5 Stocks Raising The Energy Industry Higher

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 91 points (0.6%) at 15,720 as of Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,156 issues advancing vs. 753 declining with 162 unchanged.

The Energy industry currently sits up 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.6%. Top gainers within the industry include Valero Energy Corporation ( VLO), up 2.9%, Marathon Petroleum ( MPC), up 2.5%, Apache Corporation ( APA), up 1.3%, Halliburton Company ( HAL), up 1.2% and Suncor Energy ( SU), up 1.0%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Encana ( ECA), down 2.6%, and Chevron ( CVX), down 0.6%.

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

5. Statoil ASA ( STO) is one of the companies pushing the Energy industry higher today. As of noon trading, Statoil ASA is up $1.27 (5.3%) to $25.21 on heavy volume. Thus far, 1.4 million shares of Statoil ASA exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $25.14-$25.50 after having opened the day at $25.22 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $23.94.

Statoil ASA, an integrated energy company, engages in the exploration, production, transportation, refining, and marketing of petroleum and petroleum-derived products in Norway and internationally. Statoil ASA has a market cap of $75.3 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 0.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 5 analysts who rate Statoil ASA a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Statoil ASA as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its attractive valuation levels, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat weak growth in earnings per share. Get the full Statoil ASA Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Total ( TOT) is up $0.89 (1.5%) to $58.75 on heavy volume. Thus far, 1.6 million shares of Total exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 952,400 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $57.91-$58.97 after having opened the day at $58.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $57.86.

TOTAL S.A., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a oil and gas company worldwide. The company operates in three segments: Upstream, Refining and Chemicals, and Marketing and Services. Total has a market cap of $128.7 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 5.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 5 analysts who rate Total a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Total 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, increase in stock price during the past year and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Total Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Enterprise Products Partners ( EPD) is up $0.76 (1.2%) to $65.64 on average volume. Thus far, 371,321 shares of Enterprise Products Partners exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 965,600 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $65.34-$66.19 after having opened the day at $65.40 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $64.88.

Enterprise Products Partners L.P. provides midstream energy services to producers and consumers of natural gas, natural gas liquids (NGLs), crude oil, refined products, and petrochemicals in the United States and internationally. Enterprise Products Partners has a market cap of $60.4 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 2.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 15 analysts who rate Enterprise Products Partners a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Enterprise Products Partners as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Enterprise Products Partners Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Noble Energy ( NBL) is up $1.42 (2.3%) to $64.03 on heavy volume. Thus far, 2.0 million shares of Noble Energy exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $63.42-$64.50 after having opened the day at $63.69 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $62.61.

Noble Energy, Inc., an independent energy company, engages in the acquisition, exploration, development, production, and marketing of crude oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids primarily in the United States, West Africa, and Eastern Mediterranean. Noble Energy has a market cap of $22.0 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 8.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 10 analysts who rate Noble Energy a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Noble Energy as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, increase in stock price during the past year, expanding profit margins and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Noble Energy Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Baker Hughes ( BHI) is up $0.90 (1.6%) to $59.06 on average volume. Thus far, 2.1 million shares of Baker Hughes exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $58.06-$59.07 after having opened the day at $58.06 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $58.16.

Baker Hughes Incorporated supplies oilfield services, products, technology, and systems to the oil and natural gas industry worldwide. Baker Hughes has a market cap of $25.3 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 5.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 15 analysts who rate Baker Hughes a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Baker Hughes 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, 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 Baker Hughes 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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