5 Stocks Pushing The Energy Industry Lower

Editor's Note: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model

Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 10 points (-0.1%) at 13,082 as of Monday, Nov. 5, 2012, 1:34 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,351 issues advancing vs. 1,574 declining with 129 unchanged.

The Energy industry currently sits up 0.5% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Penn West Petroleum ( PWE), down 4.2%, and Eni SpA ( E), down 1.6%. Top gainers within the industry include Cameron International Corporation ( CAM), up 4.1%, Marathon Petroleum ( MPC), up 3.7% and Continental Resources ( CLR), up 1.2%.

TheStreet Ratings group would like to highlight 5 stocks pushing the industry lower today:

5. Total ( TOT) is one of the companies pushing the Energy industry lower today. As of noon trading, Total is down $0.70 (-1.4%) to $49.72 on light volume Thus far, 1.1 million shares of Total exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $49.67-$50.08 after having opened the day at $49.84 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $50.42.

TOTAL S.A., together with its subsidiaries, operates as an integrated oil and gas company worldwide. The company operates in three segments: Upstream, Downstream, and Chemicals. Total has a market cap of $114.4 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 7.2, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 0.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Total a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Total as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in net income, attractive valuation levels, growth in earnings per share and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Total Ratings Report now.

If you liked this article you might like

Roku, Nucana and Other IPOs That Should Be on Your Radar in 2017

Time to Play Equifax?

Energy M&A Weekly: More Midstream IPOs Expected in 2017

Time to Play Equifax?

Here's Where Wall Street Stands