5 Stocks Underperforming Today In The Energy Industry

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 fell today was Ecopetrol S.A ( EC), up 1.5%. A company within the industry that increased today was Royal Dutch Shell ( RDS.A), up 0.8%.

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

5. Marathon Petroleum ( MPC) is one of the companies pushing the Energy industry lower today. As of noon trading, Marathon Petroleum is down $1.80 (-2.6%) to $68.32 on average volume. Thus far, 1.4 million shares of Marathon Petroleum exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $68.22-$70.45 after having opened the day at $70.41 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $70.12.

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 $22.6 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 11.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Marathon Petroleum a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Marathon Petroleum as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and compelling growth in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Marathon Petroleum Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Phillips 66 ( PSX) is down $1.87 (-3.2%) to $56.64 on average volume. Thus far, 1.8 million shares of Phillips 66 exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $56.61-$58.63 after having opened the day at $58.41 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $58.51.

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 $36.4 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 10.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Phillips 66 a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 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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3. As of noon trading, Apache Corporation ( APA) is down $0.95 (-1.2%) to $80.51 on average volume. Thus far, 2.0 million shares of Apache Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $80.26-$81.43 after having opened the day at $81.39 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $81.46.

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 $31.9 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 3.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 13 analysts that rate Apache Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Apache Corporation 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 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 Apache Corporation Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Schlumberger ( SLB) is down $0.36 (-0.5%) to $76.18 on light volume. Thus far, 1.8 million shares of Schlumberger exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $75.99-$76.54 after having opened the day at $76.37 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $76.54.

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 $99.4 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 10.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 22 analysts that rate Schlumberger a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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 poor profit margins, unimpressive growth in net income and disappointing return on equity. Get the full Schlumberger Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Exxon Mobil Corporation ( XOM) is down $0.85 (-0.9%) to $92.49 on light volume. Thus far, 4.1 million shares of Exxon Mobil Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 13.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $92.38-$93.39 after having opened the day at $93.28 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $93.34.

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 $412.4 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 6.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Exxon Mobil Corporation a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 10 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, attractive valuation levels, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity 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).
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