Cameron International Corporation (CAM): Today's Featured Energy Laggard

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Cameron International Corporation ( CAM) pushed the Energy industry lower today making it today's featured Energy laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.6%. By the end of trading, Cameron International Corporation fell $0.66 (-1.1%) to $58.02 on average volume. Throughout the day, 3,922,045 shares of Cameron International Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3,759,500 shares. The stock ranged in price between $57.44-$58.83 after having opened the day at $58.60 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $58.68. Other companies within the Energy industry that declined today were: Miller Energy Resources ( MILL), down 6.8%, Houston American Energy Corporation ( HUSA), down 5.6%, Lilis Energy ( LLEX), down 5.1% and Ecopetrol S.A ( EC), down 4.4%.

Cameron International Corporation provides flow equipment products, systems, and services worldwide. Cameron International Corporation has a market cap of $13.7 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.6, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 3.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 13 analysts that rate Cameron International Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Cameron International Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations 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.

On the positive front, Syntroleum Corporation ( SYNM), up 35.8%, Andatee China Marine Fuel Services Corporat ( AMCF), up 24.8%, Ivanhoe Energy ( IVAN), up 11.0% and Dejour Energy ( DEJ), up 10.8% , were all gainers within the energy industry with Exxon Mobil Corporation ( XOM) being today's featured energy industry leader.

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