All three major indices are trading up today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading up 147 points (0.8%) at 17,675 as of Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2015, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,002 issues advancing vs. 966 declining with 152 unchanged.

The Energy industry currently sits down 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.9%. A company within the industry that fell today was

Western Gas Equity Partners

(

WGP

), up 4.0%. Top gainers within the industry include

TransCanada

(

TRP

), up 1.4%,

Royal Dutch Shell

(

RDS.A

), up 1.3%,

Statoil ASA

(

STO

), up 1.0% and

Total

(

TOT

), up 1.0%.

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

3.

Phillips 66 Partners

(

PSXP

) is one of the companies pushing the Energy industry lower today. As of noon trading, Phillips 66 Partners is down $3.27 (-5.4%) to $57.69 on light volume. Thus far, 48,143 shares of Phillips 66 Partners exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 240,000 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $57.67-$62.18 after having opened the day at $61.40 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $60.96.

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Phillips 66 Partners LP owns, operates, develops, and acquires crude oil, refined petroleum products, and natural gas liquids pipelines and terminals, as well as other transportation and midstream assets in the United States. Phillips 66 Partners has a market cap of $5.0 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 11.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Phillips 66 Partners a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Phillips 66 Partners

as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself and generally higher debt management risk. Get the full

Phillips 66 Partners Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

Energy Transfer Equity

(

ETE

) is down $0.39 (-2.9%) to $13.08 on light volume. Thus far, 6.0 million shares of Energy Transfer Equity exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 16.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $13.07-$14.03 after having opened the day at $13.71 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $13.47.

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Energy Transfer Equity, L.P., through its subsidiaries, provides diversified energy-related services in the Unites States. Energy Transfer Equity has a market cap of $14.0 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 53.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Energy Transfer Equity a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none 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 impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income 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 and poor profit margins. Get the full

Energy Transfer Equity Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

Kinder Morgan

(

KMI

) is down $0.24 (-1.6%) to $15.02 on light volume. Thus far, 12.2 million shares of Kinder Morgan exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 36.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $15.01-$15.75 after having opened the day at $15.47 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $15.26.

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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 $35.9 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 63.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Kinder Morgan a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Kinder Morgan

as a

hold

. Among the primary strengths of the company is its expanding profit margins over time. At the same time, however, 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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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

).