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 146 points (1.0%) at 14,274 as of Tuesday, March 5, 2013, 12:00 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,276 issues advancing vs. 612 declining with 124 unchanged.

The Energy industry currently sits up 0.6% versus the S&P 500, which is up 1.1%. Top gainers within the industry include Eni SpA ( E), up 2.0%, Halliburton Company ( HAL), up 1.4%, Suncor Energy ( SU), up 1.5%, Total ( TOT), up 1.3% and PetroChina ( PTR), up 1.3%. A company within the industry that fell today was Marathon Petroleum ( MPC), up 2.2%.

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

5. Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras ( PBR.A) is one of the companies pushing the Energy industry higher today. As of noon trading, Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras is up $0.14 (0.8%) to $16.86 on average volume Thus far, 5.4 million shares of Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 9.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $16.73-$17.03 after having opened the day at $16.76 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $16.73.

Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. operates as an integrated oil and gas company in Brazil and internationally. Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras has a market cap of $111.4 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 13.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, attractive valuation levels and growth in earnings per share. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity, weak operating cash flow and poor profit margins. Get the full Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, EOG Resources ( EOG) is up $1.94 (1.6%) to $123.73 on average volume Thus far, 890,855 shares of EOG Resources exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $122.42-$124.09 after having opened the day at $123.13 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $121.79.

EOG Resources, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the exploration, development, production, and marketing of natural gas and crude oil primarily in the United States, Canada, the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, the United Kingdom, and the People's Republic of China. EOG Resources has a market cap of $33.4 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 58.3, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 0.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 20 analysts that rate EOG Resources a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates EOG Resources as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, expanding profit margins, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full EOG Resources Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Anadarko Petroleum ( APC) is up $2.76 (3.4%) to $83.10 on heavy volume Thus far, 2.7 million shares of Anadarko Petroleum exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $81.36-$83.25 after having opened the day at $81.48 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $80.34.

Anadarko Petroleum Corporation engages in the exploration, development, production, and marketing of natural gas, crude oil, condensate, and natural gas liquids (NGLs) in the United States and internationally. Anadarko Petroleum has a market cap of $40.0 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.8, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 8.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 21 analysts that rate Anadarko Petroleum a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Anadarko Petroleum as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins, impressive record of earnings per share growth and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Anadarko Petroleum Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, BP ( BP) is up $0.21 (0.5%) to $40.50 on average volume Thus far, 3.3 million shares of BP exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $40.47-$40.66 after having opened the day at $40.65 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $40.29.

BP p.l.c. provides fuel for transportation, energy for heat and light, lubricants to engines, and petrochemicals products. BP has a market cap of $128.1 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 5.0, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 3.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate BP a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates BP as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations 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 poor profit margins. Get the full BP Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Exxon Mobil Corporation ( XOM) is up $0.91 (1.0%) to $89.86 on light volume Thus far, 4.1 million shares of Exxon Mobil Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 13.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $89.28-$90.11 after having opened the day at $89.48 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $88.95.

Exxon Mobil Corporation engages in the exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas, and manufacture of petroleum products, as well as transportation and sale of crude oil, natural gas, and petroleum products. Exxon Mobil Corporation has a market cap of $400.7 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 9.2, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 2.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Exxon Mobil Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Exxon Mobil Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Exxon Mobil Corporation 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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