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 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%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation ( COG), down 3.0%, Marathon Petroleum ( MPC), down 1.9%, Marathon Oil ( MRO), down 1.7%, Hess ( HES), down 1.2% and Suncor Energy ( SU), down 0.8%. Top gainers within the industry include Continental Resources ( CLR), up 3.8%, Ultrapar Holdings ( UGP), up 2.1%, Tenaris ( TS), up 1.4%, Imperial Oil ( IMO), up 1.3% and Energy Transfer Partners L.P ( ETP), up 1.2%.

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

5. Phillips 66 ( PSX) is one of the companies pushing the Energy industry lower today. As of noon trading, Phillips 66 is down $0.61 (-1.1%) to $56.86 on average volume. Thus far, 1.8 million shares of Phillips 66 exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $56.75-$57.44 after having opened the day at $57.34 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $57.47.

Phillips 66 operates as an independent downstream energy company. The company operates in three segments: Refining and Marketing (R&M), Midstream, and Chemicals. Phillips 66 has a market cap of $35.1 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 8.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Phillips 66 a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Phillips 66 as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including poor profit margins, weak operating cash flow and unimpressive growth in net income. Get the full Phillips 66 Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, EOG Resources ( EOG) is down $1.08 (-0.7%) to $162.57 on average volume. Thus far, 820,043 shares of EOG Resources exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $160.93-$164.72 after having opened the day at $163.50 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $163.65.

EOG Resources, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the exploration, development, production, and marketing of crude oil and natural gas. EOG Resources has a market cap of $44.1 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 35.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 19 analysts that rate EOG Resources a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates EOG Resources as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full EOG Resources Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Valero Energy Corporation ( VLO) is down $0.46 (-1.3%) to $36.13 on average volume. Thus far, 2.7 million shares of Valero Energy Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $35.97-$36.76 after having opened the day at $36.76 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $36.59.

Valero Energy Corporation operates as an independent petroleum refining and marketing company. The company operates through three segments: Refining, Ethanol, and Retail. Valero Energy Corporation has a market cap of $19.9 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 7.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Valero Energy Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Valero Energy Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its attractive valuation levels, increase in stock price during the past year, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Valero Energy Corporation Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, ConocoPhillips ( COP) is down $0.35 (-0.5%) to $68.52 on light volume. Thus far, 1.8 million shares of ConocoPhillips exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $68.32-$68.97 after having opened the day at $68.90 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $68.87.

ConocoPhillips explores for, produces, transports, and markets crude oil, bitumen, natural gas, liquefied natural gas, and natural gas liquids on a worldwide basis. ConocoPhillips has a market cap of $83.4 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 18.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate ConocoPhillips a buy, 4 analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates ConocoPhillips as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, attractive valuation levels, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full ConocoPhillips Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Exxon Mobil Corporation ( XOM) is down $0.60 (-0.7%) to $87.44 on average volume. Thus far, 5.7 million shares of Exxon Mobil Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 12.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $87.28-$88.40 after having opened the day at $88.23 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $88.04.

Exxon Mobil Corporation engages in the exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas, and manufacture of petroleum products. The company also transports and sells crude oil, natural gas, and petroleum products. It has approximately 37,228 gross and 31,264 net operated wells. Exxon Mobil Corporation has a market cap of $384.0 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 0.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Exxon Mobil Corporation a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Exxon Mobil Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its 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 has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Exxon Mobil 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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