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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 152 points (-0.9%) at 17,251 as of Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 952 issues advancing vs. 2,078 declining with 108 unchanged.

The Energy industry currently sits up 1.4% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.8%. Top gainers within the industry include Apache Corporation ( APA), up 3.3%, Cimarex Energy ( XEC), up 3.1%, Cabot Oil & Gas ( COG), up 3.1%, EQT ( EQT), up 2.9% and Continental Resources ( CLR), up 2.7%.

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

3. Total ( TOT) is one of the companies pushing the Energy industry lower today. As of noon trading, Total is down $0.44 (-0.9%) to $50.42 on heavy volume. Thus far, 1.2 million shares of Total exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $49.46-$50.45 after having opened the day at $49.97 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $50.87.

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TOTAL S.A. operates as an oil and gas company worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Upstream, Refining & Chemicals, and Marketing & Services. Total has a market cap of $115.3 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 0.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Total a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Total as a hold. Among the primary strengths of the company is its solid financial position based on a variety of debt and liquidity measures that we have evaluated. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, disappointing return on equity and weak operating cash flow. Get the full Total Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Canadian Natural Resources ( CNQ) is down $0.40 (-1.6%) to $24.69 on heavy volume. Thus far, 4.6 million shares of Canadian Natural Resources exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $24.50-$25.42 after having opened the day at $25.26 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $25.09.

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Canadian Natural Resources Limited acquires, explores for, develops, produces, markets, and sells crude oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids (NGLs). The company offers light and medium crude oil, primary heavy crude oil, Pelican Lake heavy crude oil, bitumen, and synthetic crude oil (SCO). Canadian Natural Resources has a market cap of $27.9 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 18.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Canadian Natural Resources a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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

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1. As of noon trading, Valero Energy ( VLO) is down $0.99 (-1.4%) to $69.44 on average volume. Thus far, 4.4 million shares of Valero Energy exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $68.56-$70.73 after having opened the day at $70.01 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $70.43.

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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 $34.3 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 42.3% 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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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).