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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 114 points (0.6%) at 17,744 as of Wednesday, July 29, 2015, 2:00 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,136 issues advancing vs. 880 declining with 147 unchanged.

The Energy industry currently sits up 1.9% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.5%. Top gainers within the industry include Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras ( PBR), up 7.4%, Statoil ASA ( STO), up 3.8%, PetroChina ( PTR), up 3.5%, China Petroleum & Chemical ( SNP), up 2.1% and Total ( TOT), up 1.2%.

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

3. Range Resources ( RRC) is one of the companies pushing the Energy industry lower today. As of noon trading, Range Resources is down $2.40 (-5.5%) to $41.56 on heavy volume. Thus far, 7.0 million shares of Range Resources exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $40.65-$43.74 after having opened the day at $43.01 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $43.95.

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Range Resources Corporation, an independent natural gas, natural gas liquids (NGLs), and oil company, engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of natural gas and oil properties in the United States. Range Resources has a market cap of $7.1 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 17.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 14 analysts that rate Range Resources a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Range Resources as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share. Get the full Range Resources Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Valero Energy ( VLO) is down $0.08 (-0.1%) to $64.99 on average volume. Thus far, 3.5 million shares of Valero Energy exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $63.80-$65.14 after having opened the day at $64.97 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $65.07.

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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 $32.7 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 31.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate Valero Energy a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 2 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 solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and attractive valuation levels. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Valero Energy Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Kinder Morgan ( KMI) is down $0.01 (0.0%) to $35.09 on heavy volume. Thus far, 12.5 million shares of Kinder Morgan exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 11.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $34.59-$35.14 after having opened the day at $34.91 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $35.08.

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Kinder Morgan, Inc. operates as an energy infrastructure and energy company in North America. The company operates through Natural Gas Pipelines, CO2, Terminals, Products Pipelines, Kinder Morgan Canada, and Other segments. Kinder Morgan has a market cap of $77.2 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 15.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 11 analysts that 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 increase in net income and expanding profit margins. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. 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).