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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