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All three major indices are trading down today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading down 24 points (-0.1%) at 16,982 as of Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,291 issues advancing vs. 1,724 declining with 155 unchanged.

The Energy industry currently sits up 0.8% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.2%. A company within the industry that fell today was

Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras

(

PBR

), up 1.3%. Top gainers within the industry include

Newfield Exploration

(

NFX

), up 13.2%,

Western Gas Equity Partners

(

WGP

), up 5.1%,

Williams Companies

(

WMB

), up 2.7%,

Pioneer Natural Resources

(

PXD

), up 2.0% and

EOG Resources

(

EOG

), up 1.9%.

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 $1.66 (-1.9%) to $87.46 on average volume. Thus far, 1.7 million shares of Marathon Petroleum exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $87.16-$90.24 after having opened the day at $90.05 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $89.12.

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Marathon Petroleum Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, is engaged in refining, transporting, and marketing petroleum products primarily in the United States. It operates through three segments: Refining & Marketing, Speedway, and Pipeline Transportation. Marathon Petroleum has a market cap of $24.5 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 2.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate Marathon Petroleum a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Marathon Petroleum

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full

Marathon Petroleum Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

Phillips 66

(

PSX

) is down $0.24 (-0.3%) to $77.30 on average volume. Thus far, 1.7 million shares of Phillips 66 exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $76.25-$78.97 after having opened the day at $78.68 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $77.53.

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Phillips 66 operates as an energy manufacturing and logistics company. It operates in four segments: Midstream, Chemicals, Refining, Marketing and Specialties. Phillips 66 has a market cap of $42.2 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 0.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Phillips 66 a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Phillips 66

as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, attractive valuation levels and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins. Get the full

Phillips 66 Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

Valero Energy

(

VLO

) is down $0.70 (-1.4%) to $48.79 on light volume. Thus far, 2.6 million shares of Valero Energy exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $48.43-$50.16 after having opened the day at $49.82 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $49.49.

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Valero Energy Corporation operates as an independent petroleum refining and marketing company in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom, and Ireland. It operates through two segments, Refining and Ethanol. Valero Energy has a market cap of $25.5 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 1.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Valero Energy a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Valero Energy

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income and attractive valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full

Valero 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

).

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