5 Stocks Improving Performance Of The Energy Industry

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 80 points (0.5%) at 15,453 as of Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,024 issues advancing vs. 894 declining with 170 unchanged.

The Energy industry currently sits up 0.5% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.7%. Top gainers within the industry include YPF Sociedad Anonima ( YPF), up 5.5%, Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation ( COG), up 3.5%, Cimarex Energy Company ( XEC), up 3.4%, Encana ( ECA), up 3.2% and Range Resources Corporation ( RRC), up 3.2%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Sunoco Logistics Partners ( SXL), down 3.1%, Energy Transfer Equity ( ETE), down 1.9% and Magellan Midstream Partners L.P ( MMP), down 1.6%.

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

5. EOG Resources ( EOG) is one of the companies pushing the Energy industry higher today. As of noon trading, EOG Resources is up $3.72 (2.3%) to $165.46 on average volume. Thus far, 1.1 million 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 $162.50-$167.18 after having opened the day at $162.67 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $161.74.

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 $45.1 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 40.7, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 3.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 20 analysts who 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 up $7.16 (4.3%) to $172.37 on average volume. Thus far, 998,903 shares of Pioneer Natural Resources Company exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $166.25-$173.94 after having opened the day at $166.97 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $165.21.

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 $23.5 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 41.9, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 10.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 16 analysts who rate Pioneer Natural Resources Company a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 7 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 solid stock price performance. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Pioneer Natural Resources Company Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Anadarko Petroleum ( APC) is up $2.09 (2.7%) to $80.26 on average volume. Thus far, 3.0 million shares of Anadarko Petroleum exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $78.85-$81.47 after having opened the day at $78.96 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $78.17.

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 $40.6 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 23.1, 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 Monday. Currently there are 16 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, weak operating cash flow and relatively poor performance when compared with the S&P 500 during the past year. Get the full Anadarko Petroleum Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Halliburton Company ( HAL) is up $0.43 (0.9%) to $48.76 on average volume. Thus far, 3.6 million shares of Halliburton Company exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 9.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $48.33-$49.09 after having opened the day at $48.58 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $48.33.

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 $41.6 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.6, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 4.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 19 analysts who 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 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 Halliburton Company Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Schlumberger ( SLB) is up $0.80 (0.9%) to $87.03 on light volume. Thus far, 2.0 million shares of Schlumberger exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $86.21-$87.40 after having opened the day at $86.35 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $86.23.

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 $115.3 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.2, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 4.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 24 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 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 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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