Energy Stocks On The Rise With Help From 3 Stocks

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 30 points (0.2%) at 15,994 as of Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,823 issues advancing vs. 1,044 declining with 196 unchanged.

The Energy industry currently sits up 0.6% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. Top gainers within the industry include Energy Transfer Equity ( ETE), up 2.3%, and Halliburton Company ( HAL), up 0.7%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras ( PBR.A), down 1.6%, and China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation ( SNP), down 0.8%.

TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the industry higher today:

3. Plains All American Pipeline ( PAA) is one of the companies pushing the Energy industry higher today. As of noon trading, Plains All American Pipeline is up $0.90 (1.7%) to $54.22 on light volume. Thus far, 296,908 shares of Plains All American Pipeline exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $53.17-$54.37 after having opened the day at $53.30 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $53.32.

Plains All American Pipeline, L.P., through its subsidiaries, engages in the transportation, storage, terminalling, and marketing of crude oil and refined products in the United States and Canada. The company operates in three segments: Transportation, Facilities, and Supply and Logistics. Plains All American Pipeline has a market cap of $19.1 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 3.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 13 analysts who rate Plains All American Pipeline a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Plains All American Pipeline as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels, notable return on equity 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 Plains All American Pipeline Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Enterprise Products Partners ( EPD) is up $0.50 (0.8%) to $67.30 on light volume. Thus far, 329,155 shares of Enterprise Products Partners exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 970,000 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $66.57-$67.79 after having opened the day at $66.79 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $66.80.

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 $62.5 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 0.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. 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 solid stock price performance. 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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1. As of noon trading, Royal Dutch Shell PLC ADR Class A ( RDS.A) is up $0.63 (0.9%) to $70.86 on light volume. Thus far, 852,619 shares of Royal Dutch Shell PLC ADR Class A exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $70.53-$70.97 after having opened the day at $70.73 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $70.23.

Royal Dutch Shell plc operates as an independent oil and gas company worldwide. The company explores for and extracts crude oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids. Royal Dutch Shell PLC ADR Class A has a market cap of $223.9 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 1.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Royal Dutch Shell PLC ADR Class A as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its reasonable valuation levels 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 Royal Dutch Shell PLC ADR Class A Ratings Report now.

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If you are interested in one of these 3 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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