HES, APA, APC, PXD And SLB, Pushing Energy Industry Downward

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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%. 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%. 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%.

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

5. Hess ( HES) is one of the companies pushing the Energy industry lower today. As of noon trading, Hess is down $1.75 (-2.1%) to $81.86 on light volume. Thus far, 980,242 shares of Hess exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $81.75-$83.54 after having opened the day at $83.54 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $83.61.

Hess Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an independent energy company worldwide. It operates in two segments, Exploration and Production (E&P), and Marketing and Refining (M&R). Hess has a market cap of $27.9 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 8.3, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 56.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Hess a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Hess as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, reasonable valuation levels, expanding profit margins, 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 Hess Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Apache Corporation ( APA) is down $1.33 (-1.4%) to $92.41 on light volume. Thus far, 869,465 shares of Apache Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $92.25-$93.73 after having opened the day at $93.42 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $93.74.

Apache Corporation, an independent energy company, explores for, develops, and produces natural gas, crude oil, and natural gas liquids. Apache Corporation has a market cap of $37.2 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.9, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 19.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 13 analysts that rate Apache Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Apache Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and increase in net income. 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 Apache Corporation Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Anadarko Petroleum ( APC) is down $1.31 (-1.4%) to $89.26 on light volume. Thus far, 770,359 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 $89.17-$90.53 after having opened the day at $90.22 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $90.57.

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 $45.6 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 25.9, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 21.8% 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 4 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, increase in net income, expanding profit margins, growth in earnings per share and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Anadarko Petroleum Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Pioneer Natural Resources Company ( PXD) is down $2.82 (-1.5%) to $180.72 on light volume. Thus far, 500,447 shares of Pioneer Natural Resources Company exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $180.01-$184.25 after having opened the day at $181.41 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $183.54.

Pioneer Natural Resources Company operates as an independent oil and gas exploration and production company in the United States. The company produces and sells oil, natural gas liquids (NGL), and gas. Pioneer Natural Resources Company has a market cap of $25.1 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 44.8, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 69.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 12 analysts that rate Pioneer Natural Resources Company a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Pioneer Natural Resources Company as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations, compelling growth in net income and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Pioneer Natural Resources Company Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Schlumberger ( SLB) is down $0.87 (-1.0%) to $88.59 on light volume. Thus far, 2.0 million shares of Schlumberger exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $88.54-$89.49 after having opened the day at $89.32 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $89.46.

Schlumberger Limited, together with its subsidiaries, supplies technology, integrated project management, and information solutions to oil and gas exploration and production industries worldwide. It operates through three groups: Reservoir Characterization, Drilling, and Production. Schlumberger has a market cap of $118.3 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.0, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 29.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 21 analysts that rate Schlumberger a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Schlumberger as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in stock price during the past year, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. 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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