5 Stocks Pushing The Energy Industry Lower

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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%. 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%. 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%.

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

5. Helmerich & Payne ( HP) is one of the companies pushing the Energy industry lower today. As of noon trading, Helmerich & Payne is down $2.78 (-3.2%) to $83.48 on heavy volume. Thus far, 918,708 shares of Helmerich & Payne exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $83.14-$85.54 after having opened the day at $85.01 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $86.27.

Helmerich & Payne, Inc. primarily operates as a contract drilling company in North and South America. Helmerich & Payne has a market cap of $9.5 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.0, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 2.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Helmerich & Payne a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Helmerich & Payne as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity, attractive valuation levels and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Helmerich & Payne Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Suncor Energy ( SU) is down $0.37 (-1.1%) to $31.70 on heavy volume. Thus far, 4.3 million shares of Suncor Energy exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $31.30-$31.90 after having opened the day at $31.71 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $32.07.

Suncor Energy Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as an integrated energy company. Suncor Energy has a market cap of $48.5 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.3, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 8.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 12 analysts that rate Suncor Energy a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Suncor Energy as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, reasonable valuation levels, increase in net income and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Suncor Energy Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Phillips 66 ( PSX) is down $0.94 (-1.3%) to $70.42 on average volume. Thus far, 2.3 million shares of Phillips 66 exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $68.78-$71.75 after having opened the day at $71.71 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $71.36.

Phillips 66 operates as an independent downstream energy company. The company operates in three segments: Refining and Marketing (R&M), Midstream, and Chemicals. Phillips 66 has a market cap of $43.8 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 8.7, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 7.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Phillips 66 a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Phillips 66 as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, increase in net income and growth in earnings per share. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including poor profit margins and weak operating cash flow. Get the full Phillips 66 Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Marathon Petroleum ( MPC) is down $0.73 (-0.9%) to $83.61 on average volume. Thus far, 2.5 million shares of Marathon Petroleum exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $81.20-$84.61 after having opened the day at $84.61 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $84.34.

Marathon Petroleum Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in refining, transporting, and marketing petroleum products primarily in the United States. It operates through Refining & Marketing, Speedway, and Pipeline Transportation segments. Marathon Petroleum has a market cap of $26.2 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.7, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 8.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Marathon Petroleum a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Marathon Petroleum as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, attractive valuation levels and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Marathon Petroleum Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Valero Energy Corporation ( VLO) is down $1.15 (-2.4%) to $47.70 on heavy volume. Thus far, 8.6 million shares of Valero Energy Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 8.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $46.64-$49.28 after having opened the day at $49.23 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $48.85.

Valero Energy Corporation operates as an independent petroleum refining and marketing company. The company operates through three segments: Refining, Ethanol, and Retail. Valero Energy Corporation has a market cap of $27.6 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 10.3, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 3.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Valero Energy Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Valero Energy Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in stock price during the past year, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and attractive valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Valero Energy Corporation 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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