5 Stocks Pulling The Energy Industry Downward

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%. 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%. A company within the industry that increased today was EOG Resources ( EOG), up 0.8%.

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

5. Kinder Morgan ( KMI) is one of the companies pushing the Energy industry lower today. As of noon trading, Kinder Morgan is down $0.48 (-1.2%) to $39.83 on light volume. Thus far, 756,541 shares of Kinder Morgan exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $39.70-$40.45 after having opened the day at $40.23 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $40.31.

Kinder Morgan, Inc. owns and operates energy transportation and storage assets in the United States and Canada. The company operates in six segments: Natural Gas Pipelines, Products Pipelines KMP, CO2 KMP, Terminals KMP, Kinder Morgan Canada KMP, and Other. Kinder Morgan has a market cap of $41.5 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 13.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Kinder Morgan a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Kinder Morgan as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, compelling growth in net income, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full Kinder Morgan Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras ( PBR) is down $0.08 (-0.6%) to $13.31 on average volume. Thus far, 8.8 million shares of Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 17.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $13.19-$13.43 after having opened the day at $13.41 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $13.39.

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 $85.1 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 33.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. 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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3. As of noon trading, Marathon Petroleum ( MPC) is down $3.20 (-4.4%) to $69.90 on heavy volume. Thus far, 2.8 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 $69.23-$72.45 after having opened the day at $71.32 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $73.10.

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 $23.8 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 16.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. 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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2. As of noon trading, Apache Corporation ( APA) is down $1.09 (-1.3%) to $81.88 on light volume. Thus far, 1.1 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 $81.45-$83.22 after having opened the day at $82.92 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $82.97.

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 $32.3 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 5.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. 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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1. As of noon trading, Schlumberger ( SLB) is down $0.71 (-0.9%) to $76.31 on light volume. Thus far, 2.5 million shares of Schlumberger exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $76.25-$77.53 after having opened the day at $77.19 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $77.02.

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 $102.2 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 11.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. 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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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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