5 Stocks Driving The Energy Industry Higher

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Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 125 points (-0.8%) at 16,333 as of Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,733 issues advancing vs. 1,234 declining with 157 unchanged.

The Energy industry currently sits up 0.6% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. Top gainers within the industry include China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation ( SNP), up 5.3%, Royal Dutch Shell ( RDS.B), up 0.9%, Statoil ASA ( STO), up 0.8%, Total ( TOT), up 0.8% and Chevron ( CVX), up 0.6%. 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. Enterprise Products Partners ( EPD) is one of the companies pushing the Energy industry higher today. As of noon trading, Enterprise Products Partners is up $1.04 (1.6%) to $65.03 on light volume. Thus far, 333,260 shares of Enterprise Products Partners exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $64.50-$65.34 after having opened the day at $64.85 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $63.99.

Enterprise Products Partners L.P. provides midstream energy services to producers and consumers of natural gas, natural gas liquids (NGLs), crude oil, refined products, and petrochemicals in the United States and internationally. Enterprise Products Partners has a market cap of $59.8 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 23.3, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 3.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 15 analysts who rate Enterprise Products Partners a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Enterprise Products Partners as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, increase in net income and increase in stock price during the past year. 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 Enterprise Products Partners Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Royal Dutch Shell PLC ADR Class A ( RDS.A) is up $0.74 (1.1%) to $71.31 on heavy volume. Thus far, 2.3 million shares of Royal Dutch Shell PLC ADR Class A exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $70.77-$71.38 after having opened the day at $71.29 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $70.57.

Royal Dutch Shell plc operates as an independent oil and gas company worldwide. The company explores for and extracts crude oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids. Royal Dutch Shell PLC ADR Class A has a market cap of $223.5 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 8.9, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 1.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Royal Dutch Shell PLC ADR Class A as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Royal Dutch Shell PLC ADR Class A Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, ConocoPhillips ( COP) is up $0.51 (0.8%) to $68.02 on light volume. Thus far, 1.5 million shares of ConocoPhillips exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $67.71-$68.24 after having opened the day at $68.08 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $67.51.

ConocoPhillips explores for, produces, transports, and markets crude oil, bitumen, natural gas, liquefied natural gas, and natural gas liquids on a worldwide basis. ConocoPhillips has a market cap of $82.7 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 10.1, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 4.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 4 analysts who rate ConocoPhillips a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates ConocoPhillips as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, attractive valuation levels, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and notable return on equity. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full ConocoPhillips Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Anadarko Petroleum ( APC) is up $1.49 (1.9%) to $81.55 on light volume. Thus far, 1.7 million shares of Anadarko Petroleum exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $80.63-$81.73 after having opened the day at $80.65 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $80.06.

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 $40.3 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 22.9, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 0.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. 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 and weak operating cash flow. Get the full Anadarko Petroleum Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Schlumberger ( SLB) is up $0.63 (0.7%) to $90.84 on average volume. Thus far, 4.2 million shares of Schlumberger exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $90.70-$92.11 after having opened the day at $91.20 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $90.21.

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 $118.8 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.0, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 0.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. 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, increase in stock price during the past year and impressive record of earnings per share growth. 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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