PTR, STO, TOT, SU And KMI, Pushing Energy Industry Downward

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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%. 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%. Top gainers within the industry include Marathon Petroleum ( MPC), up 4.9%, Spectra Energy ( SE), up 1.5% and Hess ( HES), up 1.5%.

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

5. PetroChina ( PTR) is one of the companies pushing the Energy industry lower today. As of noon trading, PetroChina is down $1.74 (-1.8%) to $97.85 on heavy volume. Thus far, 175,247 shares of PetroChina exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 166,600 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $96.28-$98.09 after having opened the day at $97.74 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $99.59.

PetroChina Company Limited produces and sells oil and gas in the People's Republic of China. The company operates in four segments: Exploration and Production, Refining and Chemicals, Marketing, and Natural Gas and Pipeline. PetroChina has a market cap of $182.6 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 158.4, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 9.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate PetroChina a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates PetroChina as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, attractive valuation levels, increase in net income 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 PetroChina Ratings Report now.

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