5 Stocks Pushing The Energy Industry Lower

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 46 points (-0.4%) at 12,524 as of Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, 12:05 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 826 issues advancing vs. 2,151 declining with 91 unchanged.

The Energy industry currently sits up 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.5%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Energy Transfer Equity ( ETE), down 3.2%, Cenovus Energy ( CVE), down 1.2% and PetroChina ( PTR), down 0.5%. Top gainers within the industry include Cameron International Corporation ( CAM), up 3.4%, Ecopetrol S.A ( EC), up 1.2%, Eni SpA ( E), up 0.9%, Imperial Oil ( IMO), up 0.9% and Schlumberger ( SLB), up 1.2%.

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

5. Plains All American Pipeline ( PAA) is one of the companies pushing the Energy industry lower today. As of noon trading, Plains All American Pipeline is down $1.04 (-2.4%) to $43.10 on heavy volume Thus far, 700,335 shares of Plains All American Pipeline exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 777,500 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $43.00-$44.34 after having opened the day at $43.99 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $44.13.

Plains All American Pipeline, L.P., through its subsidiaries, engages in the transportation, storage, terminalling, and marketing of crude oil, refined products, and liquid petroleum gas (LPG) products in the United States and Canada. Plains All American Pipeline has a market cap of $14.7 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 19.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 15 analysts that rate Plains All American Pipeline a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Plains All American Pipeline as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Plains All American Pipeline Ratings Report now.

4. As of noon trading, Kinder Morgan Energy Partners ( KMP) is down $2.07 (-2.7%) to $75.39 on heavy volume Thus far, 1.3 million shares of Kinder Morgan Energy Partners exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 527,800 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $75.33-$77.12 after having opened the day at $76.88 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $77.46.

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 $19.2 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 39.4, above 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 Wednesday. 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.

3. As of noon trading, Enterprise Products Partners ( EPD) is down $0.99 (-2.0%) to $49.30 on heavy volume Thus far, 1.4 million shares of Enterprise Products Partners exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $49.06-$50.46 after having opened the day at $50.14 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $50.29.

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 $45.5 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.3, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 10.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. 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.

2. As of noon trading, Royal Dutch Shell ( RDS.A) is down $0.40 (-0.6%) to $65.79 on average volume Thus far, 758,280 shares of Royal Dutch Shell exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $65.79-$66.41 after having opened the day at $66.06 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $66.19.

Royal Dutch Shell plc operates as an oil and gas company worldwide. The company explores for and extracts crude oil and natural gas. Royal Dutch Shell has a market cap of $216.2 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 8.6, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 7.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Royal Dutch Shell as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, attractive valuation levels, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Royal Dutch Shell Ratings Report now.

1. As of noon trading, Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras ( PBR.A) is down $0.29 (-1.5%) to $18.73 on light volume Thus far, 2.1 million shares of Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $18.67-$19.10 after having opened the day at $18.89 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $19.02.

Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. primarily engages in oil and natural gas exploration and production, refining, trade, and transportation businesses. Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras has a market cap of $127.6 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 7.1, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 16.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

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