5 Energy Stocks Dragging The Industry Down

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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%. 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%. 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%.

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

5. Kosmos Energy ( KOS) is one of the companies pushing the Energy industry lower today. As of noon trading, Kosmos Energy is down $0.97 (-8.7%) to $10.14 on heavy volume. Thus far, 1.6 million shares of Kosmos Energy exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 570,400 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $10.11-$10.97 after having opened the day at $10.90 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $11.11.

Kosmos Energy Ltd. engages in the exploration and production of oil and gas in Africa and South America. Kosmos Energy has a market cap of $4.2 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 0.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Kosmos Energy a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Kosmos Energy as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its feeble growth in its earnings per share, unimpressive growth in net income and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself. Get the full Kosmos Energy Ratings Report now.

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