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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 17 points (0.1%) at 16,651 as of Thursday, May 29, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,820 issues advancing vs. 1,121 declining with 182 unchanged.

The Energy industry currently sits up 0.5% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Enbridge ( ENB), down 1.2%, and ConocoPhillips ( COP), down 0.5%. Top gainers within the industry include YPF Sociedad Anonima ( YPF), up 3.1%, Ecopetrol ( EC), up 1.5%, Noble Energy ( NBL), up 1.4%, Schlumberger ( SLB), up 1.1% and Valero Energy ( VLO), up 1.0%.

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

3. Imperial Oil ( IMO) is one of the companies pushing the Energy industry lower today. As of noon trading, Imperial Oil is down $0.36 (-0.7%) to $49.38 on light volume. Thus far, 49,866 shares of Imperial Oil exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 233,600 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $49.28-$50.08 after having opened the day at $50.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $49.73.

Imperial Oil Limited is engaged in the exploration for, production, and sale of crude oil and natural gas in Canada. The company operates through three segments: Upstream, Downstream, and Chemical. Imperial Oil has a market cap of $42.3 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 12.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are no analysts that rate Imperial Oil a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Imperial Oil 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 Imperial Oil Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Williams Partners ( WPZ) is down $0.42 (-0.8%) to $52.58 on light volume. Thus far, 165,586 shares of Williams Partners exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 607,400 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $52.53-$53.16 after having opened the day at $53.16 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $53.00.

Williams Partners L.P., an energy infrastructure company, focuses on connecting North America's hydrocarbon resource plays to growing markets for natural gas and natural gas liquids (NGL). It operates in Northeast G&P, Atlantic-Gulf, West, and NGL & Petchem Services segments. Williams Partners has a market cap of $23.0 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 4.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Williams Partners a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Williams Partners as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Williams Partners Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Energy Transfer Equity ( ETE) is down $0.54 (-1.1%) to $50.56 on light volume. Thus far, 179,529 shares of Energy Transfer Equity exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $50.56-$51.31 after having opened the day at $51.16 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $51.10.

Energy Transfer Equity, L.P., through its subsidiaries, provides diversified energy-related services in the Unites States. The company sells natural gas to electric utilities, independent power plants, local distribution companies, industrial end-users, and other marketing companies. Energy Transfer Equity has a market cap of $27.7 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 25.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Energy Transfer Equity a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Energy Transfer Equity as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, compelling growth in net income, notable return on equity, solid stock price performance and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full Energy Transfer Equity 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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