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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4. As of noon trading, Baytex Energy ( BTE) is down $2.14 (-5.7%) to $35.48 on heavy volume. Thus far, 545,736 shares of Baytex Energy exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 204,200 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $35.30-$36.33 after having opened the day at $36.20 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $37.62.

Baytex Energy Corp., an oil and gas company, engages in the acquisition, development, and production of crude oil and natural gas in the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin; and the Williston Basin in the United States. The company offers heavy oil, light oil, and natural gas liquids. Baytex Energy has a market cap of $4.7 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 3.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Baytex Energy a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Baytex Energy as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, 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 Baytex Energy Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, FMC Technologies ( FTI) is down $1.77 (-3.5%) to $48.18 on heavy volume. Thus far, 5.1 million shares of FMC Technologies exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $47.60-$50.91 after having opened the day at $48.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $49.95.

FMC Technologies, Inc. provides technology solutions for the energy industry worldwide. FMC Technologies has a market cap of $11.7 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 4.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 17 analysts that rate FMC Technologies a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates FMC Technologies as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, good cash flow from operations, increase in net income and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full FMC Technologies Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras ( PBR) is down $0.08 (-0.7%) to $11.14 on average volume. Thus far, 7.9 million shares of Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 18.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $11.09-$11.46 after having opened the day at $11.43 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $11.22.

Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. - Petrobras operates as an integrated oil and gas company in Brazil and internationally. Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras has a market cap of $70.3 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 18.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its attractive valuation levels, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, poor profit margins and weak operating cash flow. Get the full Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation ( COG) is down $0.76 (-1.9%) to $39.50 on average volume. Thus far, 3.8 million shares of Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $38.80-$40.49 after having opened the day at $40.30 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $40.26.

Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation, an independent oil and gas company, engages in the development, exploitation, exploration, production, and marketing of natural gas, crude oil, and natural gas liquids in the United States. Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation has a market cap of $17.1 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 3.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 18 analysts that rate Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation 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, compelling growth in net income, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company is trading at a premium valuation based on our review of its current price compared to such things as earnings and book value. Get the full Cabot Oil & Gas 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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