5 Stocks Dragging In The Energy Industry

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 27 points (-0.2%) at 15,858 as of Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 997 issues advancing vs. 1,953 declining with 153 unchanged.

The Energy industry currently sits down 0.7% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.5%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include CGG ( CGG), down 16.9%, Tenaris ( TS), down 3.1%, PetroChina ( PTR), down 2.0%, Suncor Energy ( SU), down 1.1% and China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation ( SNP), down 1.1%.

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

5. BP ( BP) is one of the companies pushing the Energy industry lower today. As of noon trading, BP is down $0.68 (-1.5%) to $45.35 on average volume. Thus far, 2.6 million shares of BP exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $45.32-$45.67 after having opened the day at $45.64 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $46.03.

BP p.l.c. provides fuel for transportation, energy for heat and light, lubricants to engines, and petrochemicals products. BP has a market cap of $143.5 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.5, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 10.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate BP a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates BP as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, attractive valuation levels, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, 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 sub par growth in net income. Get the full BP Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, ConocoPhillips ( COP) is down $0.58 (-0.8%) to $69.22 on light volume. Thus far, 1.2 million shares of ConocoPhillips exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $69.04-$69.85 after having opened the day at $69.82 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $69.79.

ConocoPhillips explores for, produces, transports, and markets crude oil, bitumen, natural gas, liquefied natural gas, and natural gas liquids on a worldwide basis. ConocoPhillips has a market cap of $85.1 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 10.3, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 20.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate ConocoPhillips a buy, 4 analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates ConocoPhillips as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in stock price during the past year, increase in net income, attractive valuation levels, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. 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 ConocoPhillips Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Schlumberger ( SLB) is down $1.00 (-1.2%) to $86.00 on light volume. Thus far, 2.1 million shares of Schlumberger exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $85.96-$87.52 after having opened the day at $87.11 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $87.00.

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 $113.7 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.3, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 24.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 23 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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2. As of noon trading, Chevron ( CVX) is down $1.00 (-0.8%) to $119.22 on light volume. Thus far, 1.7 million shares of Chevron exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $119.16-$120.23 after having opened the day at $120.12 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $120.22.

Chevron Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in petroleum, chemicals, mining, power generation, and energy operations worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Upstream and Downstream. Chevron has a market cap of $230.6 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 9.8, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 11.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Chevron a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Chevron 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, attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations 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 Chevron Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Exxon Mobil Corporation ( XOM) is down $1.10 (-1.1%) to $96.12 on average volume. Thus far, 5.0 million shares of Exxon Mobil Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 12.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $96.06-$97.13 after having opened the day at $97.02 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $97.22.

Exxon Mobil Corporation engages in the exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas, and manufacture of petroleum products. The company also transports and sells crude oil, natural gas, and petroleum products. It has approximately 37,228 gross and 31,264 net operated wells. Exxon Mobil Corporation has a market cap of $416.4 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.4, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 10.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Exxon Mobil Corporation a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Exxon Mobil Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its attractive valuation levels, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Exxon Mobil Corporation Ratings Report now.

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If you are interested in one of these 3 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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