3 Stocks Pushing The Energy Industry Lower

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 49 points (0.3%) at 16,147 as of Friday, Nov. 29, 2013, 11:45 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,869 issues advancing vs. 987 declining with 109 unchanged.

The Energy industry currently sits up 0.5% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.3%. A company within the industry that fell today was HollyFrontier ( HFC), up 1.8%. Top gainers within the industry include Imperial Oil ( IMO), up 2.6%, Canadian Natural Resources ( CNQ), up 2.4%, Tenaris ( TS), up 1.6%, Schlumberger ( SLB), up 1.5% and Suncor Energy ( SU), up 1.2%.

TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the industry lower today:

3. Ultrapar Holdings ( UGP) is one of the companies pushing the Energy industry lower today. As of noon trading, Ultrapar Holdings is down $0.31 (-1.2%) to $24.66 on light volume. Thus far, 71,413 shares of Ultrapar Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 269,900 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $24.65-$24.82 after having opened the day at $24.74 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $24.97.

Ultrapar Holdings Inc. operates in the petrochemical and chemical sectors. The company operates in four segments: Gas Distribution, Fuel Distribution, Chemicals, and Storage. Ultrapar Holdings has a market cap of $13.6 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 26.9, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 12.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Ultrapar Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Ultrapar Holdings as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in net income, good cash flow from operations, notable return on equity and increase in stock price during the past year. 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 Ultrapar Holdings Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation ( SNP) is down $0.82 (-0.9%) to $86.37 on light volume. Thus far, 13,056 shares of China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 97,100 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $85.61-$86.40 after having opened the day at $86.26 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $87.19.

China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation, an energy and chemical company, through its subsidiaries, engages in the oil and gas, and chemical operations in the People's Republic of China. China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation has a market cap of $101.6 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.8, equal to the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 24.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, compelling growth in net income and attractive valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including poor profit margins, weak operating cash flow and generally higher debt management risk. Get the full China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Marathon Petroleum ( MPC) is down $0.91 (-1.1%) to $83.43 on light volume. Thus far, 813,020 shares of Marathon Petroleum exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $83.15-$84.64 after having opened the day at $84.54 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $84.34.

Marathon Petroleum Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in refining, transporting, and marketing petroleum products primarily in the United States. It operates through Refining & Marketing, Speedway, and Pipeline Transportation segments. Marathon Petroleum has a market cap of $25.4 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.3, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 33.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Marathon Petroleum a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Marathon Petroleum as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance, reasonable valuation levels 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 Marathon Petroleum 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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