All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 130 points (0.8%) at 16,103 as of Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,273 issues advancing vs. 730 declining with 105 unchanged.

The Energy industry currently sits up 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.9%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Southwestern Energy ( SWN), down 9.6%, Range Resources ( RRC), down 8.6%, Antero Resources ( AR), down 7.1%, Cabot Oil & Gas ( COG), down 5.9% and Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras ( PBR.A), down 2.2%. Top gainers within the industry include Williams Partners ( WPZ), up 6.7%, Enterprise Products Partners ( EPD), up 4.8%, Magellan Midstream Partners ( MMP), up 4.0%, PetroChina ( PTR), up 2.9% and Royal Dutch Shell ( RDS.B), up 1.6%.

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

3. Valero Energy ( VLO) is one of the companies pushing the Energy industry lower today. As of noon trading, Valero Energy is down $1.17 (-2.0%) to $56.58 on average volume. Thus far, 2.8 million shares of Valero Energy exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $56.53-$59.00 after having opened the day at $58.90 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $57.75.

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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 $27.8 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 18.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate Valero Energy a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Valero Energy as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity, reasonable valuation levels, solid stock price performance and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. 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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2. As of noon trading, Chevron ( CVX) is down $0.56 (-0.7%) to $83.80 on light volume. Thus far, 3.6 million shares of Chevron exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 12.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $83.30-$85.39 after having opened the day at $85.23 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $84.36.

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Chevron Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in the petroleum, chemicals, and power and energy operations worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Upstream and Downstream. Chevron has a market cap of $160.8 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 5.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 12 analysts that rate Chevron a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Chevron as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and reasonable valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including feeble growth in the company's earnings per share, deteriorating net income and disappointing return on equity. Get the full Chevron Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Exxon Mobil Corporation ( XOM) is down $0.56 (-0.7%) to $80.47 on light volume. Thus far, 5.3 million shares of Exxon Mobil Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 18.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $80.28-$81.85 after having opened the day at $81.70 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $81.03.

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Exxon Mobil Corporation engages in refining and marketing crude oil and natural gas in the United States, Canada/South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia/Oceania. Exxon Mobil Corporation has a market cap of $337.3 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 4.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Exxon Mobil Corporation a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Exxon Mobil Corporation as a hold. The company's strongest point has been its strong cash flow from operations. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including feeble growth in the company's earnings per share and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full Exxon Mobil Corporation 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).