3 Stocks Boosting The Energy Industry Higher

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Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 68 points (-0.4%) at 17,105 as of Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,162 issues advancing vs. 1,797 declining with 186 unchanged.

The Energy industry currently sits down 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.2%. A company within the industry that increased today was China Petroleum & Chemical ( SNP), up 0.6%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Statoil ASA ( STO), down 2.6%, Ecopetrol ( EC), down 2.4%, TransCanada ( TRP), down 2.2%, Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras ( PBR), down 2.0% and Royal Dutch Shell ( RDS.B), down 1.3%.

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

3. Kinder Morgan ( KMI) is one of the companies pushing the Energy industry higher today. As of noon trading, Kinder Morgan is up $0.54 (1.4%) to $38.04 on average volume. Thus far, 7.3 million shares of Kinder Morgan exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 11.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $37.66-$38.17 after having opened the day at $37.73 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $37.50.

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Kinder Morgan, Inc. operates as a midstream and energy company in North America. It operates through Natural Gas Pipelines, CO2 KMP, Products Pipelines KMP, Terminals KMP, Kinder Morgan Canada KMP, and Other segments. Kinder Morgan has a market cap of $39.0 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 4.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 9 analysts who rate Kinder Morgan a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Kinder Morgan as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins, increase in net income and notable return on equity. 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 Kinder Morgan Ratings Report now.

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