Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading down 23 points (-0.1%) at 15,979 as of Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,349 issues advancing vs. 1,636 declining with 166 unchanged.

The Energy industry currently sits down 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include

Energy Transfer Equity

(

ETE

), down 4.3%, and

China Petroleum & Chemical

(

SNP

), down 1.8%. Top gainers within the industry include

Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras

(

PBR.A

), up 3.5%,

Total

(

TOT

), up 2.7%,

Valero Energy

(

VLO

), up 2.6%,

Statoil ASA

(

STO

), up 2.5% and

Marathon Petroleum

(

MPC

), up 1.7%.

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

3.

Williams Companies

(

WMB

) is one of the companies pushing the Energy industry lower today. As of noon trading, Williams Companies is down $0.96 (-2.6%) to $35.60 on heavy volume. Thus far, 9.2 million shares of Williams Companies exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 8.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $34.76-$37.17 after having opened the day at $36.82 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $36.56.

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The Williams Companies, Inc. operates as an energy infrastructure company primarily in the United States. The company operates in three segments: Williams Partners, Access Midstream, and Williams NGL & Petchem Services. Williams Companies has a market cap of $31.2 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 59.4, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 24.4. Shares are down 18.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Williams Companies a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Williams Companies

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and increase in net income. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full

Williams Companies Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

Kinder Morgan

(

KMI

) is down $0.83 (-3.0%) to $26.72 on heavy volume. Thus far, 12.0 million shares of Kinder Morgan exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 14.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $26.66-$27.81 after having opened the day at $27.63 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $27.55.

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Kinder Morgan, Inc. operates as an energy infrastructure and energy company in North America. The company operates through Natural Gas Pipelines, CO2, Terminals, Products Pipelines, Kinder Morgan Canada, and Other segments. Kinder Morgan has a market cap of $64.5 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 42.6, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 24.4. Shares are down 34.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate Kinder Morgan a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Kinder Morgan

as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, feeble growth in the company's earnings per share and generally higher debt management risk. Get the full

Kinder Morgan Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

Schlumberger

(

SLB

) is down $0.44 (-0.6%) to $68.93 on average volume. Thus far, 5.7 million shares of Schlumberger exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 9.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $68.03-$69.89 after having opened the day at $69.61 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $69.37.

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Schlumberger Limited supplies technology, integrated project management, and information solutions to the oil and gas exploration and production industries worldwide. The company operates through Reservoir Characterization Group, Drilling Group, and Production Group segments. Schlumberger has a market cap of $92.3 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.6, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 24.4. Shares are down 18.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 20 analysts that rate Schlumberger a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Schlumberger

as a

buy

. Among the primary strengths of the company is its solid financial position based on a variety of debt and liquidity measures that we have evaluated. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat weak growth in earnings per share. Get the full

Schlumberger 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

).