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 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%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Encana ( ECA), down 2.6%, and Chevron ( CVX), down 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%.

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

5. Ultrapar Holdings ( UGP) is one of the companies pushing the Energy industry lower today. As of noon trading, Ultrapar Holdings is down $0.54 (-2.4%) to $21.84 on heavy volume. Thus far, 274,331 shares of Ultrapar Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 284,400 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $21.81-$22.56 after having opened the day at $22.36 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $22.38.

Ultrapar Holdings Inc. operates in the petrochemical and chemical sectors. The company operates in four segments: Gas Distribution, Fuel Distribution, Chemicals, and Storage. Ultrapar Holdings has a market cap of $11.4 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 11.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Ultrapar Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Ultrapar Holdings as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in net income, good cash flow from operations 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 Ultrapar Holdings Ratings Report now.

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