5 Stocks Dragging In The Energy Industry

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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%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Royal Dutch Shell ( RDS.A), down 1.37, Statoil ASA ( STO), down 1.34, Anadarko Petroleum ( APC), down 1.00 and Chevron ( CVX), down 0.58.

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

5. Royal Dutch Shell ( RDS.B) is one of the companies pushing the Energy industry lower today. As of noon trading, Royal Dutch Shell is down $1.04 (-1.5%) to $70.09 on average volume Thus far, 721,696 shares of Royal Dutch Shell exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $69.81-$70.58 after having opened the day at $70.46 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $71.13.

Royal Dutch Shell plc operates as an independent oil and gas company worldwide. The company explores for and extracts crude oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids. Royal Dutch Shell has a market cap of $227.8 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 9.0, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 1.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Royal Dutch Shell 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 largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Royal Dutch Shell Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Total ( TOT) is down $0.52 (-1.0%) to $50.09 on average volume Thus far, 743,509 shares of Total exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $49.69-$50.10 after having opened the day at $49.77 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $50.61.

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 $114.0 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 2.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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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3. As of noon trading, Canadian Natural Resources ( CNQ) is down $0.42 (-1.4%) to $29.04 on average volume Thus far, 1.3 million shares of Canadian Natural Resources exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $28.84-$29.29 after having opened the day at $29.22 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $29.46.

Canadian Natural Resources Limited engages in the exploration, development, production and marketing of crude oil, natural gas liquids, and natural gas. Canadian Natural Resources has a market cap of $32.0 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.5, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 2.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Canadian Natural Resources as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its reasonable valuation levels, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and expanding profit margins. 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 disappointing return on equity. Get the full Canadian Natural Resources Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Apache Corporation ( APA) is down $1.29 (-1.6%) to $81.74 on average volume Thus far, 2.0 million shares of Apache Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $80.85-$82.81 after having opened the day at $82.73 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $83.03.

Apache Corporation, an independent energy company, explores for, develops, and produces natural gas, crude oil, and natural gas liquids. Apache Corporation has a market cap of $32.6 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.8, equal to the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 5.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Apache Corporation as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, attractive valuation levels and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and weak operating cash flow. Get the full Apache Corporation Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Schlumberger ( SLB) is down $1.08 (-1.4%) to $75.78 on average volume Thus far, 4.6 million shares of Schlumberger exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $74.96-$75.95 after having opened the day at $75.59 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $76.86.

Schlumberger Limited, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the supply of technology, integrated project management, and information solutions to oil and gas exploration and production industries worldwide. Schlumberger has a market cap of $102.4 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.0, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 10.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Schlumberger as a hold. 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 good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, poor profit margins and disappointing return on equity. Get the full Schlumberger 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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