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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