1. As of noon trading, Chevron ( CVX) is up $0.77 (0.6%) to $123.78 on average volume. Thus far, 2.3 million shares of Chevron exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $122.79-$123.95 after having opened the day at $123.10 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $123.01. Chevron Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in petroleum, chemicals, mining, power generation, and energy operations worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Upstream and Downstream. Chevron has a market cap of $236.1 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 13.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Chevron a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates Chevron as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, attractive valuation levels and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat weak growth in earnings per share. Get the full Chevron Ratings Report now. 3x UPSIDE POTENTIAL: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12-months. Learn more. 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).