FMC Technologies Inc. (FTI): Today's Featured Energy Winner

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FMC Technologies ( FTI) pushed the Energy industry higher today making it today's featured energy winner. The industry as a whole was unchanged today. By the end of trading, FMC Technologies rose $0.65 (1.3%) to $51.90 on average volume. Throughout the day, 1,735,440 shares of FMC Technologies exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2,045,600 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $51.18-$52.22 after having opened the day at $51.39 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $51.25. Other companies within the Energy industry that increased today were: Dejour Energy ( DEJ), up 8.5%, MagneGas Corporation ( MNGA), up 6.4%, FX Energy ( FXEN), up 6.2% and KiOR ( KIOR), up 5.6%.

FMC Technologies, Inc. provides technology solutions for the energy industry worldwide. FMC Technologies has a market cap of $12.4 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 1.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 17 analysts that rate FMC Technologies a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 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, increase in stock price during the past year and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins.

On the negative front, Camac Energy ( CAK), down 9.2%, WSP Holdings ( WH), down 6.5%, Synergy Resources Corporation ( SYRG), down 5.5% and Energy XXI ( EXXI), down 5.3% , were all laggards within the energy industry with Valero Energy Corporation ( VLO) being today's energy industry laggard.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, 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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