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

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading down 88 points (-0.5%) at 17,785 as of Tuesday, May 31, 2016, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,627 issues advancing vs. 1,333 declining with 171 unchanged.

The Energy industry currently sits up 1.7% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.2%. Top gainers within the industry include

Plains GP Holdings

(

PAGP

), up 7.5%,

Plains All American Pipeline

(

PAA

), up 5.2%,

Suncor Energy

(

SU

), up 1.1% and

PetroChina

(

PTR

), up 0.6%. A company within the industry that fell today was

Royal Dutch Shell

(

RDS.A

), up 1.4%.

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

3.

Energy Transfer Equity

(

ETE

) is one of the companies pushing the Energy industry higher today. As of noon trading, Energy Transfer Equity is up $0.88 (7.6%) to $12.52 on average volume. Thus far, 11.2 million shares of Energy Transfer Equity exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 19.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $11.76-$12.59 after having opened the day at $11.78 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $11.64.

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Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. provides diversified energy-related services in the Unites States. Energy Transfer Equity has a market cap of $12.2 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 15.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 3 analysts who rate Energy Transfer Equity a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Energy Transfer Equity

as a

hold

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

Energy Transfer Equity Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

Williams Companies

(

WMB

) is up $1.15 (5.3%) to $22.63 on average volume. Thus far, 5.9 million shares of Williams Companies exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 11.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $21.66-$23.00 after having opened the day at $21.67 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $21.48.

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The Williams Companies, Inc. operates as an energy infrastructure company primarily in the United States. The company operates through Williams Partners, Williams NGL (natural gas liquids) & Petchem Services, and Other segments. Williams Companies has a market cap of $16.1 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 16.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 3 analysts who rate Williams Companies a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Williams Companies

as a

sell

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

Williams Companies Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

Kinder Morgan

(

KMI

) is up $0.30 (1.7%) to $18.15 on light volume. Thus far, 6.7 million shares of Kinder Morgan exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 18.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $17.85-$18.25 after having opened the day at $17.87 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $17.85.

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Kinder Morgan, Inc. operates as an energy infrastructure company in North America. It operates through Natural Gas Pipelines, CO2, Terminals, Products Pipelines, Kinder Morgan Canada, and Other segments. Kinder Morgan has a market cap of $39.8 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 19.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 7 analysts who rate Kinder Morgan a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Kinder Morgan

as a

sell

. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself, generally high debt management risk, disappointing return on equity, weak operating cash flow and feeble growth in its earnings per share. Get the full

Kinder Morgan 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

).