Cheniere Energy Inc (LNG): Today's Featured Energy Winner

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Cheniere Energy ( LNG) pushed the Energy industry higher today making it today's featured energy winner. The industry as a whole closed the day down 1.3%. By the end of trading, Cheniere Energy rose $0.30 (1.1%) to $27.40 on light volume. Throughout the day, 2,347,863 shares of Cheniere Energy exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3,567,100 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $27.15-$27.51 after having opened the day at $27.35 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $27.10. Other companies within the Energy industry that increased today were: Harvest Natural Resources ( HNR), up 19.3%, Mexco Energy Corporation ( MXC), up 13.8%, Zion Oil & Gas ( ZN), up 12.5% and Pyramid Oil Company ( PDO), up 4.8%.

Cheniere Energy, Inc., an energy company, engages in the liquefied natural gas (LNG) related business. It operates through two segments, LNG Terminal Business, and LNG and Natural Gas Marketing Business. Cheniere Energy has a market cap of $6.5 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 44.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Cheniere Energy a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Cheniere Energy as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and generally higher debt management risk.

On the negative front, Cobalt International Energy ( CIE), down 15.2%, Renewable Energy Group ( REGI), down 14.8%, Lone Pine Resources ( LPR), down 12.4% and InterOil Corporation ( IOC), down 11.7% , were all laggards within the energy industry with Exxon Mobil Corporation ( XOM) being today's energy industry laggard.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, 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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