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All three major indices are trading up today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading up 32 points (0.2%) at 18,091 as of Friday, April 24, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,524 issues advancing vs. 1,405 declining with 207 unchanged.

The Energy industry currently sits down 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.3%. Top gainers within the industry include

Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras

(

PBR.A

), up 3.6%,

Tesoro

(

TSO

), up 3.2% and

Valero Energy

(

VLO

), up 1.3%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include

Apache Corporation

(

APA

), down 2.2%,

PetroChina

(

PTR

), down 1.5% and

ConocoPhillips

(

COP

), down 0.9%.

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

3.

Ecopetrol

(

EC

) is one of the companies pushing the Energy industry higher today. As of noon trading, Ecopetrol is up $0.26 (1.6%) to $16.79 on light volume. Thus far, 274,931 shares of Ecopetrol exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $16.45-$16.84 after having opened the day at $16.50 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $16.53.

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Ecopetrol S.A., an integrated oil company, is engaged in the exploration, development, and production of crude oil and natural gas primarily in Colombia, Peru, Brazil, and the United States Gulf Coast. Ecopetrol has a market cap of $33.2 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 5.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are no analysts who rate Ecopetrol a buy, 4 analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Ecopetrol

as a

sell

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

Ecopetrol Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

Enterprise Products Partners

(

EPD

) is up $0.23 (0.7%) to $33.77 on average volume. Thus far, 1.7 million shares of Enterprise Products Partners exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $33.37-$33.97 after having opened the day at $33.49 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $33.54.

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Enterprise Products Partners L.P. provides midstream energy services to producers and consumers of natural gas, natural gas liquids (NGLs), crude oil, petrochemicals, and refined products in the United States and internationally. Enterprise Products Partners has a market cap of $64.6 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 7.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 15 analysts who rate Enterprise Products Partners a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Enterprise Products Partners

as a

buy

. The company's strongest point has been its expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full

Enterprise Products Partners Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

Marathon Petroleum

(

MPC

) is up $1.39 (1.4%) to $103.08 on light volume. Thus far, 907,709 shares of Marathon Petroleum exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $101.30-$103.43 after having opened the day at $101.55 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $101.69.

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Marathon Petroleum Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in refining, marketing, retailing, and transporting petroleum products primarily in the United States. It operates through three segments: Refining & Marketing, Speedway, and Pipeline Transportation. Marathon Petroleum has a market cap of $27.9 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 12.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 7 analysts who rate Marathon Petroleum a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Marathon Petroleum

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in stock price during the past year, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, attractive valuation levels and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full

Marathon 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

).

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