5 Energy Stocks On The Rise

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 57 points (0.4%) at 14,513 as of Wednesday, March 20, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,058 issues advancing vs. 849 declining with 127 unchanged.

The Energy industry currently sits up 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.5%. Top gainers within the industry include Eni SpA ( E), up 1.5%, ConocoPhillips ( COP), up 1.1%, Total ( TOT), up 0.6%, Chevron ( CVX), up 0.6% and PetroChina ( PTR), up 0.5%. A company within the industry that fell today was Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras ( PBR.A), up 0.9%.

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 $0.83 (2.1%) to $41.00 on heavy volume Thus far, 1.1 million shares of Tenaris exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $40.72-$41.19 after having opened the day at $40.81 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $40.17.

Tenaris S.A., through its subsidiaries, engages in the steel pipe manufacturing and distribution activities. Tenaris has a market cap of $23.7 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 35.5, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 4.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. 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 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 Tenaris Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Enterprise Products Partners ( EPD) is up $0.81 (1.4%) to $57.22 on average volume Thus far, 555,277 shares of Enterprise Products Partners exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $56.50-$57.32 after having opened the day at $56.56 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $56.41.

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 $50.7 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.8, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 12.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. 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 solid stock price performance and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Enterprise Products Partners Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Williams Companies ( WMB) is up $0.65 (1.8%) to $35.94 on light volume Thus far, 2.2 million shares of Williams Companies exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $35.50-$35.94 after having opened the day at $35.54 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $35.29.

The Williams Companies, Inc. operates as an energy infrastructure company. Williams Companies has a market cap of $24.0 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 30.6, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 7.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Williams Companies a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Williams Companies as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, solid stock price performance and expanding profit margins. 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 Williams Companies Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Anadarko Petroleum ( APC) is up $2.87 (3.4%) to $86.15 on heavy volume Thus far, 3.4 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 $85.59-$87.50 after having opened the day at $87.26 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $83.28.

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 $42.4 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.9, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 12.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. 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. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full Anadarko Petroleum Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Marathon Petroleum ( MPC) is up $1.98 (2.2%) to $90.30 on average volume Thus far, 1.3 million shares of Marathon Petroleum exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $89.08-$90.49 after having opened the day at $89.46 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $88.31.

Marathon Petroleum Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in refining, transporting, and marketing petroleum products primarily in the United States. It operates through Refining & Marketing, Speedway, and Pipeline Transportation segments. Marathon Petroleum has a market cap of $29.4 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 9.0, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 40.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Marathon Petroleum a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Marathon Petroleum as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity, revenue growth and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's profit margins have been poor overall. Get the full Marathon Petroleum 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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