5 Stocks Pushing The Energy Industry Downward

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Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 56 points (-0.3%) at 15,939 as of Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,598 issues advancing vs. 1,323 declining with 154 unchanged.

The Energy industry currently sits up 0.5% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Spectra Energy ( SE), down 0.9%, Kinder Morgan Energy Partners ( KMP), down 1.0%, Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras ( PBR.A), down 0.7% and Chevron ( CVX), down 0.6%. Top gainers within the industry include Talisman Energy ( TLM), up 3.7%, Energy Transfer Equity ( ETE), up 2.3%, Imperial Oil ( IMO), up 2.0%, Enbridge ( ENB), up 2.0% and Ecopetrol S.A ( EC), up 1.8%.

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

5. Seadrill ( SDRL) is one of the companies pushing the Energy industry lower today. As of noon trading, Seadrill is down $1.37 (-3.7%) to $36.10 on heavy volume. Thus far, 3.2 million shares of Seadrill exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $35.90-$37.25 after having opened the day at $36.81 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $37.47.

Seadrill Limited provides offshore drilling services to the oil and gas industry worldwide. The company operates in three segments: Floaters, Jack-up Rigs, and Tender Rigs. Seadrill has a market cap of $17.2 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 8.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Seadrill a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Seadrill as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, notable return on equity, compelling growth in net income, good cash flow from operations and impressive record of earnings per share growth. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full Seadrill Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Kinder Morgan ( KMI) is down $0.16 (-0.5%) to $33.78 on light volume. Thus far, 1.5 million shares of Kinder Morgan exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $33.73-$34.14 after having opened the day at $33.95 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $33.94.

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 $35.0 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 5.7% 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, Williams Companies ( WMB) is down $0.91 (-2.2%) to $40.85 on average volume. Thus far, 3.3 million shares of Williams Companies exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $40.78-$41.36 after having opened the day at $41.15 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $41.76.

The Williams Companies, Inc. operates as an energy infrastructure company. Williams Companies has a market cap of $28.0 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 8.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Williams Companies a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Williams Companies as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat weak growth in earnings per share. Get the full Williams Companies Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Anadarko Petroleum ( APC) is down $0.49 (-0.6%) to $81.52 on light volume. Thus far, 903,729 shares of Anadarko Petroleum exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $81.23-$82.62 after having opened the day at $82.05 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $82.01.

Anadarko Petroleum Corporation engages in the exploration, development, production, and marketing of natural gas, crude oil, condensate, and natural gas liquids (NGLs) in the United States and internationally. Anadarko Petroleum has a market cap of $40.7 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 3.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 16 analysts that rate Anadarko Petroleum a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Anadarko Petroleum as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, expanding profit margins and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, deteriorating net income and disappointing return on equity. Get the full Anadarko Petroleum Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Halliburton Company ( HAL) is down $0.44 (-0.8%) to $53.40 on average volume. Thus far, 3.7 million shares of Halliburton Company exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 9.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $53.34-$54.00 after having opened the day at $53.74 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $53.84.

Halliburton Company provides a range of services and products for the exploration, development, and production of oil and natural gas to oil and gas companies worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Completion and Production, and Drilling and Evaluation. Halliburton Company has a market cap of $44.1 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 6.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 19 analysts that rate Halliburton Company a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Halliburton Company 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 Halliburton Company 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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