5 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 50 points (0.3%) at 14,379 as of Friday, March 8, 2013, 12:05 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,811 issues advancing vs. 1,063 declining with 140 unchanged.

The Energy industry currently sits up 0.9% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.3%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras ( PBR.A), down 1.0%, Royal Dutch Shell ( RDS.A), down 1.1% and BP ( BP), down 0.5%.

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

5. Statoil ASA ( STO) is one of the companies pushing the Energy industry lower today. As of noon trading, Statoil ASA is down $0.13 (-0.5%) to $24.84 on heavy volume Thus far, 980,393 shares of Statoil ASA exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 993,200 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $24.72-$24.84 after having opened the day at $24.80 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $24.97.

Statoil ASA, an integrated energy company, engages in the exploration, production, transportation, refining, and marketing of petroleum and petroleum-derived products in Norway and internationally. Statoil ASA has a market cap of $79.4 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 8.2, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 0.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Statoil ASA a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Statoil ASA as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat weak growth in earnings per share. Get the full Statoil ASA Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Eni SpA ( E) is down $0.38 (-0.8%) to $46.92 on light volume Thus far, 58,749 shares of Eni SpA exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 820,600 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $46.74-$47.26 after having opened the day at $47.23 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $47.30.

Eni SpA, an integrated energy company, engages in the exploration, production, transportation, transformation, and marketing of oil and natural gas. Eni SpA has a market cap of $84.5 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 4.8, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 3.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Eni SpA a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Eni SpA as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and attractive valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Eni SpA Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Royal Dutch Shell ( RDS.B) is down $0.96 (-1.4%) to $67.90 on average volume Thus far, 687,199 shares of Royal Dutch Shell exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 965,800 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $67.78-$68.07 after having opened the day at $68.02 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $68.86.

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 $216.0 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 8.7, below 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.

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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2. As of noon trading, Total ( TOT) is down $0.55 (-1.1%) to $50.85 on average volume Thus far, 749,486 shares of Total exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $50.68-$51.28 after having opened the day at $51.08 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $51.40.

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 $115.3 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 1.2% 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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1. As of noon trading, Schlumberger ( SLB) is down $0.41 (-0.5%) to $77.41 on light volume Thus far, 1.4 million shares of Schlumberger exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $77.24-$78.44 after having opened the day at $78.02 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $77.82.

Schlumberger Limited, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the supply of technology, integrated project management, and information solutions to oil and gas exploration and production industries worldwide. Schlumberger has a market cap of $102.7 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.0, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 12.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 23 analysts that rate Schlumberger a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Schlumberger as a hold. 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 and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself and poor profit margins. Get the full Schlumberger Ratings Report now.

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If you are interested in one of these 4 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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