3 Stocks Dragging In The Energy Industry

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One out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 17 points (-0.1%) at 16,759 as of Monday, June 16, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,419 issues advancing vs. 1,541 declining with 179 unchanged.

The Energy industry currently sits up 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is unchanged. A company within the industry that increased today was Williams Partners ( WPZ), up 7.7%.

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

3. Ecopetrol ( EC) is one of the companies pushing the Energy industry lower today. As of noon trading, Ecopetrol is down $0.34 (-0.9%) to $38.52 on light volume. Thus far, 122,537 shares of Ecopetrol exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 522,400 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $38.44-$38.96 after having opened the day at $38.77 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $38.86.

Ecopetrol S.A., an integrated oil company, is engaged in the exploration, development, and production of crude oil and natural gas primarily in Colombia, Peru, Brazil, and the United States Gulf Coast. Ecopetrol has a market cap of $79.5 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 1.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Ecopetrol a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Ecopetrol as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, attractive valuation levels and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including feeble growth in the company's earnings per share, weak operating cash flow and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full Ecopetrol Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, YPF Sociedad Anonima ( YPF) is down $1.95 (-5.9%) to $30.98 on heavy volume. Thus far, 4.1 million shares of YPF Sociedad Anonima exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $27.92-$33.26 after having opened the day at $33.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $32.93.

YPF Sociedad Anonima, an energy company, is engaged in the exploration, development, and production of crude oil, natural gas, and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) in Argentina. YPF Sociedad Anonima has a market cap of $13.1 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 0.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate YPF Sociedad Anonima a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates YPF Sociedad Anonima as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, attractive valuation levels, expanding profit margins and compelling growth in net income. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full YPF Sociedad Anonima Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Schlumberger ( SLB) is down $1.20 (-1.1%) to $107.05 on light volume. Thus far, 1.8 million shares of Schlumberger exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $106.63-$107.88 after having opened the day at $107.80 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $108.25.

Schlumberger Limited, together with its subsidiaries, supplies technology, integrated project management, and information solutions to oil and gas exploration and production industries worldwide. It operates through three groups: Reservoir Characterization, Drilling, and Production. Schlumberger has a market cap of $138.7 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 20.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 24 analysts that rate Schlumberger a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Schlumberger as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Schlumberger 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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