One out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading up 49 points (0.3%) at 16,534 as of Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,585 issues advancing vs. 1,317 declining with 152 unchanged.

The Energy industry currently sits down 1.9% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.1%. A company within the industry that increased today was

Ecopetrol

(

EC

), up 2.3%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include

Williams Partners

(

WPZ

), down 7.3%,

TransCanada

(

TRP

), down 4.3%,

Canadian Natural Resources

(

CNQ

), down 2.4%,

ConocoPhillips

(

COP

), down 2.1% and

PetroChina

(

PTR

), down 2.1%.

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

3.

Continental Resources

(

CLR

) is one of the companies pushing the Energy industry higher today. As of noon trading, Continental Resources is up $1.52 (8.5%) to $19.44 on average volume. Thus far, 5.7 million shares of Continental Resources exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 9.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $18.22-$20.47 after having opened the day at $18.66 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $17.92.

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Continental Resources, Inc. explores, develops, and produces crude oil and natural gas properties in the north, south, and east regions of the United States. Continental Resources has a market cap of $6.7 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 22.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 11 analysts who rate Continental Resources a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Continental Resources

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

Continental Resources Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

Baker Hughes

(

BHI

) is up $0.79 (1.9%) to $42.70 on light volume. Thus far, 986,611 shares of Baker Hughes exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $41.50-$42.87 after having opened the day at $41.83 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $41.91.

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Baker Hughes Incorporated supplies oilfield services, products, technology, and systems to the oil and natural gas industry worldwide. Baker Hughes has a market cap of $18.6 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 9.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 15 analysts who rate Baker Hughes a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Baker Hughes

as a

sell

. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins, weak operating cash flow, generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself and feeble growth in its earnings per share. Get the full

Baker Hughes Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

Anadarko Petroleum

(

APC

) is up $1.49 (4.1%) to $37.70 on average volume. Thus far, 4.3 million shares of Anadarko Petroleum exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 10.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $37.00-$38.61 after having opened the day at $37.16 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $36.21.

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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 $17.9 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 25.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 14 analysts who 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

).