Energy Stocks On The Rise With Help From 5 Stocks

All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 41 points (-0.3%) at 15,444 as of Tuesday, July 16, 2013, 12:45 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 951 issues advancing vs. 1,969 declining with 95 unchanged.

The Energy industry currently sits down 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.4%. A company within the industry that increased today was EOG Resources ( EOG), up 0.8%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include El Paso Pipeline Partners ( EPB), down 3.0%, Phillips 66 ( PSX), down 2.7%, Energy Transfer Partners L.P ( ETP), down 2.1%, Energy Transfer Equity ( ETE), down 1.9% and Enterprise Products Partners ( EPD), down 1.3%.

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

5. Ecopetrol S.A ( EC) is one of the companies pushing the Energy industry higher today. As of noon trading, Ecopetrol S.A is up $0.81 (1.9%) to $44.59 on average volume. Thus far, 292,171 shares of Ecopetrol S.A exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 561,000 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $43.52-$44.61 after having opened the day at $43.85 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $43.78.

Ecopetrol S.A., an integrated oil company, engages in the exploration, development, and production of crude oil and natural gas Colombia. The company operates in four segments: Exploration and Production, Refining and Petrochemicals, Transportation, and Market and Supply. Ecopetrol S.A has a market cap of $87.4 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 28.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are no analysts that rate Ecopetrol S.A a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Ecopetrol S.A as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its expanding profit margins 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 Ecopetrol S.A Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Statoil ASA ( STO) is up $0.24 (1.1%) to $21.78 on average volume. Thus far, 866,350 shares of Statoil ASA exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $21.73-$21.85 after having opened the day at $21.84 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $21.54.

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 $68.3 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 14.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. 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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3. As of noon trading, Total ( TOT) is up $0.32 (0.6%) to $50.99 on heavy volume. Thus far, 1.2 million shares of Total exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $50.83-$51.13 after having opened the day at $51.10 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $50.67.

TOTAL S.A., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a oil and gas company worldwide. The company operates in three segments: Upstream, Refining and Chemicals, and Marketing and Services. Total has a market cap of $113.9 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 3.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Total a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Total as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its attractive valuation levels, increase in stock price during the past year 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 Total Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Royal Dutch Shell ( RDS.B) is up $0.60 (0.9%) to $69.88 on light volume. Thus far, 396,605 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 $69.72-$70.04 after having opened the day at $69.88 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $69.28.

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 $221.5 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 1.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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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1. As of noon trading, Suncor Energy ( SU) is up $0.26 (0.8%) to $31.26 on light volume. Thus far, 1.9 million shares of Suncor Energy exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $30.73-$31.27 after having opened the day at $31.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $31.00.

Suncor Energy Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as an integrated energy company. Suncor Energy has a market cap of $47.0 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 5.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate Suncor Energy a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Suncor Energy 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 reasonable valuation levels. 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 Suncor Energy 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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