All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 6 points (0.0%) at 16,147 as of Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,481 issues advancing vs. 1,444 declining with 153 unchanged.

The Energy industry currently sits up 2.0% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.3%. A company within the industry that fell today was Valero Energy ( VLO), up 6.6%. Top gainers within the industry include Anadarko Petroleum ( APC), up 6.5%, Canadian Natural Resources ( CNQ), up 5.4%, Kinder Morgan ( KMI), up 4.7%, Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras ( PBR), up 4.0% and Statoil ASA ( STO), up 3.7%.

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

3. Memorial Resource Development ( MRD) is one of the companies pushing the Energy industry lower today. As of noon trading, Memorial Resource Development is down $2.55 (-16.6%) to $12.85 on heavy volume. Thus far, 7.2 million shares of Memorial Resource Development exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $12.35-$14.48 after having opened the day at $14.45 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $15.40.

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Memorial Resource Development Corp., an independent natural gas and oil company, focuses on the acquisition, exploitation, and development of natural gas, natural gas liquids, and oil properties primarily in North Louisiana. Memorial Resource Development has a market cap of $3.2 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 4.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 13 analysts that rate Memorial Resource Development a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Memorial Resource Development as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its generally high debt management risk, weak operating cash flow and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself. Get the full Memorial Resource Development Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, National Oilwell Varco ( NOV) is down $3.00 (-9.8%) to $27.67 on heavy volume. Thus far, 15.6 million shares of National Oilwell Varco exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $26.10-$28.19 after having opened the day at $28.09 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $30.67.

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National Oilwell Varco, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells equipment and components used in oil and gas drilling, completion, and production; and provides oilfield services to the upstream oil and gas industry worldwide. National Oilwell Varco has a market cap of $12.0 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 8.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate National Oilwell Varco a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 16 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates National Oilwell Varco as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its 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 poor profit margins, weak operating cash flow and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full National Oilwell Varco Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Marathon Petroleum ( MPC) is down $3.50 (-8.7%) to $36.76 on heavy volume. Thus far, 5.9 million shares of Marathon Petroleum exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $35.40-$40.07 after having opened the day at $39.80 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $40.27.

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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 $22.3 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 22.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 8 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 and attractive valuation levels. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Marathon Petroleum 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).