5 Stocks Dragging In The Energy Industry

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 58 points (-0.4%) at 15,461 as of Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 785 issues advancing vs. 2,161 declining with 94 unchanged.

The Energy industry currently sits down 0.9% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.4%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Ecopetrol S.A ( EC), down 1.8%, Chesapeake Energy ( CHK), down 2.3%, Enbridge ( ENB), down 2.1%, Cenovus Energy ( CVE), down 1.8% and PetroChina ( PTR), down 1.4%. A company within the industry that increased today was EOG Resources ( EOG), up 2.2%.

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

5. Range Resources Corporation ( RRC) is one of the companies pushing the Energy industry lower today. As of noon trading, Range Resources Corporation is down $2.35 (-2.9%) to $79.17 on average volume. Thus far, 734,122 shares of Range Resources Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $78.95-$82.40 after having opened the day at $81.06 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $81.52.

Range Resources Corporation operates as an independent natural gas, natural gas liquids (NGLs), and oil company in the United States. It engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of natural gas and oil properties. Range Resources Corporation has a market cap of $13.4 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 29.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 13 analysts that rate Range Resources Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 13 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Range Resources Corporation 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, solid stock price performance and impressive record of earnings per share growth. 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 Range Resources Corporation Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Suncor Energy ( SU) is down $0.18 (-0.6%) to $32.20 on light volume. Thus far, 1.5 million shares of Suncor Energy exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $31.94-$32.37 after having opened the day at $32.03 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $32.38.

Suncor Energy Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as an integrated energy company. Suncor Energy has a market cap of $49.0 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 1.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 12 analysts that rate Suncor Energy a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates 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 good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including feeble growth in the company's earnings per share, disappointing return on equity and deteriorating net income. Get the full Suncor Energy Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation ( COG) is down $1.71 (-2.2%) to $75.87 on average volume. Thus far, 1.0 million shares of Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $75.26-$77.46 after having opened the day at $77.16 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $77.58.

Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation, an independent oil and gas company, engages in the development, exploitation, exploration, production, and marketing of natural gas, crude oil, and natural gas liquids in the United States. Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation has a market cap of $16.3 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 56.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 12 analysts that rate Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company is trading at a premium valuation based on our review of its current price compared to such things as earnings and book value. Get the full Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Marathon Oil ( MRO) is down $1.70 (-4.6%) to $35.18 on heavy volume. Thus far, 7.1 million shares of Marathon Oil exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $33.66-$35.60 after having opened the day at $34.02 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $36.88.

Marathon Oil Corporation operates as an energy company worldwide. Marathon Oil has a market cap of $26.8 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 20.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 12 analysts that rate Marathon Oil a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Marathon Oil 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, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Marathon Oil Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, ConocoPhillips ( COP) is down $0.56 (-0.8%) to $66.53 on light volume. Thus far, 2.1 million shares of ConocoPhillips exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $66.28-$66.97 after having opened the day at $66.93 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $67.09.

ConocoPhillips explores for, produces, transports, and markets crude oil, bitumen, natural gas, liquefied natural gas, and natural gas liquids on a worldwide basis. ConocoPhillips has a market cap of $82.1 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 15.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate ConocoPhillips a buy, 4 analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates ConocoPhillips as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in stock price during the past year, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and impressive record of earnings per share growth. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full ConocoPhillips 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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