4 Stocks Pushing The Energy Industry Lower

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 42 points (-0.3%) at 15,487 as of Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 930 issues advancing vs. 1,976 declining with 128 unchanged.

The Energy industry currently sits down 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.2%. A company within the industry that fell today was Total ( TOT), up 0.7%.

TheStreet would like to highlight 4 stocks pushing the industry lower today:

4. Canadian Natural Resources ( CNQ) is one of the companies pushing the Energy industry lower today. As of noon trading, Canadian Natural Resources is down $0.30 (-0.9%) to $31.36 on light volume. Thus far, 666,676 shares of Canadian Natural Resources exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $31.30-$31.73 after having opened the day at $31.66 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $31.66.

Canadian Natural Resources Limited engages in the exploration, development, production and marketing of crude oil, natural gas liquids, and natural gas. Canadian Natural Resources has a market cap of $34.6 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 10.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Canadian Natural Resources a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Canadian Natural Resources as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its good cash flow from operations, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, feeble growth in the company's earnings per share and disappointing return on equity. Get the full Canadian Natural Resources Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras ( PBR.A) is down $0.08 (-0.5%) to $16.42 on light volume. Thus far, 3.1 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 $16.34-$16.62 after having opened the day at $16.62 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $16.50.

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 $106.8 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 15.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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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2. As of noon trading, Halliburton Company ( HAL) is down $0.50 (-1.0%) to $49.17 on light volume. Thus far, 3.2 million shares of Halliburton Company exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 9.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $48.98-$49.86 after having opened the day at $49.72 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $49.67.

Halliburton Company provides a range of services and products for the exploration, development, and production of oil and natural gas to oil and gas companies worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Completion and Production, and Drilling and Evaluation. Halliburton Company has a market cap of $45.5 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 43.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 19 analysts that rate Halliburton Company a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Halliburton Company as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Halliburton Company Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Exxon Mobil Corporation ( XOM) is down $0.54 (-0.6%) to $88.40 on average volume. Thus far, 4.8 million shares of Exxon Mobil Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 11.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $88.39-$89.26 after having opened the day at $88.91 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $88.94.

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 $390.3 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 2.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. 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 and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. 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 3 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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