3 Energy Stocks Dragging The Industry Down

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One out of the three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 15 points (-0.1%) at 17,638 as of Friday, Nov. 14, 2014, 12:00 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,511 issues advancing vs. 1,431 declining with 199 unchanged.

The Energy industry currently sits down 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is unchanged. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras ( PBR), down 4.8%, National Oilwell Varco ( NOV), down 1.1% and Anadarko Petroleum ( APC), down 0.5%. Top gainers within the industry include Halliburton ( HAL), up 2.1%, Statoil ASA ( STO), up 1.7% and EOG Resources ( EOG), up 1.2%.

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

3. EnLink Midstream Partners ( ENLK) is one of the companies pushing the Energy industry lower today. As of noon trading, EnLink Midstream Partners is down $1.70 (-5.8%) to $27.73 on heavy volume. Thus far, 7.3 million shares of EnLink Midstream Partners exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 438,200 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $27.55-$27.84 after having opened the day at $27.63 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $29.43.

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EnLink Midstream Partners, LP, through its subsidiary, EnLink Midstream Operating, LP, provides midstream energy services. It engages in the gathering, transmission, processing, fractionation, and marketing natural gas, natural gas liquids (NGLs), crude oil, and condensate. EnLink Midstream Partners has a market cap of $6.9 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 6.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate EnLink Midstream Partners a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates EnLink Midstream Partners as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full EnLink Midstream Partners Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, China Petroleum & Chemical ( SNP) is down $0.41 (-0.5%) to $82.38 on light volume. Thus far, 37,640 shares of China Petroleum & Chemical exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 163,100 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $82.21-$83.15 after having opened the day at $83.15 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $82.79.

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China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation, an energy and chemical company, through its subsidiaries, is engaged in the oil and gas, and chemical operations in the People's Republic of China. China Petroleum & Chemical has a market cap of $96.6 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 0.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates China Petroleum & Chemical a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates China Petroleum & Chemical as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full China Petroleum & Chemical Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Ecopetrol ( EC) is down $0.17 (-0.7%) to $24.46 on heavy volume. Thus far, 527,779 shares of Ecopetrol exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 577,900 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $24.33-$24.69 after having opened the day at $24.51 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $24.63.

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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 $51.9 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 35.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Ecopetrol a buy, 3 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 attractive valuation levels, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures 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, deteriorating net income and weak operating cash flow. Get the full Ecopetrol 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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