Sector Update: Energy
Energy shares are flat to higher in pre-market, while crude oil futures are slightly lower.
Light, sweet crude oil for December delivery is trading down $0.01 at $94.60 a barrel. In other energy futures, heating oil is flat at $2.88 a gallon while natural gas is down $0.09 at $3.43 per million British thermal units.
In energy stocks news, solar module manufacturer Canadian Solar Inc. ( CSIQ ) gained more than 6% in early trade after reporting that it expects to be profitable at the net-income level (on a US-GAAP basis) in Q3 2013.
Revenue is seen in the range of $470 million to $495 million, versus the Capital IQ consensus of $495 million.
Furthermore, solar module shipments are expected to be between 460 MW to 480 MW, exceeding the company's guidance of 410 MW to 430 MW.