5 Stocks Underperforming Today In The Energy Industry

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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%. 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%. 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%.

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

5. Enterprise Products Partners ( EPD) is one of the companies pushing the Energy industry lower today. As of noon trading, Enterprise Products Partners is down $0.82 (-1.4%) to $59.78 on average volume. Thus far, 942,174 shares of Enterprise Products Partners exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $59.14-$60.60 after having opened the day at $60.55 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $60.60.

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 $55.7 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 22.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. 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 and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Enterprise Products Partners Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Continental Resources ( CLR) is down $2.33 (-2.5%) to $92.24 on average volume. Thus far, 752,340 shares of Continental Resources exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $92.12-$94.50 after having opened the day at $94.50 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $94.57.

Continental Resources, Inc. engages in the exploration, development, and production of crude oil and natural gas properties in the north, south, and east regions of the United States. Continental Resources has a market cap of $17.8 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 28.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 14 analysts that rate Continental Resources a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Continental Resources as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. 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 Continental Resources Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras ( PBR.A) is down $0.35 (-2.4%) to $14.19 on average volume. Thus far, 4.5 million shares of Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $14.13-$14.41 after having opened the day at $14.35 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $14.54.

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 $98.4 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 24.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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 disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins and weak operating cash flow. Get the full Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Kinder Morgan ( KMI) is down $0.32 (-0.9%) to $37.08 on average volume. Thus far, 2.1 million shares of Kinder Morgan exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $36.88-$37.56 after having opened the day at $37.50 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $37.40.

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 $38.9 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 5.9% 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, good cash flow from operations and growth in earnings per share. 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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1. As of noon trading, Marathon Oil ( MRO) is down $0.44 (-1.3%) to $34.20 on heavy volume. Thus far, 4.0 million shares of Marathon Oil exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $34.13-$34.71 after having opened the day at $34.71 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $34.65.

Marathon Oil Corporation operates as an energy company worldwide. Marathon Oil has a market cap of $24.5 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 13.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate Marathon Oil a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 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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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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