EC, PBR.A, BHI And SLB, 4 Energy Stocks Pushing The Industry Lower

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 111 points (0.7%) at 16,536 as of Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,084 issues advancing vs. 856 declining with 147 unchanged.

The Energy industry currently sits up 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.6%. Top gainers within the industry include Cheniere Energy ( LNG), up 4.7%, Devon Energy ( DVN), up 2.4%, Suncor Energy ( SU), up 1.0%, Royal Dutch Shell PLC ADR Class A ( RDS.A), up 0.8% and Statoil ASA ( STO), up 0.6%.

TheStreet would like to highlight 4 stocks pushing the industry lower today:

4. Ecopetrol S.A ( EC) is one of the companies pushing the Energy industry lower today. As of noon trading, Ecopetrol S.A is down $0.79 (-2.1%) to $36.91 on average volume. Thus far, 285,651 shares of Ecopetrol S.A exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 429,800 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $36.69-$37.86 after having opened the day at $37.47 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $37.70.

Ecopetrol S.A., an integrated oil company, engages in the exploration, development, and production of crude oil and natural gas Colombia. The company operates in four segments: Exploration and Production, Refining and Petrochemicals, Transportation, and Market and Supply. Ecopetrol S.A has a market cap of $77.5 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 5.9, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 1.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are no analysts that rate Ecopetrol S.A a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Ecopetrol S.A as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in net income, attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Ecopetrol S.A Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras ( PBR.A) is down $0.08 (-0.6%) to $13.82 on light volume. Thus far, 1.4 million shares of Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $13.79-$14.17 after having opened the day at $14.17 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $13.90.

Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. - Petrobras operates as an integrated oil and gas company in Brazil and internationally. Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras has a market cap of $90.9 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 7.1, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 5.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras as a hold. 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 notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, poor profit margins and weak operating cash flow. Get the full Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Baker Hughes ( BHI) is down $0.88 (-1.6%) to $52.52 on average volume. Thus far, 2.0 million shares of Baker Hughes exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $52.26-$52.86 after having opened the day at $52.75 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $53.40.

Baker Hughes Incorporated supplies oilfield services, products, technology, and systems to the oil and natural gas industry worldwide. Baker Hughes has a market cap of $23.8 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 22.4, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 3.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 17 analysts that rate Baker Hughes a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Baker Hughes as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, attractive valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Baker Hughes Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Schlumberger ( SLB) is down $0.73 (-0.8%) to $87.29 on average volume. Thus far, 2.6 million shares of Schlumberger exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $86.77-$88.46 after having opened the day at $88.05 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $88.02.

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 $116.4 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.7, equal to the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 2.3% 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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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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