4 Stocks Driving The Energy Industry Higher

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 91 points (-0.6%) at 15,838 as of Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 929 issues advancing vs. 2,026 declining with 145 unchanged.

The Energy industry currently sits down 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.4%. Top gainers within the industry include Marathon Petroleum ( MPC), up 4.9%, Spectra Energy ( SE), up 1.5% and Hess ( HES), up 1.5%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include YPF Sociedad Anonima ( YPF), down 4.1%, Pioneer Natural Resources Company ( PXD), down 2.7%, Seadrill ( SDRL), down 2.3%, Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras ( PBR), down 2.0% and EOG Resources ( EOG), down 1.3%.

TheStreet would like to highlight 4 stocks pushing the industry higher today:

4. Enterprise Products Partners ( EPD) is one of the companies pushing the Energy industry higher today. As of noon trading, Enterprise Products Partners is up $0.36 (0.6%) to $64.13 on light volume. Thus far, 323,718 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 $63.02-$64.33 after having opened the day at $64.33 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $63.77.

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 $60.0 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 23.4, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 2.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. 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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