4 Stocks Underperforming Today In The Energy Industry

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Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 26 points (0.2%) at 15,572 as of Tuesday, July 23, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,636 issues advancing vs. 1,285 declining with 117 unchanged.

The Energy industry currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. Top gainers within the industry include Halliburton Company ( HAL), up 1.6%, Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras ( PBR.A), up 1.4% and BP ( BP), up 0.7%.

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

4. Plains All American Pipeline ( PAA) is one of the companies pushing the Energy industry lower today. As of noon trading, Plains All American Pipeline is down $0.80 (-1.4%) to $55.83 on light volume. Thus far, 393,535 shares of Plains All American Pipeline exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $55.77-$56.89 after having opened the day at $56.75 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $56.63.

Plains All American Pipeline, L.P., through its subsidiaries, engages in the transportation, storage, terminalling, and marketing of crude oil and refined products in the United States and Canada. The company operates in three segments: Transportation, Facilities, and Supply and Logistics. Plains All American Pipeline has a market cap of $19.1 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 25.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 14 analysts that rate Plains All American Pipeline a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Plains All American Pipeline as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and compelling growth in net income. 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 Plains All American Pipeline Ratings Report now.

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