SNP, SU And VLO, 3 Energy Stocks Pushing The Industry Lower

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 86 points (-0.5%) at 16,084 as of Friday, April 11, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,014 issues advancing vs. 1,941 declining with 158 unchanged.

The Energy industry currently sits up 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.3%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Seadrill ( SDRL), down 2.2%, BP ( BP), down 1.4%, Marathon Petroleum ( MPC), down 1.1%, Canadian Natural Resources ( CNQ), down 1.0% and Ecopetrol S.A ( EC), down 0.9%. Top gainers within the industry include Energy Transfer Partners L.P ( ETP), up 1.8%, Energy Transfer Equity ( ETE), up 1.7%, Williams Partners ( WPZ), up 1.5%, Phillips 66 ( PSX), up 0.9% and Enterprise Products Partners ( EPD), up 0.8%.

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 $0.55 (-0.6%) to $93.43 on light volume. Thus far, 66,537 shares of China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 238,900 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $92.63-$93.49 after having opened the day at $92.74 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $93.98.

China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation, an energy and chemical company, through its subsidiaries, is engaged in the oil and gas, and chemical operations in the People's Republic of China. China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation has a market cap of $110.0 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 14.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 1 rates 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, attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation Ratings Report now.

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