5 Stocks Advancing The Energy Industry

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Two out of the three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 4 points (0.0%) at 14,823 as of Tuesday, April 30, 2013, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,672 issues advancing vs. 1,218 declining with 158 unchanged.

The Energy industry currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is unchanged. Top gainers within the industry include Oil States International ( OIS), up 16.8%, Statoil ASA ( STO), up 2.2% and Royal Dutch Shell ( RDS.A), up 0.8%. A company within the industry that fell today was Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras ( PBR.A), up 0.93.

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 $0.64 (1.29) to $50.34 on average volume Thus far, 918,032 shares of Total exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $50.09-$50.38 after having opened the day at $50.18 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $49.70.

TOTAL S.A., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a oil and gas company worldwide. The company operates in three segments: Upstream, Refining and Chemicals, and Marketing and Services. Total has a market cap of $116.1 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 6.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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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