5 Stocks Moving The Energy Industry Upward

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 64 points (0.4%) at 14,866 as of Thursday, April 11, 2013, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,808 issues advancing vs. 1,100 declining with 140 unchanged.

The Energy industry currently sits down 0.29 versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.4%. A company within the industry that increased today was Chevron ( CVX), up 0.95. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras ( PBR.A), down 1.89, and PetroChina ( PTR), down 0.97.

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

5. Eni SpA ( E) is one of the companies pushing the Energy industry higher today. As of noon trading, Eni SpA is up $0.32 (0.68) to $47.46 on light volume Thus far, 72,505 shares of Eni SpA exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 733,100 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $47.20-$47.62 after having opened the day at $47.28 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $47.14.

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 $84.7 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 4.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

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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4. As of noon trading, Total ( TOT) is up $0.58 (1.18) to $49.38 on average volume Thus far, 831,610 shares of Total exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $48.82-$49.46 after having opened the day at $48.88 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $48.81.

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 6.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

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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3. As of noon trading, Royal Dutch Shell ( RDS.A) is up $0.63 (0.97) to $65.35 on light volume Thus far, 1.1 million shares of Royal Dutch Shell exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $65.04-$65.55 after having opened the day at $65.11 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $64.72.

Royal Dutch Shell plc operates as an independent oil and gas company worldwide. The company explores for and extracts crude oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids. Royal Dutch Shell has a market cap of $202.6 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 8.1, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 6.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Royal Dutch Shell as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations, increase in net income 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 Royal Dutch Shell Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, BP ( BP) is up $0.26 (0.63) to $41.83 on light volume Thus far, 2.3 million shares of BP exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $41.57-$41.96 after having opened the day at $41.70 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $41.57.

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 $133.2 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 417.5, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 0.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates BP as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, attractive valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. 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, Occidental Petroleum Corporation ( OXY) is up $2.99 (3.68) to $84.35 on heavy volume Thus far, 7.9 million shares of Occidental Petroleum Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $83.50-$84.74 after having opened the day at $84.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $81.36.

Occidental Petroleum Corporation engages in the exploration and production of oil and gas properties in the United States and internationally. The company operates in three segments: Oil and Gas; Chemical; and Midstream, Marketing and Other. Occidental Petroleum Corporation has a market cap of $65.7 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.4, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 6.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Occidental Petroleum 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 and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Occidental Petroleum 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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