One out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 29 points (-0.2%) at 18,013 as of Thursday, April 28, 2016, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,531 issues advancing vs. 1,350 declining with 190 unchanged.

The Energy industry currently sits up 0.5% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Kinder Morgan ( KMI), down 1.3%, and EOG Resources ( EOG), down 1.1%. Top gainers within the industry include Cenovus Energy ( CVE), up 3.9%, China Petroleum & Chemical ( SNP), up 2.5%, Williams Partners ( WPZ), up 2.3%, Imperial Oil ( IMO), up 1.9% and TransCanada ( TRP), up 1.5%.

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

3. PetroChina ( PTR) is one of the companies pushing the Energy industry lower today. As of noon trading, PetroChina is down $0.81 (-1.1%) to $75.05 on average volume. Thus far, 88,260 shares of PetroChina exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 163,700 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $72.89-$75.27 after having opened the day at $74.77 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $75.86.

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PetroChina Company Limited, together with its subsidiaries, produces and distributes oil and gas in the People's Republic of China. It operates in four segments: Exploration and Production, Refining and Chemicals, Marketing, and Natural Gas and Pipeline. PetroChina has a market cap of $133.5 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 15.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate PetroChina a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates PetroChina 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 weak operating cash flow, a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself and disappointing return on equity. Get the full PetroChina Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, ONEOK Partners ( OKS) is down $0.98 (-2.7%) to $34.97 on average volume. Thus far, 791,688 shares of ONEOK Partners exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $34.17-$35.96 after having opened the day at $35.63 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $35.95.

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ONEOK Partners, L.P. engages in the gathering, processing, storage, and transportation of natural gas in the United States. It operates through three segments: Natural Gas Gathering and Processing, Natural Gas Liquids, and Natural Gas Pipelines. ONEOK Partners has a market cap of $10.3 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 21.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate ONEOK Partners a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates ONEOK Partners as a hold. Among the primary strengths of the company is its reasonable valuation levels, considering its current price compared to earnings, book value and other measures. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, generally higher debt management risk and disappointing return on equity. Get the full ONEOK Partners Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, EQT ( EQT) is down $2.17 (-3.0%) to $70.27 on average volume. Thus far, 1.4 million shares of EQT exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $70.05-$73.19 after having opened the day at $71.74 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $72.44.

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EQT Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an integrated energy company in the United States. It operates through two segments, EQT Production and EQT Midstream. EQT has a market cap of $10.6 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 39.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate EQT a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates EQT as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its good cash flow from operations, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, feeble growth in the company's earnings per share and deteriorating net income. Get the full EQT 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).