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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