Suncor Energy Inc (SU): Today's Featured Energy Loser

Suncor Energy ( SU) pushed the Energy industry lower today making it today's featured Energy loser. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.5%. By the end of trading, Suncor Energy fell 17 cents (-0.6%) to $27.36 on light volume. Throughout the day, 3.9 million shares of Suncor Energy exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.2 million shares. The stock ranged in price between $26.77-$27.40 after having opened the day at $27.21 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $27.53. Other company's within the Energy industry that declined today were: Andatee China Marine Fuel Services Corporat ( AMCF), down 22.4%, Ivanhoe Energy ( IVAN), down 11.8%, Geokinetics ( GOK), down 10%, and Halcon Resources ( HK), down 8.6%.

Suncor Energy Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as an integrated energy company. Suncor Energy has a market cap of $42.16 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 8.9, below the average energy industry P/E ratio of 9.3 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 6.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate Suncor Energy a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Suncor Energy as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and revenue growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including weak operating cash flow, poor profit margins and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself.

On the positive front, Tengasco ( TGC), up 12.7%, Basic Energy Services ( BAS), up 8.4%, Newpark Resources ( NR), up 8.3%, and Lone Pine Resources ( LPR), up 8.1%, were all gainers within the energy industry with Chevron ( CVX) 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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