All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 59 points (0.3%) at 17,066 as of Monday, March 7, 2016, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,929 issues advancing vs. 976 declining with 157 unchanged.

The Energy industry currently sits up 6.9% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.1%. Top gainers within the industry include Plains GP Holdings ( PAGP), up 11.4%, Plains All American Pipeline ( PAA), up 7.1%, National Oilwell Varco ( NOV), up 6.4%, Apache Corporation ( APA), up 5.1% and Suncor Energy ( SU), up 3.4%.

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

3. Pioneer Natural Resources ( PXD) is one of the companies pushing the Energy industry lower today. As of noon trading, Pioneer Natural Resources is down $4.22 (-3.3%) to $124.58 on average volume. Thus far, 2.4 million shares of Pioneer Natural Resources exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $122.08-$128.75 after having opened the day at $127.33 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $128.80.

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Pioneer Natural Resources Company engages in the exploration and production of oil and gas in the United States. The company produces and sells oil, natural gas liquids (NGLs), and gas. Pioneer Natural Resources has a market cap of $20.9 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 2.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 21 analysts that rate Pioneer Natural Resources a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Pioneer Natural Resources as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity, weak operating cash flow, generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself and feeble growth in its earnings per share. Get the full Pioneer Natural Resources Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Valero Energy ( VLO) is down $0.73 (-1.1%) to $63.16 on light volume. Thus far, 1.8 million shares of Valero Energy exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $62.71-$63.72 after having opened the day at $63.07 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $63.89.

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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 $30.0 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 9.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate Valero Energy a buy, no analysts rate 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 largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity, reasonable valuation levels and solid stock price performance. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Valero Energy Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Anadarko Petroleum ( APC) is down $0.70 (-1.6%) to $44.51 on average volume. Thus far, 3.9 million shares of Anadarko Petroleum exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 10.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $44.35-$45.81 after having opened the day at $45.01 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $45.21.

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Anadarko Petroleum Corporation engages in the exploration, development, production, and marketing of oil and gas properties. It operates through three segments: Oil and Gas Exploration and Production; Midstream; and Marketing. Anadarko Petroleum has a market cap of $21.9 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 6.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 14 analysts that rate Anadarko Petroleum a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Anadarko Petroleum as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, generally high debt management risk, disappointing return on equity, weak operating cash flow and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself. Get the full Anadarko 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).