketing of crude oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids. It primarily operates in North America, the North Sea, and southeast Asia. Talisman Energy has a market cap of $10.73 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 11, below the average energy industry P/E ratio of 11.9 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 18.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are nine analysts that rate Talisman Energy a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and five rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Talisman Energy as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, revenue growth and reasonable valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself and generally poor debt management.

On the negative front, Midstates Petroleum ( MPO), down 13.3%, ATP Oil & Gas ( ATPG), down 12.3%, New Concept Energy ( GBR), down 10.8%, and GeoMet ( GMET), down 10.6%, were all losers within the energy industry with ConocoPhillips ( COP) being today's energy industry loser.

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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