4 Stocks Pushing The Energy Industry Downward

All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 18 points (0.1%) at 15,482 as of Monday, July 15, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,893 issues advancing vs. 1,042 declining with 108 unchanged.

The Energy industry currently sits up 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.1%. Top gainers within the industry include Ecopetrol S.A ( EC), up 2.4%, Plains All American Pipeline ( PAA), up 1.8%, Eni SpA ( E), up 0.7%, Statoil ASA ( STO), up 0.5% and Total ( TOT), up 0.5%.

TheStreet would like to highlight 4 stocks pushing the industry lower today:

4. Energy Transfer Equity ( ETE) is one of the companies pushing the Energy industry lower today. As of noon trading, Energy Transfer Equity is down $1.13 (-1.8%) to $63.52 on average volume. Thus far, 482,574 shares of Energy Transfer Equity exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $63.47-$64.62 after having opened the day at $64.62 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $64.65.

Energy Transfer Equity, L.P., through its subsidiaries, provides diversified energy-related services in the United States. The company sells natural gas to electric utilities, independent power plants, local distribution companies, industrial end-users, and other marketing companies. Energy Transfer Equity has a market cap of $18.2 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 42.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Energy Transfer Equity a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Energy Transfer Equity as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Energy Transfer Equity Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Cameron International Corporation ( CAM) is down $1.12 (-1.7%) to $63.58 on average volume. Thus far, 733,539 shares of Cameron International Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $63.47-$64.94 after having opened the day at $64.89 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $64.70.

Cameron International Corporation provides flow equipment products, systems, and services worldwide. Cameron International Corporation has a market cap of $16.0 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 14.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 18 analysts that rate Cameron International Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Cameron International Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Cameron International Corporation Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, EOG Resources ( EOG) is down $1.18 (-0.8%) to $143.34 on light volume. Thus far, 718,984 shares of EOG Resources exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $143.21-$145.62 after having opened the day at $144.63 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $144.52.

EOG Resources, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the exploration, development, production, and marketing of crude oil and natural gas. EOG Resources has a market cap of $39.1 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 18.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 21 analysts that rate EOG Resources a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates EOG Resources as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations, increase in net income and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full EOG Resources Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Halliburton Company ( HAL) is down $0.56 (-1.2%) to $44.08 on light volume. Thus far, 3.7 million shares of Halliburton Company exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 10.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $43.80-$44.69 after having opened the day at $44.67 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $44.64.

Halliburton Company provides a range of services and products for the exploration, development, and production of oil and natural gas. The company operates in two segments, Completion and Production, and Drilling and Evaluation. Halliburton Company has a market cap of $41.2 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 27.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 19 analysts that rate Halliburton Company a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Halliburton Company as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, revenue growth 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 Halliburton Company 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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