All three major indices are trading up today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading up 68 points (0.4%) at 17,604 as of Tuesday, March 29, 2016, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,037 issues advancing vs. 895 declining with 166 unchanged.

The Energy industry currently sits down 0.9% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.4%. A company within the industry that increased today was

China Petroleum & Chemical

(

SNP

), up 1.2%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include

Ecopetrol

(

EC

), down 3.4%,

Plains All American Pipeline

(

PAA

), down 3.0%,

Hess

(

HES

), down 2.6%,

PetroChina

(

PTR

), down 2.3% and

Baker Hughes

(

BHI

), down 2.1%.

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

3.

Williams Partners

(

WPZ

) is one of the companies pushing the Energy industry higher today. As of noon trading, Williams Partners is up $0.38 (2.1%) to $18.21 on light volume. Thus far, 799,957 shares of Williams Partners exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $17.08-$18.22 after having opened the day at $17.55 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $17.83.

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Williams Partners L.P. operates as an energy infrastructure company. It operates through Central, Northeast G&P, Atlantic-Gulf, West, and NGL & Petchem Services segments. Williams Partners has a market cap of $11.1 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 36.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 2 analysts who rate Williams Partners a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Williams Partners

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 high debt management risk and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself. Get the full

Williams Partners Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

Total

(

TOT

) is up $0.28 (0.6%) to $45.38 on average volume. Thus far, 1.3 million shares of Total exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $44.66-$45.42 after having opened the day at $44.86 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $45.10.

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TOTAL S.A. operates as an integrated oil and gas company worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Upstream, Refining & Chemicals, and Marketing & Services. Total has a market cap of $110.5 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 0.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 11 analysts who rate Total a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Total

as a

hold

. 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 and reasonable valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, generally higher debt management risk and weak operating cash flow. Get the full

Total Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras

(

PBR

) is up $0.10 (1.8%) to $5.90 on average volume. Thus far, 13.1 million shares of Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 30.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $5.52-$5.91 after having opened the day at $5.60 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $5.79.

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Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. - Petrobras operates as an integrated energy company in Brazil and internationally. Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras has a market cap of $35.2 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 34.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are no analysts who rate Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras

as a

sell

. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its disappointing return on equity, weak operating cash flow, generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself and generally high debt management risk. Get the full

Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras 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

).