Editor's Note: Any reference to TheStreet Ratings and its underlying recommendation does not reflect the opinion of TheStreet, Inc. or any of its contributors including Jim Cramer or Stephanie Link. All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 90 points (0.6%) at 15,153 as of Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,842 issues advancing vs. 1,092 declining with 95 unchanged. The Energy industry currently sits down 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.5%. Top gainers within the industry include Continental Resources ( CLR), up 3.8%, Ultrapar Holdings ( UGP), up 2.1%, Tenaris ( TS), up 1.3%, Imperial Oil ( IMO), up 1.3% and Energy Transfer Partners L.P ( ETP), up 1.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation ( COG), down 2.9%, Marathon Petroleum ( MPC), down 2.0%, Marathon Oil ( MRO), down 1.8%, Hess ( HES), down 1.2% and Suncor Energy ( SU), down 0.8%. TheStreet would like to highlight 5 stocks pushing the industry higher today: 5. Kinder Morgan Energy Partners ( KMP) is one of the companies pushing the Energy industry higher today. As of noon trading, Kinder Morgan Energy Partners is up $0.92 (1.1%) to $81.25 on average volume. Thus far, 856,032 shares of Kinder Morgan Energy Partners exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $80.40-$81.39 after having opened the day at $80.54 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $80.33. Looking for treating, processing, gathering, pipelines & storage businesses. and businesses on the compression side. Also, are interested in looking at new technologies they can deploy across their companies. Look at companies above $5MM EBITDA. Kinder Morgan Energy Partners has a market cap of $24.7 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 0.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Kinder Morgan Energy Partners a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates Kinder Morgan Energy Partners as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Kinder Morgan Energy Partners Ratings Report now. 3x UPSIDE POTENTIAL: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12-months. Learn more.