Cameron International Corporation (CAM): Today's Featured Energy Winner

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Cameron International Corporation ( CAM) pushed the Energy industry higher today making it today's featured energy winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.4%. By the end of trading, Cameron International Corporation rose 75 cents (1.4%) to $53.92 on average volume. Throughout the day, 2.4 million shares of Cameron International Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.1 million shares. The stock ranged in a price between $52.82-$54.01 after having opened the day at $53.28 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $53.17. Other companies within the Energy industry that increased today were: Andatee China Marine Fuel Services Corporat ( AMCF), up 19.8%, Voyager Oil & Gas ( VOG), up 10.7%, Zion Oil & Gas ( ZN), up 10.3%, and ATP Oil & Gas ( ATPG), up 8.7%.

Cameron International Corporation provides flow equipment products, systems, and services worldwide. Cameron International Corporation has a market cap of $12.78 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 22.5, equal to the average energy industry P/E ratio and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 4.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 16 analysts that rate Cameron International Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and two rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Cameron International Corporation 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, good cash flow from operations, increase in net income and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself.

On the negative front, Geokinetics ( GOK), down 16.7%, HyperDynamics Corporation ( HDY), down 7.4%, InterOil Corporation ( IOC), down 6.4%, and VAALCO Energy ( EGY), down 6%, were all laggards within the energy industry with Hess ( HES) being today's energy industry laggard.

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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