5 Stocks Advancing The Energy Industry

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 90 points (0.6%) at 15,153 as of Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,842 issues advancing vs. 1,092 declining with 95 unchanged.

The Energy industry currently sits down 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.5%. Top gainers within the industry include Continental Resources ( CLR), up 3.8%, Ultrapar Holdings ( UGP), up 2.1%, Tenaris ( TS), up 1.3%, Imperial Oil ( IMO), up 1.3% and Energy Transfer Partners L.P ( ETP), up 1.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation ( COG), down 2.9%, Marathon Petroleum ( MPC), down 2.0%, Marathon Oil ( MRO), down 1.8%, Hess ( HES), down 1.2% and Suncor Energy ( SU), down 0.8%.

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

5. Kinder Morgan Energy Partners ( KMP) is one of the companies pushing the Energy industry higher today. As of noon trading, Kinder Morgan Energy Partners is up $0.92 (1.1%) to $81.25 on average volume. Thus far, 856,032 shares of Kinder Morgan Energy Partners exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $80.40-$81.39 after having opened the day at $80.54 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $80.33.

Looking for treating, processing, gathering, pipelines & storage businesses. and businesses on the compression side. Also, are interested in looking at new technologies they can deploy across their companies. Look at companies above $5MM EBITDA. Kinder Morgan Energy Partners has a market cap of $24.7 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 0.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Kinder Morgan Energy Partners a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Kinder Morgan Energy Partners 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, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Kinder Morgan Energy Partners Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras ( PBR.A) is up $0.20 (1.2%) to $16.34 on average volume. Thus far, 3.4 million shares of Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 8.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $16.12-$16.34 after having opened the day at $16.27 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $16.14.

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 $101.1 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 19.7% 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 revenue growth, compelling growth in net income and attractive valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself and poor profit margins. Get the full Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Kinder Morgan ( KMI) is up $0.27 (0.7%) to $36.60 on heavy volume. Thus far, 4.2 million shares of Kinder Morgan exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $36.01-$36.79 after having opened the day at $36.27 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $36.33.

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 $36.5 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 2.8% 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 5 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, compelling growth in net income and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself and generally higher debt management risk. Get the full Kinder Morgan Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Williams Companies ( WMB) is up $0.39 (1.1%) to $35.99 on average volume. Thus far, 2.3 million shares of Williams Companies exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $35.53-$36.03 after having opened the day at $35.66 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $35.60.

The Williams Companies, Inc. operates as an energy infrastructure company. Williams Companies has a market cap of $24.0 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 8.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Williams Companies a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Williams Companies as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations 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 Williams Companies Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Apache Corporation ( APA) is up $0.59 (0.7%) to $87.25 on average volume. Thus far, 1.7 million shares of Apache Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $86.85-$87.76 after having opened the day at $87.76 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $86.66.

06/11/2010 APA revenues are 74% from Oil, 19% from North American Gas, and 7% from International Gas. About 20% of their assets are U.S. Gulf Coast, and about half of that is deepwater. Apache Corporation has a market cap of $33.7 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 10.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 14 analysts that rate Apache Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Apache Corporation as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in net income and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity and weak operating cash flow. Get the full Apache Corporation 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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