4 Energy Stocks Pushing The Industry Higher

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 87 points (-0.6%) at 14,874 as of Thursday, June 6, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,317 issues advancing vs. 1,603 declining with 125 unchanged.

The Energy industry currently sits down 0.18 versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.38. A company within the industry that fell today was Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras ( PBR), up 0.53.

TheStreet Ratings group would like to highlight 4 stocks pushing the industry higher today:

4. Canadian Natural Resources ( CNQ) is one of the companies pushing the Energy industry higher today. As of noon trading, Canadian Natural Resources is up $0.24 (0.83) to $29.06 on average volume Thus far, 1.5 million shares of Canadian Natural Resources exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $28.71-$29.14 after having opened the day at $28.78 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $28.82.

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 19.6, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 0.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Canadian Natural Resources a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Canadian Natural Resources 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 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 disappointing return on equity. Get the full Canadian Natural Resources Ratings Report now.

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