Today's Top Performers In Energy

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Two out of the three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 23 points (-0.2%) at 15,311 as of Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,760 issues advancing vs. 1,167 declining with 109 unchanged.

The Energy industry currently sits up 0.6% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.1%. Top gainers within the industry include Cheniere Energy ( LNG), up 4.9%, Talisman Energy ( TLM), up 3.8%, Noble Corporation ( NE), up 2.5%, Continental Resources ( CLR), up 1.6% and Canadian Natural Resources ( CNQ), up 1.3%. A company within the industry that fell today was Ultrapar Holdings ( UGP), up 3.2%.

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

5. Suncor Energy ( SU) is one of the companies pushing the Energy industry higher today. As of noon trading, Suncor Energy is up $0.56 (1.6%) to $36.12 on light volume. Thus far, 1.4 million shares of Suncor Energy exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $35.59-$36.23 after having opened the day at $35.72 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $35.56.

Suncor Energy Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as an integrated energy company. Suncor Energy has a market cap of $54.2 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 9.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. 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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