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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 131 points (-0.8%) at 17,380 as of Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, 12:10 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 873 issues advancing vs. 2,159 declining with 142 unchanged.

The Energy industry currently sits down 1.4% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.6%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Cenovus Energy ( CVE), down 5.0%, Imperial Oil ( IMO), down 4.5%, Canadian Natural Resources ( CNQ), down 4.5%, PetroChina ( PTR), down 3.3% and Statoil ASA ( STO), down 3.4%.

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

3. Valero Energy ( VLO) is one of the companies pushing the Energy industry higher today. As of noon trading, Valero Energy is up $0.65 (1.4%) to $46.05 on average volume. Thus far, 3.7 million shares of Valero Energy exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $44.92-$46.48 after having opened the day at $45.13 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $45.40.

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Valero Energy Corporation operates as an independent petroleum refining and marketing company in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom, and Ireland. It operates through two segments, Refining and Ethanol. Valero Energy has a market cap of $23.7 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 8.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 9 analysts who rate Valero Energy a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Valero Energy as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Valero Energy Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Chevron ( CVX) is up $0.02 (0.0%) to $105.14 on average volume. Thus far, 4.1 million shares of Chevron exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 8.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $103.81-$105.84 after having opened the day at $104.56 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $105.12.

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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 $198.7 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 6.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 8 analysts who rate Chevron a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Chevron as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, reasonable valuation levels and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity, weak operating cash flow and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full Chevron Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Kinder Morgan ( KMI) is up $0.11 (0.3%) to $41.64 on light volume. Thus far, 3.1 million shares of Kinder Morgan exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 24.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $41.25-$41.91 after having opened the day at $41.79 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $41.53.

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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 $88.3 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 1.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. 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, solid stock price performance, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and compelling growth 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 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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