5 Energy Stocks Pushing The Industry Higher

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 64 points (0.4%) at 16,322 as of Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,125 issues advancing vs. 788 declining with 156 unchanged.

The Energy industry currently sits up 0.8% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.7%. Top gainers within the industry include Cimarex Energy Company ( XEC), up 4.7%, Concho Resources ( CXO), up 3.4%, Pioneer Natural Resources Company ( PXD), up 2.6%, Continental Resources ( CLR), up 2.4% and EOG Resources ( EOG), up 2.0%.

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

5. Marathon Petroleum ( MPC) is one of the companies pushing the Energy industry higher today. As of noon trading, Marathon Petroleum is up $1.28 (1.4%) to $89.44 on light volume. Thus far, 1.3 million shares of Marathon Petroleum exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $89.13-$90.44 after having opened the day at $89.39 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $88.16.

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 $27.4 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.3, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 3.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 7 analysts who 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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4. As of noon trading, Anadarko Petroleum ( APC) is up $1.98 (2.5%) to $80.34 on average volume. Thus far, 2.8 million shares of Anadarko Petroleum exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $78.40-$80.66 after having opened the day at $78.40 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $78.37.

Anadarko Petroleum Corporation engages in the exploration, development, production, and marketing of natural gas, crude oil, condensate, and natural gas liquids (NGLs) in the United States and internationally. Anadarko Petroleum has a market cap of $40.2 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 22.8, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 1.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 15 analysts who rate Anadarko Petroleum a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Anadarko Petroleum as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in net income and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity, weak operating cash flow and relatively poor performance when compared with the S&P 500 during the past year. Get the full Anadarko Petroleum Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Halliburton Company ( HAL) is up $0.67 (1.4%) to $50.25 on light volume. Thus far, 2.0 million shares of Halliburton Company exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 8.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $49.76-$50.36 after having opened the day at $49.76 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $49.58.

Halliburton Company provides a range of services and products for the exploration, development, and production of oil and natural gas to oil and gas companies worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Completion and Production, and Drilling and Evaluation. Halliburton Company has a market cap of $42.9 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 24.2, above 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 18 analysts who rate Halliburton Company a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Halliburton Company as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, solid stock price performance and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Halliburton Company Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Valero Energy Corporation ( VLO) is up $0.80 (1.6%) to $52.30 on light volume. Thus far, 2.9 million shares of Valero Energy Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 8.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $51.99-$52.58 after having opened the day at $51.99 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $51.49.

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 $28.7 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.0, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 2.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 11 analysts who 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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1. As of noon trading, Schlumberger ( SLB) is up $0.82 (0.9%) to $88.28 on light volume. Thus far, 1.9 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 $87.37-$88.64 after having opened the day at $87.91 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $87.46.

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 $116.1 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 2.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 23 analysts who rate Schlumberger a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Schlumberger as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's profit margins have been poor overall. 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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