3 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 64 points (0.5%) at 13,945 as of Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, 12:05 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,966 issues advancing vs. 866 declining with 154 unchanged.

The Energy industry currently sits up 0.6% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.4%. 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 3 stocks pushing the industry lower today:

3. World Fuel Services Corporation ( INT) is one of the companies pushing the Energy industry lower today. As of noon trading, World Fuel Services Corporation is down $4.48 (-10.2%) to $39.50 on heavy volume Thus far, 868,506 shares of World Fuel Services Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 286,800 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $38.51-$42.44 after having opened the day at $42.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $43.98.

World Fuel Services Corporation, a fuel logistics company, engages in marketing, selling, and distributing aviation, marine, and land fuel products and related services worldwide. The company operates in three segments: Aviation, Marine, and Land. World Fuel Services Corporation has a market cap of $3.2 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.2, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 7.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are no analysts that rate World Fuel Services Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates World Fuel Services Corporation 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 good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full World Fuel Services Corporation Ratings Report now.

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