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Monday, December 4, 2017: The share price index of the Energy Sector has declined by 2% relative to the Otos Total Market index since the December, 2016 high. Current relative price to sales is about mid-range in the record of the Sector.

Last week the share price index of the Energy Sector advanced by 2.1% compared to a 1.5% advance for the Otos Total Market Index. Gaining stocks in the Energy Sector numbered 74 or 87.1% of the Sector total compared to a 29.1% gaining stocks frequency across the 3979 stocks in the Otos U.S. stocks universe.

We have collected third quarter sales data for 83 of the 85 comparable record companies in the Energy Sector representing100% of the capital value. The Sector capital weighted average sales growth rate is 16.0%. The proportion of Sector market capital accounted for by rising sales growth companies is down to 92.7%, compared to 98.6% last quarter.

Currently, sales growth is high in the record of the Energy Sector and higher than last quarter.

The proportion of total market capital accounted for by rising gross profit margin companies is down to 79.3% compared to 79.9% last quarter.

The Sector is recording a low and rising gross margin. Inventories are down, improving the chance of a further increase in the gross margin. SG&A expenses are high in the record of the Sector and falling. That implies that the Sector has further capability to accelerate EBITDA relative to sales with lower costs. Higher gross margins and lower SG&A expenses are producing a leveraged acceleration in EBITDA relative to sales. Interest costs are high in the record of the Sector and falling. That implies that the Sector has further capability to accelerate earnings relative to sales with lower financing costs. Lower interest costs also diminish financial risk and are often associated with higher share valuation.

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Industries showing growing strength in fundamentals compared to this time last quarter are Oils Integrated and Oil & Gas Expl & Production. The industries in this sector showing growing deterioration in fundamentals compared to this time last quarter are Oils Domestic Refining and Oilfield Services & Equipment.