5 Stocks Pushing The Energy Industry Downward

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One out of the three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 7 points (0.0%) at 14,818 as of Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, 12:45 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,623 issues advancing vs. 1,312 declining with 88 unchanged.

The Energy industry currently sits up 0.5% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.3%. Top gainers within the industry include Marathon Petroleum ( MPC), up 2.6%, Continental Resources ( CLR), up 2.4%, National Oilwell Varco ( NOV), up 2.2%, Canadian Natural Resources ( CNQ), up 1.9% and PetroChina ( PTR), up 1.3%.

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

5. Enbridge ( ENB) is one of the companies pushing the Energy industry lower today. As of noon trading, Enbridge is down $0.43 (-1.1%) to $40.52 on average volume. Thus far, 472,700 shares of Enbridge exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $40.48-$41.62 after having opened the day at $41.61 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $40.95.

Enbridge Inc. operates as an energy transportation and distribution company in the United States and Canada. Its Liquids Pipelines segment operates common carrier and contract crude oil, natural gas liquids (NGL), and refined products pipelines and terminals. Enbridge has a market cap of $33.8 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Enbridge a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Enbridge as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, compelling growth in net income and growth in earnings per share. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk, disappointing return on equity and relatively poor performance when compared with the S&P 500 during the past year. Get the full Enbridge Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Enterprise Products Partners ( EPD) is down $0.49 (-0.8%) to $58.93 on light volume. Thus far, 472,874 shares of Enterprise Products Partners exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $58.79-$59.89 after having opened the day at $59.77 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $59.42.

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 $54.8 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. 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, reasonable valuation levels 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 Enterprise Products Partners Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Total ( TOT) is down $0.34 (-0.6%) to $54.97 on heavy volume. Thus far, 1.7 million shares of Total exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $54.89-$55.42 after having opened the day at $55.38 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $55.31.

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 $125.5 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Total a buy, 2 analysts rate 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 stock price during the past year, increase in net income, attractive valuation levels and growth in earnings per share. 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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2. As of noon trading, Murphy Oil Corporation ( MUR) is down $8.17 (-12.1%) to $59.25 on heavy volume. Thus far, 1.7 million shares of Murphy Oil Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $58.01-$59.60 after having opened the day at $59.06 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $67.42.

Murphy Oil Corporation engages in the exploration and production of oil and gas properties worldwide. It is also involved in oil and gas refining and marketing activities. The company explores for and produces crude oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids. Murphy Oil Corporation has a market cap of $12.6 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Murphy Oil Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Murphy Oil Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and attractive valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Murphy Oil Corporation Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Kinder Morgan ( KMI) is down $0.28 (-0.7%) to $37.65 on heavy volume. Thus far, 3.9 million shares of Kinder Morgan exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $37.58-$38.30 after having opened the day at $38.18 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $37.93.

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 $39.3 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. 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 hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company has favored debt over equity in the management of its balance sheet. Get the full Kinder Morgan 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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