Energy Stocks On The Rise With Help From 5 Stocks

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 44 points (0.3%) at 15,464 as of Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,183 issues advancing vs. 1,800 declining with 78 unchanged.

The Energy industry currently sits down 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. Top gainers within the industry include ConocoPhillips ( COP), up 1.4%, Chevron ( CVX), up 0.7% and Royal Dutch Shell ( RDS.B), up 0.5%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include InterOil Corporation ( IOC), down 9.7%, Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras ( PBR), down 1.7% and Ecopetrol S.A ( EC), down 0.9%.

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

5. PetroChina ( PTR) is one of the companies pushing the Energy industry higher today. As of noon trading, PetroChina is up $1.47 (1.2%) to $119.25 on average volume. Thus far, 75,961 shares of PetroChina exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 162,200 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $119.05-$119.70 after having opened the day at $119.37 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $117.78.

PetroChina Company Limited produces and sells oil and gas in the People's Republic of China. The company operates in four segments: Exploration and Production, Refining and Chemicals, Marketing, and Natural Gas and Pipeline. PetroChina has a market cap of $211.0 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 18.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate PetroChina a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates PetroChina as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth and attractive valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full PetroChina Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Total ( TOT) is up $0.28 (0.5%) to $53.85 on heavy volume. Thus far, 1.1 million shares of Total exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $53.68-$53.93 after having opened the day at $53.78 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $53.57.

TOTAL S.A., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a oil and gas company worldwide. The company operates in three segments: Upstream, Refining and Chemicals, and Marketing and Services. Total has a market cap of $121.8 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 3.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Total a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Total as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in net income, attractive valuation levels, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Total Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, BP ( BP) is up $0.30 (0.7%) to $41.38 on average volume. Thus far, 3.0 million shares of BP exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $41.05-$41.43 after having opened the day at $41.26 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $41.08.

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 $130.3 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 1.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate BP a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates BP as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations, impressive record of earnings per share growth and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full BP Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Halliburton Company ( HAL) is up $0.64 (1.4%) to $46.66 on average volume. Thus far, 5.0 million shares of Halliburton Company exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 9.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $46.15-$46.99 after having opened the day at $46.19 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $46.02.

Halliburton Company provides a range of services and products for the exploration, development, and production of oil and natural gas. The company operates in two segments, Completion and Production, and Drilling and Evaluation. Halliburton Company has a market cap of $42.1 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 32.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 17 analysts that rate Halliburton Company a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Halliburton Company as a buy. 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, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance and attractive valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Halliburton Company Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Schlumberger ( SLB) is up $1.97 (2.5%) to $82.22 on average volume. Thus far, 3.8 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 $80.58-$82.40 after having opened the day at $80.67 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $80.25.

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 $106.5 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 15.8% 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 2 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 impressive record of earnings per share growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's profit margins have been poor overall. 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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