3 Stocks Pushing The Energy Industry Higher

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 55.93 points (-0.3%) at 16,507 as of Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, 3:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,028 issues advancing vs. 2,012 declining with 122 unchanged.

The Energy industry as a whole closed the day down 1.2% versus the S&P 500, which was down 0.1%. Top gainers within the Energy industry included Houston American Energy ( HUSA), up 10.1%, Pyramid Oil ( PDO), up 3.9%, Andatee China Marine Fuel Services ( AMCF), up 3.0%, Camac Energy ( CAK), up 1.7% and Whiting USA Trust I ( WHX), up 3.5%.

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

Whiting USA Trust I ( WHX) is one of the companies that pushed the Energy industry higher today. Whiting USA Trust I was up $0.09 (3.5%) to $2.64 on light volume. Throughout the day, 212,939 shares of Whiting USA Trust I exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 302,300 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $2.49-$2.68 after having opened the day at $2.50 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $2.55.

Whiting USA Trust I has a market cap of $36.5 million and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 51.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

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Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on WHX go as follows:

You can view the full analysis from the report here: Whiting USA Trust I Ratings Report

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