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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 99 points (0.6%) at 16,420 as of Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,239 issues advancing vs. 808 declining with 122 unchanged.

The Energy industry currently sits down 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.8%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Sunoco Logistics Partners ( SXL), down 3.6%, Western Gas Equity Partners ( WGP), down 3.2%, Magellan Midstream Partners L.P ( MMP), down 2.5%, Crescent Point Energy ( CPG), down 2.0% and Plains All American Pipeline ( PAA), down 1.8%. Top gainers within the industry include Energy Transfer Equity ( ETE), up 5.6%, Seadrill ( SDRL), up 3.8%, Energy Transfer Partners ( ETP), up 3.0%, Transocean ( RIG), up 2.6% and Enterprise Products Partners ( EPD), up 1.8%.

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

3. Kinder Morgan Energy Partners ( KMP) is one of the companies pushing the Energy industry lower today. As of noon trading, Kinder Morgan Energy Partners is down $0.93 (-1.1%) to $86.35 on heavy volume. Thus far, 3.3 million shares of Kinder Morgan Energy Partners exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $82.78-$87.99 after having opened the day at $87.26 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $87.28.

Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P. operates as a pipeline transportation and energy storage company in North America. Kinder Morgan Energy Partners has a market cap of $29.1 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 8.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Kinder Morgan Energy Partners a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 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, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Kinder Morgan Energy Partners Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, BP ( BP) is down $0.28 (-0.7%) to $40.94 on average volume. Thus far, 4.3 million shares of BP exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $40.58-$41.27 after having opened the day at $41.10 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $41.22.

BP p.l.c. provides fuel for transportation, energy for heat and light, lubricants to engines, and petrochemicals products worldwide. BP has a market cap of $126.8 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 14.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate BP a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates BP as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full BP Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Chevron ( CVX) is down $0.66 (-0.6%) to $111.37 on heavy volume. Thus far, 4.8 million shares of Chevron exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $110.55-$113.05 after having opened the day at $112.60 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $112.03.

Chevron Corporation, through its subsidiaries, is engaged in petroleum, chemicals, mining, power generation, and energy operations worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Upstream and Downstream. Chevron has a market cap of $216.3 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 10.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Chevron a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Chevron as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, attractive valuation levels, increase in net income and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Chevron 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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