5 Energy Stocks On The Rise

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 42 points (-0.3%) at 15,847 as of Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, 11:45 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 971 issues advancing vs. 1,916 declining with 131 unchanged.

The Energy industry currently sits down 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.4%. Top gainers within the industry include Ecopetrol S.A ( EC), up 2.0%, Cenovus Energy ( CVE), up 1.5%, Valero Energy Corporation ( VLO), up 1.0%, Devon Energy ( DVN), up 1.0% and Enbridge ( ENB), up 0.9%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Kinder Morgan ( KMI), down 1.6%, Williams Companies ( WMB), down 1.4%, Marathon Oil ( MRO), down 1.2%, Total ( TOT), down 0.9% and Suncor Energy ( SU), down 0.9%.

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

5. FMC Technologies ( FTI) is one of the companies pushing the Energy industry higher today. As of noon trading, FMC Technologies is up $0.99 (2.0%) to $50.28 on average volume. Thus far, 893,554 shares of FMC Technologies exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $49.81-$50.50 after having opened the day at $49.83 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $49.29.

FMC Technologies, Inc. provides technology solutions for the energy industry worldwide. FMC Technologies has a market cap of $11.5 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 26.2, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 15.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 15 analysts that rate FMC Technologies a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates FMC Technologies as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, good cash flow from operations, 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 shows low profit margins. Get the full FMC Technologies Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Encana ( ECA) is up $0.40 (2.1%) to $19.36 on average volume. Thus far, 3.0 million shares of Encana exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $18.87-$19.37 after having opened the day at $18.95 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $18.95.

Encana Corporation and its subsidiaries engage in the exploration for, development, production, and marketing of natural gas, oil, and natural gas liquids in Canada and the United States. Encana has a market cap of $14.1 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 34.0, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 4.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Encana a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Encana as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, compelling growth in net income and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, weak operating cash flow and generally higher debt management risk. Get the full Encana Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Range Resources Corporation ( RRC) is up $1.90 (2.5%) to $78.50 on average volume. Thus far, 679,691 shares of Range Resources Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $76.15-$78.81 after having opened the day at $76.60 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $76.60.

Range Resources Corporation operates as an independent natural gas, natural gas liquids (NGLs), and oil company in the United States. It engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of natural gas and oil properties. Range Resources Corporation has a market cap of $12.5 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 88.9, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 21.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 13 analysts that rate Range Resources Corporation a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Range Resources Corporation as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, compelling growth in net income and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk and premium valuation. Get the full Range Resources Corporation Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Cheniere Energy ( LNG) is up $1.91 (4.6%) to $43.50 on average volume. Thus far, 2.3 million shares of Cheniere Energy exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $42.03-$44.19 after having opened the day at $42.25 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $41.59.

Cheniere Energy, Inc., an energy company, engages in the liquefied natural gas (LNG) related business. It operates through two segments, LNG Terminal Business, and LNG and Natural Gas Marketing Business. Cheniere Energy has a market cap of $9.9 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 120.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Cheniere Energy a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Cheniere Energy as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance and growth in earnings per share. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity and generally higher debt management risk. Get the full Cheniere Energy Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation ( COG) is up $0.64 (1.8%) to $35.06 on average volume. Thus far, 2.3 million shares of Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $34.00-$35.13 after having opened the day at $34.13 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $34.42.

Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation, an independent oil and gas company, engages in the development, exploitation, exploration, production, and marketing of natural gas, crude oil, and natural gas liquids in the United States. Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation has a market cap of $14.6 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 60.6, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 38.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 13 analysts that rate Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company is trading at a premium valuation based on our review of its current price compared to such things as earnings and book value. Get the full Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation 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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