5 Stocks Advancing The Energy Industry

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 22 points (0.1%) at 16,095 as of Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013, 12:00 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,757 issues advancing vs. 1,109 declining with 149 unchanged.

The Energy industry currently sits down 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.3%. Top gainers within the industry include CVR Energy ( CVI), up 6.7%, Valero Energy Corporation ( VLO), up 4.3%, Marathon Petroleum ( MPC), up 4.4%, China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation ( SNP), up 1.3% and Kinder Morgan ( KMI), up 1.0%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Continental Resources ( CLR), down 2.8%, Weatherford International ( WFT), down 2.7%, Enbridge ( ENB), down 2.6%, Cenovus Energy ( CVE), down 1.4% and Imperial Oil ( IMO), down 1.1%.

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

5. YPF Sociedad Anonima ( YPF) is one of the companies pushing the Energy industry higher today. As of noon trading, YPF Sociedad Anonima is up $0.62 (2.1%) to $29.99 on heavy volume. Thus far, 1.3 million shares of YPF Sociedad Anonima exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 842,800 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $28.85-$30.44 after having opened the day at $30.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $29.37.

YPF SOCIEDAD ANONIMA, an energy company, engages in the exploration, development, and production of crude oil, natural gas, and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) in Argentina. YPF Sociedad Anonima has a market cap of $10.5 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.2, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 83.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are no analysts that rate YPF Sociedad Anonima a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates YPF Sociedad Anonima as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, attractive valuation levels, solid stock price performance, increase in net income and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full YPF Sociedad Anonima Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, HollyFrontier ( HFC) is up $1.96 (4.2%) to $48.63 on heavy volume. Thus far, 2.6 million shares of HollyFrontier exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $46.72-$48.87 after having opened the day at $46.79 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $46.67.

HollyFrontier Corporation operates as an independent petroleum refiner and marketer in the United States. It produces light products, such as gasoline, diesel fuel, jet fuel, specialty lubricant products, liquefied petroleum gas, fuel oil, and specialty and modified asphalt. HollyFrontier has a market cap of $9.5 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 9.0, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 2.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate HollyFrontier a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates HollyFrontier 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 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 HollyFrontier Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Tesoro Corporation ( TSO) is up $1.94 (3.4%) to $58.90 on heavy volume. Thus far, 3.6 million shares of Tesoro Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $56.84-$59.47 after having opened the day at $57.01 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $56.96.

Tesoro Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in refining and marketing petroleum products in the United States. It operates in two segments, Refining and Retail. Tesoro Corporation has a market cap of $7.6 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.9, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 29.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Tesoro Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Tesoro Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance 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 Tesoro Corporation Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Phillips 66 ( PSX) is up $1.81 (2.6%) to $70.56 on average volume. Thus far, 2.5 million shares of Phillips 66 exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $68.40-$71.00 after having opened the day at $68.60 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $68.75.

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 $41.2 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 11.9, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 29.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Phillips 66 a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 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 revenue growth, 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 feeble growth in the company's earnings per share, unimpressive growth in net income and poor profit margins. Get the full Phillips 66 Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Chesapeake Energy ( CHK) is up $0.42 (1.6%) to $26.73 on average volume. Thus far, 4.5 million shares of Chesapeake Energy exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 9.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $26.02-$26.75 after having opened the day at $26.22 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $26.31.

Chesapeake Energy Corporation engages in the acquisition, exploration, development, and production of natural gas and oil properties in the United States. The company also offers marketing, midstream, drilling, and other oilfield services. Chesapeake Energy has a market cap of $17.5 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.3, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 58.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Chesapeake Energy a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 19 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Chesapeake Energy as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, compelling growth in net income, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance and impressive record of earnings per share growth. 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 Chesapeake Energy 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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