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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4. As of noon trading, National Oilwell Varco ( NOV) is up $0.77 (1.0%) to $79.45 on average volume. Thus far, 1.2 million shares of National Oilwell Varco exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $78.66-$79.88 after having opened the day at $78.66 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $78.68.

National Oilwell Varco, Inc. provides equipment and components for oil and gas drilling and production; oilfield services; and supply chain integration services to the upstream oil and gas industry worldwide. National Oilwell Varco has a market cap of $33.6 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 14.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate National Oilwell Varco a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates National Oilwell Varco 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, attractive valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full National Oilwell Varco Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Valero Energy Corporation ( VLO) is up $0.54 (1.6%) to $34.85 on light volume. Thus far, 2.5 million shares of Valero Energy Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $34.29-$35.04 after having opened the day at $34.32 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $34.31.

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 $18.5 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 0.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Valero Energy Corporation a buy, 1 analyst rates 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, Anadarko Petroleum ( APC) is up $0.66 (0.7%) to $95.37 on light volume. Thus far, 753,659 shares of Anadarko Petroleum exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $94.36-$95.76 after having opened the day at $94.42 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $94.71.

Anadarko Petroleum Corporation engages in the exploration, development, production, and marketing of natural gas, crude oil, condensate, and natural gas liquids (NGLs) in the United States and internationally. Anadarko Petroleum has a market cap of $47.2 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 26.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 16 analysts that rate Anadarko Petroleum a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Anadarko Petroleum as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations, compelling growth in net income and solid stock price performance. 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 Anadarko Petroleum Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Schlumberger ( SLB) is up $0.91 (1.0%) to $88.82 on average volume. Thus far, 3.0 million shares of Schlumberger exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $87.51-$89.22 after having opened the day at $87.83 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $87.91.

Schlumberger Limited, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the supply of technology, integrated project management, and information solutions to oil and gas exploration and production industries worldwide. Schlumberger has a market cap of $115.2 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 25.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 23 analysts that rate Schlumberger a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Schlumberger as a hold. 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 and solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's profit margins have been poor overall. Get the full Schlumberger 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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