3 Energy Stocks Moving The Industry Upward

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 77 points (-0.4%) at 17,034 as of Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 824 issues advancing vs. 2,132 declining with 162 unchanged.

The Energy industry currently sits down 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.3%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras ( PBR), down 2.1%, China Petroleum & Chemical ( SNP), down 0.6% and PetroChina ( PTR), down 0.5%.

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

3. Enbridge ( ENB) is one of the companies pushing the Energy industry higher today. As of noon trading, Enbridge is up $0.41 (0.8%) to $50.91 on average volume. Thus far, 466,321 shares of Enbridge exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 805,200 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $50.20-$51.00 after having opened the day at $50.36 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $50.50.

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Enbridge Inc. operates as an energy transportation and distribution company in the United States and Canada. Its Liquids Pipelines segment operates common carrier and contract crude oil, natural gas liquids (NGL), and refined products pipelines and terminals. Enbridge has a market cap of $43.0 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 15.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 4 analysts who rate Enbridge a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Enbridge as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, compelling growth in net income, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full Enbridge Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Encana ( ECA) is up $0.62 (2.8%) to $23.12 on heavy volume. Thus far, 4.5 million shares of Encana exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $22.51-$23.32 after having opened the day at $22.58 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $22.50.

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Encana Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, is engaged in exploration for, development, production, and marketing of natural gas, oil, and natural gas liquids in Canada and the United States. Encana has a market cap of $16.8 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 24.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 8 analysts who rate Encana a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Encana as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the growth in the company's net income has been quite unimpressive. Get the full Encana Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, EQT ( EQT) is up $1.88 (2.0%) to $97.02 on average volume. Thus far, 676,190 shares of EQT exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $95.48-$97.68 after having opened the day at $95.48 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $95.14.

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EQT Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a natural gas company in the United States. It operates in two segments, EQT Production and EQT Midstream. EQT has a market cap of $14.6 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 6.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 10 analysts who rate EQT a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates EQT 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, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and good cash flow from operations. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full EQT 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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