5 Stocks Underperforming Today In The Energy Industry

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Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 4 points (0.0%) at 15,449 as of Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 771 issues advancing vs. 2,156 declining with 142 unchanged.

The Energy industry currently sits down 1.0% 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 4.2%, China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation ( SNP), down 3.0%, Continental Resources ( CLR), down 3.0%, Valero Energy Corporation ( VLO), down 2.6% and Seadrill ( SDRL), down 2.1%.

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

5. Apache Corporation ( APA) is one of the companies pushing the Energy industry lower today. As of noon trading, Apache Corporation is down $0.92 (-1.2%) to $77.58 on average volume. Thus far, 1.4 million shares of Apache Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $77.52-$78.83 after having opened the day at $78.65 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $78.50.

Apache Corporation, an independent energy company, explores for, develops, and produces natural gas, crude oil, and natural gas liquids. Apache Corporation has a market cap of $31.4 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 8.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 13 analysts that rate Apache Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Apache Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in net income, reasonable valuation levels, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Apache Corporation Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Kinder Morgan ( KMI) is down $0.53 (-1.6%) to $33.13 on light volume. Thus far, 1.7 million shares of Kinder Morgan exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $33.01-$33.58 after having opened the day at $33.58 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $33.66.

Kinder Morgan, Inc. owns and operates energy transportation and storage assets in the United States and Canada. The company operates in six segments: Natural Gas Pipelines, Products Pipelines KMP, CO2 KMP, Terminals KMP, Kinder Morgan Canada KMP, and Other. Kinder Morgan has a market cap of $34.5 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 6.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Kinder Morgan a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Kinder Morgan as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, compelling growth in net income, growth in earnings per share, expanding profit margins and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Kinder Morgan Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, BP ( BP) is down $0.38 (-0.8%) to $45.89 on light volume. Thus far, 1.7 million shares of BP exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $45.83-$46.34 after having opened the day at $46.22 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $46.27.

BP p.l.c. provides fuel for transportation, energy for heat and light, lubricants to engines, and petrochemicals products. BP has a market cap of $143.2 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 4.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate BP a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates BP as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations, notable return on equity and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full BP Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, ConocoPhillips ( COP) is down $0.66 (-1.0%) to $63.05 on average volume. Thus far, 2.5 million shares of ConocoPhillips exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $62.74-$63.81 after having opened the day at $63.68 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $63.71.

ConocoPhillips explores for, produces, transports, and markets crude oil, bitumen, natural gas, liquefied natural gas, and natural gas liquids on a worldwide basis. ConocoPhillips has a market cap of $78.2 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 9.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate ConocoPhillips a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates ConocoPhillips as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and increase in stock price during the past year. 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 ConocoPhillips Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Chevron ( CVX) is down $1.05 (-0.9%) to $109.78 on average volume. Thus far, 3.7 million shares of Chevron exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $109.46-$111.00 after having opened the day at $111.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $110.83.

Chevron Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in petroleum, chemicals, mining, power generation, and energy operations worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Upstream and Downstream. Chevron has a market cap of $213.7 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 11.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Chevron a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Chevron 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, attractive valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat weak growth in earnings per share. Get the full Chevron Ratings Report now.

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If you are interested in one of these 3 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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