5 Stocks Boosting The Energy Industry Higher

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 15 points (0.1%) at 15,558 as of Monday, July 22, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,691 issues advancing vs. 1,251 declining with 101 unchanged.

The Energy industry currently sits up 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. Top gainers within the industry include Total ( TOT), up 1.8%, PetroChina ( PTR), up 1.1%, Statoil ASA ( STO), up 0.8% and Royal Dutch Shell ( RDS.A), up 0.7%.

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

5. Royal Dutch Shell ( RDS.B) is one of the companies pushing the Energy industry higher today. As of noon trading, Royal Dutch Shell is up $0.56 (0.8%) to $71.35 on light volume. Thus far, 283,126 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 $71.23-$71.65 after having opened the day at $71.29 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $70.79.

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 $224.5 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 0.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

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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4. As of noon trading, Enterprise Products Partners ( EPD) is up $0.60 (0.9%) to $64.25 on light volume. Thus far, 364,902 shares of Enterprise Products Partners exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $63.65-$64.37 after having opened the day at $63.94 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $63.65.

Enterprise Products Partners L.P. provides midstream energy services to producers and consumers of natural gas, natural gas liquids (NGLs), crude oil, refined products, and petrochemicals in the United States and internationally. Enterprise Products Partners has a market cap of $57.3 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 27.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 16 analysts that rate Enterprise Products Partners a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Enterprise Products Partners as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, good cash flow from operations 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 Enterprise Products Partners Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras ( PBR.A) is up $0.33 (2.3%) to $14.60 on light volume. Thus far, 1.9 million shares of Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $14.32-$14.63 after having opened the day at $14.39 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $14.27.

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 $95.5 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 26.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

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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2. As of noon trading, BP ( BP) is up $0.36 (0.8%) to $43.37 on average volume. Thus far, 3.1 million shares of BP exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $43.06-$43.38 after having opened the day at $43.08 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $43.01.

BP p.l.c. provides fuel for transportation, energy for heat and light, lubricants to engines, and petrochemicals products. BP has a market cap of $134.8 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 3.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate BP a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates BP as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, attractive valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins. Get the full BP Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Schlumberger ( SLB) is up $1.92 (2.3%) to $84.66 on heavy volume. Thus far, 5.5 million shares of Schlumberger exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $82.22-$84.78 after having opened the day at $82.36 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $82.74.

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 $104.3 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 19.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. 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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