3 Stocks Pulling The Energy Industry Downward

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Two out of the three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 14 points (-0.1%) at 16,140 as of Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, 12:00 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,063 issues advancing vs. 873 declining with 164 unchanged.

The Energy industry currently sits up 0.9% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. Top gainers within the industry include Continental Resources ( CLR), up 3.2%, Canadian Natural Resources ( CNQ), up 1.6%, Statoil ASA ( STO), up 1.3% and Royal Dutch Shell PLC ADR Class A ( RDS.A), up 1.0%.

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

3. China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation ( SNP) is one of the companies pushing the Energy industry lower today. As of noon trading, China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation is down $1.38 (-1.8%) to $77.11 on average volume. Thus far, 58,148 shares of China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 148,400 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $76.80-$78.02 after having opened the day at $77.54 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $78.49.

China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation, an energy and chemical company, through its subsidiaries, engages in the oil and gas, and chemical operations in the People's Republic of China. China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation has a market cap of $91.5 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 4.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, compelling growth in net income, attractive valuation levels, impressive record of earnings per share growth and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras ( PBR.A) is down $0.11 (-0.9%) to $12.16 on heavy volume. Thus far, 13.9 million shares of Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $11.95-$12.19 after having opened the day at $11.97 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $12.27.

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 $80.0 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 16.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

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, Seadrill ( SDRL) is down $0.98 (-2.7%) to $34.90 on heavy volume. Thus far, 5.9 million shares of Seadrill exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $34.06-$35.50 after having opened the day at $35.43 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $35.88.

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 $16.8 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 12.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Seadrill a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 4 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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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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