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One out of the three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 15 points (-0.1%) at 17,638 as of Friday, Nov. 14, 2014, 12:00 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,511 issues advancing vs. 1,431 declining with 199 unchanged.

The Energy industry currently sits down 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is unchanged. Top gainers within the industry include Halliburton ( HAL), up 2.1%, Statoil ASA ( STO), up 1.7% and EOG Resources ( EOG), up 1.2%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras ( PBR), down 4.8%, National Oilwell Varco ( NOV), down 1.1% and Anadarko Petroleum ( APC), down 0.5%.

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

3. Royal Dutch Shell ( RDS.A) is one of the companies pushing the Energy industry higher today. As of noon trading, Royal Dutch Shell is up $0.55 (0.8%) to $68.96 on light volume. Thus far, 651,967 shares of Royal Dutch Shell exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $68.44-$69.17 after having opened the day at $68.48 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $68.41.

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Royal Dutch Shell plc operates as an independent oil and gas company worldwide. The company explores for and extracts crude oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids. Royal Dutch Shell has a market cap of $219.3 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 4.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Royal Dutch Shell as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures 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 Royal Dutch Shell Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Kinder Morgan Energy Partners ( KMP) is up $1.21 (1.3%) to $95.20 on average volume. Thus far, 1.4 million shares of Kinder Morgan Energy Partners exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $93.90-$95.25 after having opened the day at $94.13 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $93.99.

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Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P. operates as a pipeline transportation and energy storage company in North America. The company operates through five segments: Natural Gas Pipelines, CO2, Products Pipelines, Terminals, and Kinder Morgan Canada. Kinder Morgan Energy Partners has a market cap of $30.7 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 16.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 2 analysts who rate Kinder Morgan Energy Partners a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 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 revenue growth, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance and increase in net income. 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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1. As of noon trading, Kinder Morgan ( KMI) is up $0.52 (1.4%) to $38.90 on average volume. Thus far, 6.9 million shares of Kinder Morgan exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 12.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $38.35-$38.93 after having opened the day at $38.42 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $38.38.

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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 $39.6 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 6.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 9 analysts who rate Kinder Morgan a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 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 revenue growth, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations, compelling growth in net income and increase in stock price during the past year. 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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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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