5 Energy Stocks Nudging The Industry Higher

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 79 points (0.5%) at 15,295 as of Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 12:45 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,703 issues advancing vs. 1,237 declining with 128 unchanged.

The Energy industry currently sits up 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.6%. Top gainers within the industry include Valero Energy Corporation ( VLO), up 2.9%, and Enterprise Products Partners ( EPD), up 0.7%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Royal Dutch Shell ( RDS.A), down 1.32, Statoil ASA ( STO), down 1.30, Anadarko Petroleum ( APC), down 0.72 and Chevron ( CVX), down 0.49.

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

5. YPF Sociedad Anonima ( YPF) is one of the companies pushing the Energy industry higher today. As of noon trading, YPF Sociedad Anonima is up $1.01 (8.24) to $13.27 on average volume Thus far, 344,268 shares of YPF Sociedad Anonima exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 601,700 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $12.20-$13.39 after having opened the day at $12.27 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $12.26.

YPF SOCIEDAD ANONIMA, an energy company, engages in the exploration, development, and production of crude oil, natural gas, and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) in Argentina. YPF Sociedad Anonima has a market cap of $5.2 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 6.5, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 15.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are no analysts that rate YPF Sociedad Anonima a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates YPF Sociedad Anonima as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, attractive valuation levels and increase in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity, weak operating cash flow and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full YPF Sociedad Anonima Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Enbridge ( ENB) is up $0.34 (0.73) to $46.95 on average volume Thus far, 477,029 shares of Enbridge exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 796,900 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $46.35-$47.01 after having opened the day at $46.53 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $46.61.

Enbridge Inc. operates as an energy transportation and distribution company in the United States and Canada. Its Liquids Pipelines segment operates common carrier and contract crude oil, natural gas liquids (NGL), and refined products pipelines and terminals. Enbridge has a market cap of $37.7 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 62.8, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 7.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Enbridge a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Enbridge as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, good cash flow from operations and increase in stock price during the past year. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including feeble growth in the company's earnings per share, deteriorating net income and generally higher debt management risk. Get the full Enbridge Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Kinder Morgan ( KMI) is up $0.42 (1.05) to $40.40 on light volume Thus far, 1.1 million shares of Kinder Morgan exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $39.91-$40.42 after having opened the day at $39.94 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $39.98.

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 $40.9 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 64.7, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 13.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Kinder Morgan a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Kinder Morgan as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, expanding profit margins and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk and disappointing return on equity. Get the full Kinder Morgan Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Marathon Petroleum ( MPC) is up $2.03 (2.61) to $79.88 on average volume Thus far, 1.8 million shares of Marathon Petroleum exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $77.87-$80.31 after having opened the day at $77.91 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $77.85.

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 $24.8 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 7.4, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 23.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Marathon Petroleum a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Marathon Petroleum as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance and impressive record of earnings per share growth. 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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1. As of noon trading, Phillips 66 ( PSX) is up $1.21 (1.89) to $65.29 on average volume Thus far, 2.8 million shares of Phillips 66 exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $63.73-$65.48 after having opened the day at $63.74 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $64.08.

Phillips 66 operates as an independent downstream energy company. The company operates in three segments: Refining and Marketing (R&M), Midstream, and Chemicals. Phillips 66 has a market cap of $38.4 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 8.0, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 20.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Phillips 66 a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Phillips 66 as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's profit margins have been poor overall. Get the full Phillips 66 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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