5 Stocks Pushing The Energy Industry Higher

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 59 points (0.4%) at 13,940 as of Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, 11:49 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,920 issues advancing vs. 903 declining with 157 unchanged.

The Energy industry currently sits up 0.6% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.5%. Top gainers within the industry include Energy Transfer Equity ( ETE), up 2.4%, Anadarko Petroleum ( APC), up 1.2%, PetroChina ( PTR), up 1.0%, Ecopetrol S.A ( EC), up 1.0% and Eni SpA ( E), up 0.8%.

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

5. Tenaris ( TS) is one of the companies pushing the Energy industry higher today. As of noon trading, Tenaris is up $0.77 (1.9%) to $41.29 on heavy volume Thus far, 1.6 million shares of Tenaris exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $41.22-$42.30 after having opened the day at $42.05 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $40.52.

Tenaris S.A., through its subsidiaries, engages in the manufacture and sale of steel pipe products. Tenaris has a market cap of $24.0 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 36.0, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 2.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Tenaris a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Tenaris 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, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Tenaris Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Royal Dutch Shell ( RDS.B) is up $0.44 (0.7%) to $67.26 on light volume Thus far, 257,573 shares of Royal Dutch Shell exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 935,400 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $66.84-$67.39 after having opened the day at $67.27 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $66.82.

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 $212.5 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 8.5, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 4.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Royal Dutch Shell 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, good cash flow from operations and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Royal Dutch Shell Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Total ( TOT) is up $0.75 (1.5%) to $50.25 on heavy volume Thus far, 1.3 million shares of Total exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $49.73-$50.34 after having opened the day at $49.95 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $49.50.

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 $113.8 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 3.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 4 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, good cash flow from operations and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Total Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation ( COG) is up $4.25 (7.9%) to $58.11 on heavy volume Thus far, 2.8 million shares of Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $56.45-$59.17 after having opened the day at $56.46 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $53.86.

Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation, an independent oil and gas company, engages in the development, exploitation, exploration, production, and marketing of natural gas, crude oil and, and natural gas liquids in the United States. Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation has a market cap of $11.3 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 97.6, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 7.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, solid stock price performance and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Hess ( HES) is up $1.09 (1.7%) to $65.49 on light volume Thus far, 845,165 shares of Hess exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $64.38-$65.52 after having opened the day at $65.18 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $64.40.

Hess Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an integrated energy company. The company operates in two segments, Exploration and Production (E&P) and Marketing and Refining (M&R). Hess has a market cap of $22.5 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 10.1, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 24.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Hess a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Hess as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, increase in stock price during the past year, attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and impressive record of earnings per share growth. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Hess Ratings Report now.

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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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