5 Stocks Dragging In The Energy Industry

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One 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. A company within the industry that fell today was Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras ( PBR.A), up 0.93. 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%.

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

5. Imperial Oil ( IMO) is one of the companies pushing the Energy industry lower today. As of noon trading, Imperial Oil is down $0.54 (-1.4%) to $39.05 on average volume Thus far, 171,846 shares of Imperial Oil exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 294,900 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $38.80-$39.53 after having opened the day at $39.53 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $39.59.

Imperial Oil Limited engages in the exploration, production, and sale of crude oil and natural gas in Canada. The company operates through three segments: Upstream, Downstream, and Chemical. Imperial Oil has a market cap of $33.6 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 9.7, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 7.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Imperial Oil 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 attractive valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Imperial Oil Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Enterprise Products Partners ( EPD) is down $0.40 (-0.7%) to $60.65 on light volume Thus far, 408,922 shares of Enterprise Products Partners exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $60.43-$61.19 after having opened the day at $61.10 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $61.05.

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 $55.3 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 22.7, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 21.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Enterprise Products Partners as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its good cash flow from operations, notable return on equity and solid stock price performance. 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, Marathon Petroleum ( MPC) is down $4.38 (-5.3%) to $78.03 on heavy volume Thus far, 4.6 million shares of Marathon Petroleum exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $76.85-$81.63 after having opened the day at $79.93 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $82.41.

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 $27.0 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 8.3, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 29.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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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2. As of noon trading, Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras ( PBR) is down $0.17 (-0.9%) to $18.86 on average volume Thus far, 10.5 million shares of Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 18.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $18.76-$19.22 after having opened the day at $18.78 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $19.03.

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 $117.1 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 5.8, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 7.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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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1. As of noon trading, Valero Energy Corporation ( VLO) is down $0.78 (-1.9%) to $40.42 on heavy volume Thus far, 9.3 million shares of Valero Energy Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 10.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $40.12-$42.95 after having opened the day at $42.82 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $41.20.

Valero Energy Corporation operates as an independent petroleum refining and marketing company. The company operates through three segments: Refining, Ethanol, and Retail. Valero Energy Corporation has a market cap of $22.9 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 11.0, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 19.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Valero Energy Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, 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 Valero Energy 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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