5 Stocks Moving The Energy Industry Upward

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One out of the three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 31 points (-0.2%) at 14,506 as of Friday, April 19, 2013, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,094 issues advancing vs. 778 declining with 149 unchanged.

The Energy industry currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.7%. Top gainers within the industry include PetroChina ( PTR), up 1.8%, Statoil ASA ( STO), up 1.6% and Ecopetrol S.A ( EC), up 0.6%.

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

5. Total ( TOT) is one of the companies pushing the Energy industry higher today. As of noon trading, Total is up $0.30 (0.66) to $46.50 on heavy volume Thus far, 2.1 million shares of Total exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $46.29-$46.68 after having opened the day at $46.54 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $46.19.

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 $109.8 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 11.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Total 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 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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4. As of noon trading, Enterprise Products Partners ( EPD) is up $0.56 (0.93) to $60.98 on light volume Thus far, 496,732 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 $60.55-$61.36 after having opened the day at $60.67 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $60.42.

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 $54.2 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 22.2, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 20.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

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, notable return on equity 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, Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras ( PBR.A) is up $0.55 (3.14) to $18.06 on average volume Thus far, 4.0 million shares of Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 9.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $17.88-$18.21 after having opened the day at $18.16 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $17.51.

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 $111.7 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 9.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

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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2. As of noon trading, Kinder Morgan ( KMI) is up $0.70 (1.85) to $38.62 on average volume Thus far, 2.0 million shares of Kinder Morgan exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $38.07-$38.68 after having opened the day at $38.10 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $37.92.

Kinder Morgan, Inc. owns and operates energy transportation and storage assets in the United States and Canada. The company operates in six segments: Natural Gas Pipelines, Products Pipelines KMP, CO2 KMP, Terminals KMP, Kinder Morgan Canada KMP, and Other. Kinder Morgan has a market cap of $39.1 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 62.0, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 7.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Kinder Morgan as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, increase in net income and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk, disappointing return on equity and relatively poor performance when compared with the S&P 500 during the past year. Get the full Kinder Morgan Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Chevron ( CVX) is up $0.49 (0.42) to $116.08 on average volume Thus far, 3.7 million shares of Chevron exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $115.84-$116.95 after having opened the day at $116.36 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $115.59.

Chevron Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in petroleum, chemicals, mining, power generation, and energy operations worldwide. It operates in two segments, Upstream and Downstream. Chevron has a market cap of $222.6 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 8.6, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 6.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Chevron as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, increase in net income, 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 somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Chevron 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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