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

Talisman Energy ( TLM) pushed the Energy industry lower today making it today's featured Energy loser. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.3%. By the end of trading, Talisman Energy fell 22 cents (-1.9%) to $11.07 on average volume. Throughout the day, 5.5 million shares of Talisman Energy exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.4 million shares. The stock ranged in price between $10.98-$11.30 after having opened the day at $11.13 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $11.29. Other company's within the Energy industry that declined today were: Whiting USA Trust I ( WHX), down 34.4%, Sanchez Energy ( SN), down 10.9%, Cubic Energy ( QBC), down 10.1%, and Mexco Energy Corporation ( MXC), down 9.8%.

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 $11.27 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 11.5, below the average energy industry P/E ratio of 12.4 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 12.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Talisman Energy a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and four 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 positive front, Voyager Oil & Gas ( VOG), up 9.8%, Isramco ( ISRL), up 8.2%, GeoMet ( GMET), up 7.1%, and Bonanza Creek Energy ( BCEI), up 6.6%, were all gainers within the energy industry with Halliburton Company ( HAL) 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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