5 Stocks Moving The Energy Industry Upward

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 47 points (0.3%) at 15,382 as of Tuesday, May 21, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,570 issues advancing vs. 1,367 declining with 136 unchanged.

The Energy industry currently sits up 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. Top gainers within the industry include Enterprise Products Partners ( EPD), up 1.6%, Enbridge ( ENB), up 1.4%, Royal Dutch Shell ( RDS.A), up 1.0%, Total ( TOT), up 1.0% and Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras ( PBR), up 0.9%. A company within the industry that fell today was Ecopetrol S.A ( EC), up 1.63.

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

5. Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras ( PBR.A) is one of the companies pushing the Energy industry higher today. As of noon trading, Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras is up $0.18 (0.91) to $19.97 on light volume Thus far, 2.3 million shares of Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 8.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $19.59-$20.02 after having opened the day at $19.75 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $19.79.

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 $127.6 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 7.1, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 2.5% 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, poor profit margins and weak operating cash flow. Get the full Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, BP ( BP) is up $0.30 (0.68) to $43.70 on average volume Thus far, 2.8 million shares of BP exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $43.17-$43.75 after having opened the day at $43.17 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $43.40.

BP p.l.c. provides fuel for transportation, energy for heat and light, lubricants to engines, and petrochemicals products. BP has a market cap of $136.5 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 429.6, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 3.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate BP a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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

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3. As of noon trading, ConocoPhillips ( COP) is up $0.53 (0.83) to $64.56 on average volume Thus far, 3.2 million shares of ConocoPhillips exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $63.80-$64.76 after having opened the day at $64.25 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $64.03.

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 $77.4 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 10.8, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 10.4% 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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2. As of noon trading, Chevron ( CVX) is up $1.14 (0.91) to $125.92 on average volume Thus far, 3.5 million shares of Chevron exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $124.75-$125.98 after having opened the day at $124.84 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $124.78.

Chevron Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in petroleum, chemicals, mining, power generation, and energy operations worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Upstream and Downstream. Chevron has a market cap of $239.3 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 9.3, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 14.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 12 analysts that rate Chevron a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Chevron as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, attractive valuation levels 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 Chevron Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Exxon Mobil Corporation ( XOM) is up $0.68 (0.74) to $93.20 on average volume Thus far, 6.3 million shares of Exxon Mobil Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 12.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $92.38-$93.34 after having opened the day at $92.56 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $92.52.

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 $410.2 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 9.3, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 6.9% 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 increase in stock price during the past year. 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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