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The Energy industry as a whole closed the day down 1.6% versus the S&P 500, which was up 0.2%. Laggards within the Energy industry included Tengasco ( TGC), down 6.8%, Barnwell Industries ( BRN), down 3.4%, Saratoga Resources ( SARA), down 10.6%, Escalera Resources ( ESCR), down 7.0% and Lucas Energy ( LEI), down 18.5%.

TheStreet Ratings Group would like to highlight 3 stocks that pushed the industry lower today:

Crescent Point Energy ( CPG) is one of the companies that pushed the Energy industry lower today. Crescent Point Energy was down $1.37 (5.5%) to $23.76 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 400,125 shares of Crescent Point Energy exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 238,300 shares. The stock ranged in price between $23.71-$24.90 after having opened the day at $24.71 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $25.13.

Crescent Point Energy Corp. is engaged in the acquisition, exploration, development, and production of oil and natural gas properties in Western Canada and the United States. Crescent Point Energy has a market cap of $11.2 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 8.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 5 analysts who rate Crescent Point Energy a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Crescent Point Energy as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, compelling growth in net income and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the stock has had a generally disappointing performance in the past year.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on CPG go as follows:

  • CPG's very impressive revenue growth greatly exceeded the industry average of 6.5%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues leaped by 66.8%. Growth in the company's revenue appears to have helped boost the earnings per share.
  • The gross profit margin for CRESCENT POINT ENERGY CORP is currently very high, coming in at 82.16%. It has increased from the same quarter the previous year. Along with this, the net profit margin of 23.04% significantly outperformed against the industry average.
  • CPG's debt-to-equity ratio is very low at 0.25 and is currently below that of the industry average, implying that there has been very successful management of debt levels. Even though the company has a strong debt-to-equity ratio, the quick ratio of 0.43 is very weak and demonstrates a lack of ability to pay short-term obligations.
  • The return on equity has improved slightly when compared to the same quarter one year prior. This can be construed as a modest strength in the organization. Compared to other companies in the Oil, Gas & Consumable Fuels industry and the overall market, CRESCENT POINT ENERGY CORP's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • CPG's stock share price has done very poorly compared to where it was a year ago: Despite any rallies, the net result is that it is down by 33.96%, which is also worse that the performance of the S&P 500 Index. Investors have so far failed to pay much attention to the earnings improvements the company has managed to achieve over the last quarter. Turning toward the future, the fact that the stock has come down in price over the past year should not necessarily be interpreted as a negative; it could be one of the factors that may help make the stock attractive down the road. Right now, however, we believe that it is too soon to buy.

You can view the full analysis from the report here: Crescent Point Energy Ratings Report

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At the close, Lucas Energy ( LEI) was down $0.02 (18.5%) to $0.08 on average volume. Throughout the day, 465,102 shares of Lucas Energy exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 326,400 shares. The stock ranged in price between $0.08-$0.10 after having opened the day at $0.09 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $0.10.

Lucas Energy, Inc. operates as an independent oil and gas company in Texas. Lucas Energy has a market cap of $3.4 million and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 19.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Lucas Energy as a sell. Among the areas we feel are negative, one of the most important has been a generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on LEI go as follows:

  • LEI's stock share price has done very poorly compared to where it was a year ago: Despite any rallies, the net result is that it is down by 90.66%, which is also worse that the performance of the S&P 500 Index. Investors have so far failed to pay much attention to the earnings improvements the company has managed to achieve over the last quarter. Naturally, the overall market trend is bound to be a significant factor. However, in one sense, the stock's sharp decline last year is a positive for future investors, making it cheaper (in proportion to its earnings over the past year) than most other stocks in its industry. But due to other concerns, we feel the stock is still not a good buy right now.
  • The return on equity has improved slightly when compared to the same quarter one year prior. This can be construed as a modest strength in the organization. Compared to other companies in the Oil, Gas & Consumable Fuels industry and the overall market, LUCAS ENERGY INC's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • LEI, with its decline in revenue, underperformed when compared the industry average of 6.5%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues fell by 19.1%. The declining revenue has not hurt the company's bottom line, with increasing earnings per share.
  • LEI's debt-to-equity ratio is very low at 0.25 and is currently below that of the industry average, implying that there has been very successful management of debt levels. Even though the company has a strong debt-to-equity ratio, the quick ratio of 0.08 is very weak and demonstrates a lack of ability to pay short-term obligations.
  • The net income growth from the same quarter one year ago has exceeded that of the Oil, Gas & Consumable Fuels industry average, but is less than that of the S&P 500. The net income increased by 4.4% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, going from -$1.56 million to -$1.49 million.

You can view the full analysis from the report here: Lucas Energy Ratings Report

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Saratoga Resources ( SARA) was another company that pushed the Energy industry lower today. Saratoga Resources was down $0.02 (10.6%) to $0.17 on average volume. Throughout the day, 124,419 shares of Saratoga Resources exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 141,900 shares. The stock ranged in price between $0.17-$0.22 after having opened the day at $0.22 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $0.19.

Saratoga Resources, Inc., an independent oil and natural gas company, acquires, exploits, produces, and develops crude oil and natural gas properties in the United States. Saratoga Resources has a market cap of $5.9 million and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 12.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there is 1 analyst who rates Saratoga Resources a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Saratoga Resources as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its feeble growth in its earnings per share, deteriorating net income, generally high debt management risk, disappointing return on equity and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself.

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Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on SARA go as follows:

  • The debt-to-equity ratio is very high at 14.32 and currently higher than the industry average, implying increased risk associated with the management of debt levels within the company. Along with the unfavorable debt-to-equity ratio, SARA maintains a poor quick ratio of 0.78, which illustrates the inability to avoid short-term cash problems.
  • Return on equity has greatly decreased when compared to its ROE from the same quarter one year prior. This is a signal of major weakness within the corporation. Compared to other companies in the Oil, Gas & Consumable Fuels industry and the overall market, SARATOGA RESOURCES INC's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • SARATOGA RESOURCES INC has experienced a steep decline in earnings per share in the most recent quarter in comparison to its performance from the same quarter a year ago. The company has reported a trend of declining earnings per share over the past two years. During the past fiscal year, SARATOGA RESOURCES INC reported poor results of -$0.85 versus -$0.13 in the prior year.
  • The company, on the basis of change in net income from the same quarter one year ago, has significantly underperformed when compared to that of the S&P 500 and the Oil, Gas & Consumable Fuels industry. The net income has significantly decreased by 79.4% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, falling from -$5.73 million to -$10.27 million.
  • Despite any intermediate fluctuations, we have only bad news to report on this stock's performance over the last year: it has tumbled by 83.02%, worse than the S&P 500's performance. Consistent with the plunge in the stock price, the company's earnings per share are down 73.68% compared to the year-earlier quarter. Naturally, the overall market trend is bound to be a significant factor. However, in one sense, the stock's sharp decline last year is a positive for future investors, making it cheaper (in proportion to its earnings over the past year) than most other stocks in its industry. But due to other concerns, we feel the stock is still not a good buy right now.

You can view the full analysis from the report here: Saratoga Resources Ratings Report

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