All three major indices are trading up today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading up 68 points (0.4%) at 17,604 as of Tuesday, March 29, 2016, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,037 issues advancing vs. 895 declining with 166 unchanged.

The Energy industry currently sits down 0.9% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.4%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include

Ecopetrol

(

EC

), down 3.4%,

Plains All American Pipeline

(

PAA

), down 3.0%,

Hess

(

HES

), down 2.6%,

PetroChina

(

PTR

), down 2.3% and

Baker Hughes

(

BHI

), down 2.1%. A company within the industry that increased today was

China Petroleum & Chemical

(

SNP

), up 1.2%.

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

3.

Marathon Petroleum

(

MPC

) is one of the companies pushing the Energy industry lower today. As of noon trading, Marathon Petroleum is down $0.79 (-2.1%) to $36.19 on light volume. Thus far, 2.8 million shares of Marathon Petroleum exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $35.75-$36.55 after having opened the day at $36.49 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $36.98.

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Marathon Petroleum Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in refining, marketing, retailing, and transporting petroleum products primarily in the United States. It operates through three segments: Refining & Marketing, Speedway, and Midstream. Marathon Petroleum has a market cap of $19.5 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 28.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Marathon Petroleum a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Marathon Petroleum

as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including poor profit margins, a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself and unimpressive growth in net income. Get the full

Marathon Petroleum Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

BP

(

BP

) is down $0.22 (-0.7%) to $30.20 on average volume. Thus far, 4.5 million shares of BP exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 9.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $29.69-$30.25 after having opened the day at $29.88 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $30.42.

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BP p.l.c. operates as an integrated oil and gas company worldwide. It operates through three segments: Upstream, Downstream, and Rosneft. BP has a market cap of $102.0 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 2.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate BP a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

BP

as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, growth in earnings per share and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity, a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself and weak operating cash flow. Get the full

BP Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

Royal Dutch Shell

(

RDS.A

) is down $0.32 (-0.7%) to $47.82 on average volume. Thus far, 2.5 million shares of Royal Dutch Shell exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $47.04-$47.85 after having opened the day at $47.28 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $48.14.

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Royal Dutch Shell plc operates as an independent oil and gas company worldwide. It operates through Upstream and Downstream segments. The company explores for and extracts crude oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids. Royal Dutch Shell has a market cap of $154.4 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 5.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Royal Dutch Shell

as a

hold

. 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 growth in earnings per share. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, weak operating cash flow and disappointing return on equity. Get the full

Royal Dutch Shell 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

).