3 Stocks Underperforming Today In The Energy Industry

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 78 points (0.5%) at 16,438 as of Thursday, March 6, 2014, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,775 issues advancing vs. 1,148 declining with 152 unchanged.

The Energy industry currently sits up 0.6% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.4%. Top gainers within the industry include Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras ( PBR), up 2.4%, Ecopetrol S.A ( EC), up 2.1%, Halliburton Company ( HAL), up 1.5%, Canadian Natural Resources ( CNQ), up 1.2% and Schlumberger ( SLB), up 1.0%.

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

3. Enterprise Products Partners ( EPD) is one of the companies pushing the Energy industry lower today. As of noon trading, Enterprise Products Partners is down $0.43 (-0.6%) to $67.31 on light volume. Thus far, 310,537 shares of Enterprise Products Partners exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $67.24-$68.02 after having opened the day at $67.71 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $67.74.

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 $63.2 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 1.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 15 analysts that 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 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 Enterprise Products Partners Ratings Report now.

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