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All three major indices are trading down today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading down 152 points (-0.9%) at 17,388 as of Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 923 issues advancing vs. 2,100 declining with 141 unchanged.

The Energy industry currently sits up 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is down 1.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include

MarkWest Energy Partners

(

MWE

), down 3.2%,

Plains All American Pipeline

(

PAA

), down 2.7%,

Williams Companies

(

WMB

), down 1.4% and

Energy Transfer Equity

(

ETE

), down 1.4%. Top gainers within the industry include

Chesapeake Energy

(

CHK

), up 10.8%,

Nabors Industries

(

NBR

), up 9.3%,

Tenaris

(

TS

), up 4.5%,

Enterprise Products Partners

(

EPD

), up 1.7% and

EOG Resources

(

EOG

), up 1.4%.

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

3.

China Petroleum & Chemical

(

SNP

) is one of the companies pushing the Energy industry lower today. As of noon trading, China Petroleum & Chemical is down $0.49 (-0.7%) to $74.22 on light volume. Thus far, 22,093 shares of China Petroleum & Chemical exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 145,900 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $74.10-$74.59 after having opened the day at $74.38 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $74.71.

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China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation, an energy and chemical company, through its subsidiaries, engages in the oil and gas, and chemical operations and businesses in the People's Republic of China. China Petroleum & Chemical has a market cap of $88.0 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 7.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates China Petroleum & Chemical a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

China Petroleum & Chemical

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its reasonable valuation levels and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat weak growth in earnings per share. Get the full

China Petroleum & Chemical Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

Questar

(

STR

) is down $1.44 (-6.5%) to $20.64 on heavy volume. Thus far, 2.3 million shares of Questar exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 929,900 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $20.30-$21.95 after having opened the day at $21.75 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $22.07.

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Questar Corporation operates as an integrated natural gas company in the United States. Questar has a market cap of $3.8 billion and is part of the utilities sector. Shares are down 12.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Questar a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Questar

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. 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

Questar Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

Cheniere Energy

(

LNG

) is down $1.90 (-2.9%) to $63.08 on average volume. Thus far, 2.1 million shares of Cheniere Energy exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $62.86-$66.06 after having opened the day at $65.50 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $64.98.

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Cheniere Energy, Inc., an energy company, engages in the liquefied natural gas (LNG) related business. It operates through two segments, LNG Terminal Business, and LNG and Natural Gas Marketing Business. Cheniere Energy has a market cap of $15.7 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 7.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Cheniere Energy a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Cheniere Energy

as a

sell

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

Cheniere Energy 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

).