5 Stocks Boosting The Energy Industry Higher

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 119 points (0.7%) at 16,493 as of Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,941 issues advancing vs. 990 declining with 158 unchanged.

The Energy industry currently sits up 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.5%. Top gainers within the industry include SM Energy ( SM), up 3.6%, Anadarko Petroleum ( APC), up 0.9% and Ecopetrol S.A ( EC), up 0.8%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Marathon Petroleum ( MPC), down 3.8%, Valero Energy Corporation ( VLO), down 2.8% and Schlumberger ( SLB), down 0.6%.

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

5. Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras ( PBR.A) is one of the companies pushing the Energy industry higher today. As of noon trading, Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras is up $0.12 (0.9%) to $13.48 on average volume. Thus far, 3.4 million shares of Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $13.42-$13.53 after having opened the day at $13.45 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $13.35.

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 $87.1 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 9.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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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