3 Energy Stocks On The Rise

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 11 points (0.1%) at 16,218 as of Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,600 issues advancing vs. 1,298 declining with 186 unchanged.

The Energy industry currently sits down 0.5% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. Top gainers within the industry include Kinder Morgan Energy Partners ( KMP), up 1.7%, Kinder Morgan ( KMI), up 1.6%, Energy Transfer Equity ( ETE), up 1.1%, Total ( TOT), up 0.9% and Chevron ( CVX), up 0.9%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Seadrill ( SDRL), down 5.8%, Transocean ( RIG), down 2.9%, Tenaris ( TS), down 1.6%, Ecopetrol S.A ( EC), down 1.4% and China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation ( SNP), down 1.2%.

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

3. Marathon Petroleum ( MPC) is one of the companies pushing the Energy industry higher today. As of noon trading, Marathon Petroleum is up $2.38 (2.7%) to $90.50 on average volume. Thus far, 2.0 million shares of Marathon Petroleum exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $87.72-$90.84 after having opened the day at $88.13 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $88.12.

Marathon Petroleum Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in refining, transporting, and marketing petroleum products primarily in the United States. It operates through Refining & Marketing, Speedway, and Pipeline Transportation segments. Marathon Petroleum has a market cap of $26.3 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 3.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 9 analysts who rate Marathon Petroleum a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Marathon Petroleum as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, attractive valuation levels and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Marathon Petroleum Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, EOG Resources ( EOG) is up $3.02 (1.7%) to $183.42 on heavy volume. Thus far, 1.7 million shares of EOG Resources exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $179.25-$183.89 after having opened the day at $182.85 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $180.40.

EOG Resources, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the exploration, development, production, and marketing of crude oil and natural gas. EOG Resources has a market cap of $48.6 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 7.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 19 analysts who rate EOG Resources a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates EOG Resources as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, increase in net income, 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 EOG Resources Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Valero Energy Corporation ( VLO) is up $0.71 (1.4%) to $51.63 on light volume. Thus far, 2.2 million shares of Valero Energy Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 8.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $50.77-$51.64 after having opened the day at $50.98 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $50.92.

Valero Energy Corporation operates as an independent petroleum refining and marketing company. The company operates through three segments: Refining, Ethanol, and Retail. Valero Energy Corporation has a market cap of $27.1 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 1.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 10 analysts who rate Valero Energy Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Valero Energy Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, attractive valuation levels and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Valero Energy Corporation 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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