5 Stocks Underperforming Today In The Energy Industry

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 44 points (-0.3%) at 15,836 as of Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 751 issues advancing vs. 2,176 declining with 155 unchanged.

The Energy industry currently sits down 1.4% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.4%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Range Resources Corporation ( RRC), down 3.4%, Chesapeake Energy ( CHK), down 2.9%, Crescent Point Energy ( CPG), down 2.8%, Southwestern Energy Company ( SWN), down 2.7% and Plains All American Pipeline ( PAA), down 2.4%.

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

5. EOG Resources ( EOG) is one of the companies pushing the Energy industry lower today. As of noon trading, EOG Resources is down $3.49 (-2.1%) to $162.04 on light volume. Thus far, 606,757 shares of EOG Resources exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $161.69-$165.49 after having opened the day at $165.13 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $165.53.

EOG Resources, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the exploration, development, production, and marketing of crude oil and natural gas. EOG Resources has a market cap of $46.2 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 41.7, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 1.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 18 analysts that rate EOG Resources a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates EOG Resources as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, increase in net income, good cash flow from operations, 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 EOG Resources Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Pioneer Natural Resources Company ( PXD) is down $3.22 (-1.9%) to $169.51 on light volume. Thus far, 560,873 shares of Pioneer Natural Resources Company exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $169.31-$174.57 after having opened the day at $172.91 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $172.73.

Pioneer Natural Resources Company operates as an independent oil and gas exploration and production company in the United States. The company produces and sells oil, natural gas liquids (NGL), and gas. Pioneer Natural Resources Company has a market cap of $24.9 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 44.5, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 6.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 14 analysts that rate Pioneer Natural Resources Company a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Pioneer Natural Resources Company as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations, compelling growth in net income and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. 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 Pioneer Natural Resources Company Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Anadarko Petroleum ( APC) is down $0.96 (-1.2%) to $80.13 on light volume. Thus far, 1.4 million shares of Anadarko Petroleum exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $80.06-$81.37 after having opened the day at $81.11 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $81.09.

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 $41.7 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 23.7, above 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 Friday. Currently there are 15 analysts that 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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2. As of noon trading, Halliburton Company ( HAL) is down $0.44 (-0.9%) to $48.17 on light volume. Thus far, 3.0 million shares of Halliburton Company exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 8.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $48.10-$48.97 after having opened the day at $48.71 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $48.61.

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 $42.5 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.9, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 4.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 19 analysts that 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. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Halliburton Company Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Schlumberger ( SLB) is down $0.67 (-0.8%) to $87.48 on light volume. Thus far, 2.0 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 $87.44-$88.45 after having opened the day at $88.30 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $88.15.

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 $118.9 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 down 2.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 24 analysts that 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 impressive record of earnings per share growth, revenue growth and increase in stock price during the past year. 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 4 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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