3 Energy Stocks Moving The Industry Upward

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 65 points (-0.4%) at 16,550 as of Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,484 issues advancing vs. 1,529 declining with 144 unchanged.

The Energy industry currently sits down 0.8% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. A company within the industry that increased today was Kinder Morgan ( KMI), up 0.8%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Encana ( ECA), down 3.7%, Ecopetrol ( EC), down 2.9%, Continental Resources ( CLR), down 2.7%, EOG Resources ( EOG), down 1.6% and Baker Hughes ( BHI), down 1.6%.

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

3. Plains All American Pipeline ( PAA) is one of the companies pushing the Energy industry higher today. As of noon trading, Plains All American Pipeline is up $0.73 (1.3%) to $56.63 on average volume. Thus far, 618,521 shares of Plains All American Pipeline exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $55.90-$57.19 after having opened the day at $56.24 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $55.90.

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Plains All American Pipeline, L.P., together with its subsidiaries, is engaged in transporting, storing, terminalling, and marketing crude oil, natural gas liquids (NGL), natural gas, and refined products in the United States and Canada. Plains All American Pipeline has a market cap of $20.4 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 8.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 13 analysts who rate Plains All American Pipeline a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Plains All American Pipeline as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Plains All American Pipeline Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Enterprise Products Partners ( EPD) is up $0.32 (0.8%) to $38.72 on light volume. Thus far, 1.0 million shares of Enterprise Products Partners exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $38.37-$39.00 after having opened the day at $38.50 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $38.40.

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Enterprise Products Partners L.P. provides midstream energy services to producers and consumers of natural gas, natural gas liquids (NGLs), crude oil, petrochemicals, and refined products in the United States and internationally. Enterprise Products Partners has a market cap of $71.5 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 15.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 14 analysts who rate Enterprise Products Partners a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Enterprise Products Partners as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income and solid stock price performance. 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 Enterprise Products Partners Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Kinder Morgan Energy Partners ( KMP) is up $1.01 (1.1%) to $94.50 on light volume. Thus far, 652,138 shares of Kinder Morgan Energy Partners exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $93.57-$94.85 after having opened the day at $93.84 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $93.49.

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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 $30.0 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 15.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 3 analysts who 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, increase in net income, 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 Kinder Morgan Energy Partners 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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