Cheniere Energy Inc (LNG): Today's Featured Energy Winner

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Cheniere Energy ( LNG) pushed the Energy industry higher today making it today's featured energy winner. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.6%. By the end of trading, Cheniere Energy rose 15 cents (1.1%) to $14.26 on average volume. Throughout the day, 4.2 million shares of Cheniere Energy exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of four million shares. The stock ranged in a price between $14.22-$14.53 after having opened the day at $14.30 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $14.11. Other companies within the Energy industry that increased today were: Emerald Oil ( EOX), up 240.3%, Royale Energy ( ROYL), up 21.4%, Geokinetics ( GOK), up 15.6%, and BMB Munai ( BMBM), up 12%.
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Cheniere Energy, Inc., an energy company, engages in liquefied natural gas (LNG) related businesses. Cheniere Energy has a market cap of $3.17 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of -6.9, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 63.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there is one analyst that rates Cheniere Energy a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and one rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Cheniere Energy as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income and generally higher debt management risk.

On the negative front, Isramco ( ISRL), down 18.4%, Cubic Energy ( QBC), down 14.8%, GeoPetro Resources Company ( GPR), down 11.4%, and Goodrich Petroleum ( GDP), down 11.1%, were all laggards within the energy industry with Schlumberger ( SLB) 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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