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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3. As of noon trading, Kinder Morgan ( KMI) is down $0.31 (-0.8%) to $39.20 on average volume. Thus far, 1.9 million 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 $39.19-$39.68 after having opened the day at $39.58 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $39.51.

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 $41.0 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 11.8% 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, expanding profit margins, growth in earnings per share 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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2. As of noon trading, National Oilwell Varco ( NOV) is down $0.74 (-1.0%) to $72.93 on average volume. Thus far, 1.9 million shares of National Oilwell Varco exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $72.44-$74.02 after having opened the day at $73.59 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $73.67.

National Oilwell Varco, Inc. provides equipment and components for oil and gas drilling and production; oilfield services; and supply chain integration services to the upstream oil and gas industry worldwide. National Oilwell Varco has a market cap of $31.6 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 7.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 15 analysts that rate National Oilwell Varco a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates National Oilwell Varco 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, attractive valuation levels, 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 sub par growth in net income. Get the full National Oilwell Varco Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, EOG Resources ( EOG) is down $1.20 (-0.8%) to $148.29 on average volume. Thus far, 981,267 shares of EOG Resources exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $148.29-$149.98 after having opened the day at $149.62 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $149.49.

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 $40.5 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 23.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. 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 solid stock price performance. 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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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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