5 Energy Stocks Moving The Industry Upward

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 112 points (-0.7%) at 15,897 as of Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, 11:45 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 970 issues advancing vs. 1,886 declining with 143 unchanged.

The Energy industry currently sits down 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.4%. Top gainers within the industry include Statoil ASA ( STO), up 1.1%, and Ecopetrol S.A ( EC), up 0.6%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include YPF Sociedad Anonima ( YPF), down 4.6%, Western Gas Partners ( WES), down 4.4%, Ultrapar Holdings ( UGP), down 2.6%, PetroChina ( PTR), down 1.4% and China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation ( SNP), down 0.9%.

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 $35.24 on average volume. Thus far, 2.5 million shares of Suncor Energy exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $34.66-$35.47 after having opened the day at $34.70 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $34.68.

Suncor Energy Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as an integrated energy company. Suncor Energy has a market cap of $51.6 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.2, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 5.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 12 analysts that rate Suncor Energy a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Suncor Energy 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, 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 Suncor Energy Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Williams Companies ( WMB) is up $0.81 (2.3%) to $35.99 on average volume. Thus far, 2.4 million shares of Williams Companies exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $34.94-$35.99 after having opened the day at $34.94 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $35.18.

The Williams Companies, Inc. operates as an energy infrastructure company. Williams Companies has a market cap of $24.1 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 40.0, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 7.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Williams Companies a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Williams Companies as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat weak growth in earnings per share. Get the full Williams Companies Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Devon Energy ( DVN) is up $1.18 (1.9%) to $61.72 on average volume. Thus far, 1.7 million shares of Devon Energy exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $60.46-$61.93 after having opened the day at $60.74 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $60.54.

Devon Energy Corporation, an independent energy company, engages primarily in exploration, development, and production of oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids (NGLs). Devon Energy has a market cap of $24.6 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 16.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Devon Energy a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 12 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Devon Energy as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's return on equity has been disappointing. Get the full Devon Energy Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Anadarko Petroleum ( APC) is up $0.58 (0.7%) to $89.09 on average volume. Thus far, 1.7 million shares of Anadarko Petroleum exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $88.00-$89.70 after having opened the day at $88.56 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $88.51.

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 $44.7 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 25.4, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 19.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. 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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1. As of noon trading, Pioneer Natural Resources Company ( PXD) is up $4.52 (2.5%) to $182.63 on heavy volume. Thus far, 1.4 million 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 $178.12-$183.65 after having opened the day at $180.42 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $178.11.

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 $24.6 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 44.0, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 66.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. 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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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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