All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 86 points (-0.5%) at 17,416 as of Thursday, March 24, 2016, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,023 issues advancing vs. 1,858 declining with 178 unchanged.

The Energy industry currently sits down 0.7% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.6%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Plains All American Pipeline ( PAA), down 5.5%, Williams Companies ( WMB), down 5.1%, Williams Partners ( WPZ), down 4.3%, Baker Hughes ( BHI), down 2.2% and Energy Transfer Partners ( ETP), down 2.0%. Top gainers within the industry include Phillips 66 Partners ( PSXP), up 3.7%, Enterprise Products Partners ( EPD), up 2.1%, EQT ( EQT), up 1.9%, Valero Energy ( VLO), up 1.0% and Imperial Oil ( IMO), up 0.6%.

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 $0.32 (-4.4%) to $6.84 on average volume. Thus far, 11.9 million shares of Energy Transfer Equity exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 28.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $6.41-$6.92 after having opened the day at $6.84 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $7.15.

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Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. provides diversified energy-related services in the Unites States. Energy Transfer Equity has a market cap of $8.0 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 48.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Energy Transfer Equity a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 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 and compelling growth in net income. 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, National Oilwell Varco ( NOV) is down $0.63 (-2.0%) to $30.75 on light volume. Thus far, 2.7 million shares of National Oilwell Varco exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $30.01-$30.90 after having opened the day at $30.62 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $31.38.

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National Oilwell Varco, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells equipment and components used in oil and gas drilling, completion, and production operations; 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 6.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate National Oilwell Varco a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 15 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates National Oilwell Varco as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins, weak operating cash flow and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself. Get the full National Oilwell Varco Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Anadarko Petroleum ( APC) is down $0.86 (-1.9%) to $45.43 on average volume. Thus far, 4.2 million shares of Anadarko Petroleum exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 10.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $44.34-$45.56 after having opened the day at $44.88 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $46.29.

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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 $24.4 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 4.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 13 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).