5 Stocks Advancing The Energy Industry

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 84 points (0.6%) at 15,176 as of Tuesday, May 14, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,014 issues advancing vs. 928 declining with 109 unchanged.

The Energy industry currently sits up 0.7% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.9%. Top gainers within the industry include Hess ( HES), up 2.6%, Marathon Oil ( MRO), up 2.7%, Eni SpA ( E), up 2.0%, EOG Resources ( EOG), up 1.9% and Marathon Petroleum ( MPC), up 1.8%.

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

5. Anadarko Petroleum ( APC) is one of the companies pushing the Energy industry higher today. As of noon trading, Anadarko Petroleum is up $1.84 (2.12) to $88.65 on average volume Thus far, 1.4 million shares of Anadarko Petroleum exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $86.89-$88.90 after having opened the day at $86.96 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $86.81.

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 $43.4 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 63.1, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 16.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 20 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, solid stock price performance, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins and impressive record of earnings per share growth. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Anadarko Petroleum Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, ConocoPhillips ( COP) is up $0.84 (1.35) to $62.84 on average volume Thus far, 3.3 million shares of ConocoPhillips exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $61.84-$62.84 after having opened the day at $62.02 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $62.00.

ConocoPhillips explores for, produces, transports, and markets crude oil, bitumen, natural gas, liquefied natural gas, and natural gas liquids on a worldwide basis. ConocoPhillips has a market cap of $76.1 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 10.6, below 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 Monday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate ConocoPhillips a buy, 4 analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates ConocoPhillips as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its attractive valuation levels, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations, notable return on equity 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 ConocoPhillips Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Valero Energy Corporation ( VLO) is up $0.93 (2.44) to $39.05 on light volume Thus far, 3.7 million shares of Valero Energy Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 11.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $38.08-$39.15 after having opened the day at $38.08 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $38.12.

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 $21.2 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 6.8, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 11.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Valero Energy Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, 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 shows low profit margins. Get the full Valero Energy Corporation Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Halliburton Company ( HAL) is up $0.71 (1.63) to $44.27 on average volume Thus far, 6.6 million shares of Halliburton Company exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 11.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $43.39-$44.57 after having opened the day at $43.56 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $43.56.

Halliburton Company provides a range of services and products for the exploration, development, and production of oil and natural gas. The company operates in two segments, Completion and Production, and Drilling and Evaluation. Halliburton Company has a market cap of $40.4 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.9, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 25.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 22 analysts that rate Halliburton Company a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Halliburton Company 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 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 Halliburton Company Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Exxon Mobil Corporation ( XOM) is up $0.70 (0.78) to $90.80 on light volume Thus far, 3.8 million shares of Exxon Mobil Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 13.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $90.02-$90.89 after having opened the day at $90.15 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $90.10.

Exxon Mobil Corporation engages in the exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas, and manufacture of petroleum products. The company also transports and sells crude oil, natural gas, and petroleum products. It has approximately 37,228 gross and 31,264 net operated wells. Exxon Mobil Corporation has a market cap of $403.0 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 9.2, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 4.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Exxon Mobil Corporation a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Exxon Mobil Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, notable return on equity, attractive valuation levels, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Exxon Mobil 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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