5 Energy Stocks On The Rise

Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 19 points (-0.1%) at 15,282 as of Wednesday, July 10, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,222 issues advancing vs. 1,685 declining with 126 unchanged.

The Energy industry currently sits down 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. A company within the industry that increased today was Royal Dutch Shell ( RDS.A), up 0.8%. A company within the industry that fell today was Ecopetrol S.A ( EC), up 1.5%.

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

5. Statoil ASA ( STO) is one of the companies pushing the Energy industry higher today. As of noon trading, Statoil ASA is up $0.19 (0.9%) to $21.01 on light volume. Thus far, 455,442 shares of Statoil ASA exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $20.90-$21.05 after having opened the day at $20.94 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $20.82.

Statoil ASA, an integrated energy company, engages in the exploration, production, transportation, refining, and marketing of petroleum and petroleum-derived products in Norway and internationally. Statoil ASA has a market cap of $66.2 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 16.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Statoil ASA a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Statoil ASA as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat weak growth in earnings per share. Get the full Statoil ASA Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Royal Dutch Shell ( RDS.B) is up $0.70 (1.0%) to $67.75 on average volume. Thus far, 465,873 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 $67.32-$67.85 after having opened the day at $67.41 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $67.05.

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 $211.1 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 6.1% 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 attractive valuation levels and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Royal Dutch Shell Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Canadian Natural Resources ( CNQ) is up $0.38 (1.2%) to $30.72 on average volume. Thus far, 1.4 million shares of Canadian Natural Resources exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $30.41-$30.87 after having opened the day at $30.44 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $30.34.

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 $32.2 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 2.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 10 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 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, Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras ( PBR) is up $0.11 (0.9%) to $12.40 on average volume. Thus far, 10.8 million shares of Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 17.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $12.24-$12.51 after having opened the day at $12.28 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $12.29.

Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. - Petrobras operates as an integrated oil and gas company in Brazil and internationally. Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras has a market cap of $79.1 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 37.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

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

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1. As of noon trading, BP ( BP) is up $0.50 (1.2%) to $42.15 on average volume. Thus far, 4.0 million shares of BP exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $41.88-$42.16 after having opened the day at $41.95 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $41.65.

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 $130.3 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 0.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate BP a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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

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