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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