5 Stocks Raising The Energy Industry Higher

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 54 points (-0.3%) at 16,409 as of Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,224 issues advancing vs. 1,713 declining with 144 unchanged.

The Energy industry currently sits up 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.2%. Top gainers within the industry include Tenaris ( TS), up 4.1%, EOG Resources ( EOG), up 0.9% and BP ( BP), up 0.5%. A company within the industry that fell today was Exxon Mobil Corporation ( XOM), up 0.9%.

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

5. YPF Sociedad Anonima ( YPF) is one of the companies pushing the Energy industry higher today. As of noon trading, YPF Sociedad Anonima is up $1.54 (5.1%) to $31.95 on average volume. Thus far, 730,295 shares of YPF Sociedad Anonima exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $31.33-$32.45 after having opened the day at $31.67 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $30.41.

YPF SOCIEDAD ANONIMA, an energy company, engages in the exploration, development, and production of crude oil, natural gas, and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) in Argentina. YPF Sociedad Anonima has a market cap of $12.8 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates YPF Sociedad Anonima a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates YPF Sociedad Anonima as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, attractive valuation levels, solid stock price performance, increase in net income 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 YPF Sociedad Anonima Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Energy Transfer Equity ( ETE) is up $3.43 (4.4%) to $81.92 on average volume. Thus far, 481,524 shares of Energy Transfer Equity exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 833,200 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $78.68-$82.05 after having opened the day at $78.90 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $78.49.

Energy Transfer Equity, L.P., through its subsidiaries, provides diversified energy-related services in the United States. The company sells natural gas to electric utilities, independent power plants, local distribution companies, industrial end-users, and other marketing companies. Energy Transfer Equity has a market cap of $22.2 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 58.6, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 4.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Energy Transfer Equity a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Energy Transfer Equity as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, compelling growth in net income, good cash flow from operations, notable return on equity and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full Energy Transfer Equity Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Phillips 66 ( PSX) is up $0.86 (1.1%) to $77.73 on average volume. Thus far, 1.7 million shares of Phillips 66 exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $76.88-$77.87 after having opened the day at $77.01 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $76.87.

Phillips 66 operates as an independent downstream energy company. The company operates in three segments: Refining and Marketing (R&M), Midstream, and Chemicals. Phillips 66 has a market cap of $46.2 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.4, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 0.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Phillips 66 a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Phillips 66 as a hold. 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 and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including feeble growth in the company's earnings per share, unimpressive growth in net income and poor profit margins. Get the full Phillips 66 Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Marathon Petroleum ( MPC) is up $2.88 (3.2%) to $91.56 on average volume. Thus far, 2.2 million shares of Marathon Petroleum exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $88.71-$91.86 after having opened the day at $88.92 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $88.68.

Marathon Petroleum Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in refining, transporting, and marketing petroleum products primarily in the United States. It operates through Refining & Marketing, Speedway, and Pipeline Transportation segments. Marathon Petroleum has a market cap of $26.8 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.0, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 3.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Marathon Petroleum a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Marathon Petroleum as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance, reasonable valuation levels 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. Get the full Marathon Petroleum Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Valero Energy Corporation ( VLO) is up $1.08 (2.1%) to $52.94 on average volume. Thus far, 3.8 million shares of Valero Energy Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 8.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $51.95-$53.03 after having opened the day at $52.05 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $51.86.

Valero Energy Corporation operates as an independent petroleum refining and marketing company. The company operates through three segments: Refining, Ethanol, and Retail. Valero Energy Corporation has a market cap of $27.7 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 11.6, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 2.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate Valero Energy Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Valero Energy Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, attractive valuation levels, 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 has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Valero Energy Corporation 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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