5 Stocks Dragging In The Basic Materials Sector

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 14 points (0.1%) at 16,024 as of Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, 11:45 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,437 issues advancing vs. 1,443 declining with 136 unchanged.

The Basic Materials sector currently sits up 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Nucor ( NUE), down 2.4%, China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation ( SNP), down 2.3%, Continental Resources ( CLR), down 2.1%, Southern Copper Corporation ( SCCO), down 1.8% and Canadian Natural Resources ( CNQ), down 1.3%. Top gainers within the sector include Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras ( PBR), up 1.6%, Energy Transfer Partners L.P ( ETP), up 1.6%, Marathon Petroleum ( MPC), up 1.4%, Vale ( VALE), up 1.3% and Total ( TOT), up 1.2%.

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

5. Cameron International Corporation ( CAM) is one of the companies pushing the Basic Materials sector lower today. As of noon trading, Cameron International Corporation is down $1.28 (-2.3%) to $54.77 on average volume. Thus far, 2.0 million shares of Cameron International Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $54.32-$55.67 after having opened the day at $55.33 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $56.05.

Cameron International Corporation provides flow equipment products, systems, and services worldwide. Cameron International Corporation has a market cap of $13.0 billion and is part of the energy industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.5, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 0.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 13 analysts that rate Cameron International Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Cameron International Corporation 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, reasonable valuation levels, 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 sub par growth in net income. Get the full Cameron International Corporation Ratings Report now.

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