3 Stocks Dragging The Energy Industry Downward

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 29 points (0.2%) at 17,603 as of Monday, Nov. 10, 2014, 12:00 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,659 issues advancing vs. 1,296 declining with 183 unchanged.

The Energy industry currently sits down 1.0% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.3%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Crescent Point Energy ( CPG), down 2.0%, Concho Resources ( CXO), down 2.5%, Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras ( PBR.A), down 1.9%, Apache Corporation ( APA), down 2.2% and PetroChina ( PTR), down 0.9%. A company within the industry that increased today was Ultrapar Participacoes ( UGP), up 1.5%.

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

3. Pioneer Natural Resources ( PXD) is one of the companies pushing the Energy industry lower today. As of noon trading, Pioneer Natural Resources is down $4.10 (-2.3%) to $172.60 on average volume. Thus far, 952,852 shares of Pioneer Natural Resources exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $172.32-$180.68 after having opened the day at $179.28 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $176.70.

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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 has a market cap of $25.0 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 4.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 18 analysts that rate Pioneer Natural Resources a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Pioneer Natural Resources as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, increase in net income, expanding profit margins, growth in earnings per share and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Pioneer Natural Resources Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Anadarko Petroleum ( APC) is down $1.77 (-1.9%) to $92.54 on heavy volume. Thus far, 4.5 million shares of Anadarko Petroleum exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $92.42-$95.94 after having opened the day at $95.04 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $94.31.

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Anadarko Petroleum Corporation is engaged in the exploration, development, production, and marketing of oil and gas properties. It operates through three segments: Oil and Gas Exploration and Production; Midstream; and Marketing. Anadarko Petroleum has a market cap of $47.4 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 18.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 16 analysts that rate Anadarko Petroleum a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Anadarko Petroleum as a hold. 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 and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's return on equity has been disappointing. Get the full Anadarko Petroleum Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Chevron ( CVX) is down $1.10 (-0.9%) to $117.70 on average volume. Thus far, 2.6 million shares of Chevron exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $117.67-$119.67 after having opened the day at $119.60 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $118.80.

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Chevron Corporation, through its subsidiaries, is engaged in petroleum, chemicals, mining, power generation, and energy operations worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Upstream and Downstream. Chevron has a market cap of $225.1 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 4.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Chevron a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Chevron as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and attractive valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Chevron 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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