3 Stocks Pushing The Energy Industry Lower

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 31 points (0.2%) at 16,439 as of Monday, April 21, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,695 issues advancing vs. 1,308 declining with 151 unchanged.

The Energy industry currently sits up 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include TransCanada ( TRP), down 3.5%, Kinder Morgan Energy Partners ( KMP), down 0.9%, PetroChina ( PTR), down 0.7% and China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation ( SNP), down 0.6%. Top gainers within the industry include Baker Hughes ( BHI), up 2.4%, Schlumberger ( SLB), up 1.9% and Enterprise Products Partners ( EPD), up 0.7%.

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

3. Kinder Morgan ( KMI) is one of the companies pushing the Energy industry lower today. As of noon trading, Kinder Morgan is down $0.48 (-1.4%) to $33.29 on average volume. Thus far, 2.9 million shares of Kinder Morgan exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $33.22-$33.98 after having opened the day at $33.91 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $33.77.

Kinder Morgan, Inc. operates as a midstream and energy company in North America. It operates through Natural Gas Pipelines, CO2 KMP, Products Pipelines KMP, Terminals KMP, Kinder Morgan Canada KMP, and Other segments. Kinder Morgan has a market cap of $34.7 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 6.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Kinder Morgan a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Kinder Morgan as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, expanding profit margins and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Kinder Morgan Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras ( PBR) is down $0.08 (-0.6%) to $13.93 on light volume. Thus far, 7.8 million shares of Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 24.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $13.70-$14.15 after having opened the day at $14.12 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $14.01.

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 $91.4 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 1.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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 poor profit margins, weak operating cash flow and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Pioneer Natural Resources Company ( PXD) is down $3.42 (-1.7%) to $199.89 on light volume. Thus far, 610,354 shares of Pioneer Natural Resources Company exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $199.60-$204.50 after having opened the day at $203.23 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $203.31.

Pioneer Natural Resources Company operates as an independent oil and gas exploration and production company in the United States. The company produces and sells oil, natural gas liquids (NGL), and gas. Pioneer Natural Resources Company has a market cap of $29.1 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 10.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 16 analysts that rate Pioneer Natural Resources Company a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Pioneer Natural Resources Company as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share. Get the full Pioneer Natural Resources Company 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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