5 Stocks Pushing The Energy Industry Lower

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 48 points (0.4%) at 12,859 as of Friday, Nov. 9, 2012, 11:50 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,662 issues advancing vs. 1,212 declining with 143 unchanged.

The Energy industry currently sits up 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.6%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Enerplus ( ERF), down 12.5%, Linn Energy ( LINE), down 2.9%, Plains All American Pipeline ( PAA), down 1.8%, Hess ( HES), down 1.5% and Marathon Petroleum ( MPC), down 1.6%. Top gainers within the industry include Talisman Energy ( TLM), up 3.0%, Cenovus Energy ( CVE), up 1.6%, Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras ( PBR), up 1.7%, Schlumberger ( SLB), up 1.4% and Occidental Petroleum Corporation ( OXY), up 1.2%.

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

5. Kinder Morgan Energy Partners ( KMP) is one of the companies pushing the Energy industry lower today. As of noon trading, Kinder Morgan Energy Partners is down $0.89 (-1.1%) to $80.76 on heavy volume Thus far, 427,593 shares of Kinder Morgan Energy Partners exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 499,200 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $80.32-$82.33 after having opened the day at $81.30 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $81.65.

Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P. operates as a pipeline transportation and energy storage company in North America. Kinder Morgan Energy Partners has a market cap of $20.3 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 41.6, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 3.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Kinder Morgan Energy Partners a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Kinder Morgan Energy Partners as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations, increase in net income and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full Kinder Morgan Energy Partners Ratings Report now.

4. As of noon trading, Enterprise Products Partners ( EPD) is down $1.02 (-1.9%) to $51.38 on heavy volume Thus far, 1.0 million shares of Enterprise Products Partners exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $50.85-$52.07 after having opened the day at $52.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $52.40.

Enterprise Products Partners L.P. provides midstream energy services to producers and consumers of natural gas, natural gas liquids (NGLs), crude oil, refined products, and petrochemicals in the United States and internationally. Enterprise Products Partners has a market cap of $47.0 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.5, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 13.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 16 analysts that rate Enterprise Products Partners a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Enterprise Products Partners as a buy. 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 solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Enterprise Products Partners Ratings Report now.

3. As of noon trading, SandRidge Energy ( SD) is down $0.44 (-7.2%) to $5.66 on heavy volume Thus far, 45.2 million shares of SandRidge Energy exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 10.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $4.81-$5.72 after having opened the day at $5.66 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $6.10.

SandRidge Energy, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as an independent natural gas and oil company in the United States. The company engages in the exploration, development, and production of oil and gas properties. SandRidge Energy has a market cap of $2.9 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 3.8, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 26.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate SandRidge Energy a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

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

2. As of noon trading, Apache Corporation ( APA) is down $0.41 (-0.5%) to $78.48 on average volume Thus far, 1.6 million shares of Apache Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $77.80-$78.57 after having opened the day at $78.10 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $78.89.

Apache Corporation, an independent energy company, explores for, develops, and produces natural gas, crude oil, and natural gas liquids. Apache Corporation has a market cap of $31.3 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.8, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 12.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 19 analysts that rate Apache Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Apache Corporation as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its expanding profit margins and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, deteriorating net income and disappointing return on equity. Get the full Apache Corporation Ratings Report now.

1. As of noon trading, Halliburton Company ( HAL) is down $0.13 (-0.4%) to $30.35 on heavy volume Thus far, 10.5 million shares of Halliburton Company exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 12.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $30.10-$30.43 after having opened the day at $30.35 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $30.48.

Halliburton Company provides various products and services to the energy industry for exploring, developing, and producing oil and natural gas worldwide. It operates in two segments, Completion and Production, and Drilling and Evaluation. Halliburton Company has a market cap of $29.4 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 10.2, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 8.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 19 analysts that rate Halliburton Company a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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

If you are interested in one of these 5 stocks, 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).

A reminder about TheStreet Ratings group: 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.

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