5 Stocks Dragging 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 44 points (0.3%) at 15,539 as of Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,783 issues advancing vs. 1,120 declining with 134 unchanged.

The Energy industry currently sits up 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.3%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Western Gas Partners ( WES), down 3.0%, Magellan Midstream Partners L.P ( MMP), down 1.9%, Energy Transfer Partners L.P ( ETP), down 1.2% and Enterprise Products Partners ( EPD), down 0.9%. Top gainers within the industry include Whiting Petroleum Corporation ( WLL), up 3.9%, Chesapeake Energy ( CHK), up 2.0%, Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation ( COG), up 1.4%, Marathon Oil ( MRO), up 1.1% and Devon Energy ( DVN), up 0.9%.

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

5. Total ( TOT) is one of the companies pushing the Energy industry lower today. As of noon trading, Total is down $0.48 (-0.8%) to $56.53 on average volume. Thus far, 985,558 shares of Total exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $56.32-$56.58 after having opened the day at $56.43 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $57.01.

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 $128.8 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 9.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. 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 net income, 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 shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Total Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Suncor Energy ( SU) is down $0.18 (-0.5%) to $35.89 on light volume. Thus far, 1.2 million shares of Suncor Energy exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $35.82-$36.28 after having opened the day at $36.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $36.07.

Suncor Energy Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as an integrated energy company. Suncor Energy has a market cap of $54.3 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 9.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 14 analysts that rate Suncor Energy a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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

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3. As of noon trading, Marathon Petroleum ( MPC) is down $1.34 (-2.0%) to $65.61 on average volume. Thus far, 1.8 million shares of Marathon Petroleum exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $65.56-$67.48 after having opened the day at $66.89 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $66.95.

Marathon Petroleum Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in refining, transporting, and marketing petroleum products primarily in the United States. It operates through Refining & Marketing, Speedway, and Pipeline Transportation segments. Marathon Petroleum has a market cap of $21.3 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 7.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Marathon Petroleum a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Marathon Petroleum as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, attractive valuation levels, 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 shows low profit margins. Get the full Marathon Petroleum Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Phillips 66 ( PSX) is down $0.92 (-1.6%) to $55.91 on average volume. Thus far, 1.7 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 $55.81-$56.80 after having opened the day at $56.71 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $56.83.

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 $34.9 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 7.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Phillips 66 a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 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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1. As of noon trading, Williams Companies ( WMB) is down $0.31 (-0.9%) to $35.23 on light volume. Thus far, 2.1 million shares of Williams Companies exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $35.22-$35.60 after having opened the day at $35.49 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $35.54.

The Williams Companies, Inc. operates as an energy infrastructure company. Williams Companies has a market cap of $24.5 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 8.6% 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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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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