One out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 21 points (0.1%) at 16,188 as of Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,791 issues advancing vs. 1,124 declining with 176 unchanged.

The Energy industry currently sits up 2.4% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Williams Partners ( WPZ), down 4.7%, and Valero Energy ( VLO), down 1.4%. Top gainers within the industry include Hess ( HES), up 9.4%, Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras ( PBR.A), up 6.4%, Canadian Natural Resources ( CNQ), up 3.8%, Apache Corporation ( APA), up 3.5% and Baker Hughes ( BHI), up 3.4%.

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

3. Energy Transfer Equity ( ETE) is one of the companies pushing the Energy industry lower today. As of noon trading, Energy Transfer Equity is down $0.69 (-7.0%) to $9.21 on heavy volume. Thus far, 18.8 million shares of Energy Transfer Equity exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 22.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $8.52-$9.87 after having opened the day at $9.75 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $9.90.

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Energy Transfer Equity, L.P., through its subsidiaries, provides diversified energy-related services in the Unites States. Energy Transfer Equity has a market cap of $9.6 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 27.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Energy Transfer Equity a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Energy Transfer Equity as a hold. 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 and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself and poor profit margins. Get the full Energy Transfer Equity Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Marathon Petroleum ( MPC) is down $0.76 (-1.8%) to $40.80 on average volume. Thus far, 2.2 million shares of Marathon Petroleum exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $40.06-$41.86 after having opened the day at $41.69 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $41.56.

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Marathon Petroleum Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in refining, marketing, retailing, and transporting petroleum products primarily in the United States. It operates through three segments: Refining & Marketing, Speedway, and Pipeline Transportation. Marathon Petroleum has a market cap of $21.7 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 19.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Marathon Petroleum a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Marathon Petroleum 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, notable return on equity, attractive valuation levels and relatively strong performance when compared with the S&P 500 during the past year. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full Marathon Petroleum Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Williams Companies ( WMB) is down $1.11 (-5.4%) to $19.31 on heavy volume. Thus far, 13.5 million shares of Williams Companies exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 14.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $18.25-$20.43 after having opened the day at $20.29 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $20.42.

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The Williams Companies, Inc. operates as an energy infrastructure company primarily in the United States. The company operates in three segments: Williams Partners, Access Midstream, and Williams NGL & Petchem Services. Williams Companies has a market cap of $13.7 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 20.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Williams Companies a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Williams Companies as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its 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, deteriorating net income and generally higher debt management risk. Get the full Williams Companies 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).