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

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading down 40 points (-0.2%) at 17,811 as of Thursday, May 26, 2016, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,440 issues advancing vs. 1,460 declining with 179 unchanged.

The Energy industry currently sits down 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.0%. A company within the industry that increased today was

Halliburton

(

HAL

), up 1.0%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include

Energy Transfer Partners

(

ETP

), down 2.3%,

Valero Energy

(

VLO

), down 1.3%,

BP

(

BP

), down 1.1%,

Enterprise Products Partners

(

EPD

), down 1.1% and

PetroChina

(

PTR

), down 0.8%.

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

3.

EQT

(

EQT

) is one of the companies pushing the Energy industry higher today. As of noon trading, EQT is up $1.96 (2.7%) to $73.47 on average volume. Thus far, 1.4 million shares of EQT exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $71.50-$73.62 after having opened the day at $71.64 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $71.51.

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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 $12.1 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 37.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 8 analysts who 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 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 feeble growth in the company's earnings per share, deteriorating net income and disappointing return on equity. Get the full

EQT Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

Concho Resources

(

CXO

) is up $1.64 (1.4%) to $121.90 on average volume. Thus far, 688,816 shares of Concho Resources exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $120.13-$122.67 after having opened the day at $120.92 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $120.25.

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Concho Resources Inc., an independent oil and natural gas company, engages in the acquisition, development, exploration, and production of oil and natural gas properties in the Unites States. Concho Resources has a market cap of $15.5 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 29.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 16 analysts who rate Concho Resources a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Concho Resources

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 and weak operating cash flow. Get the full

Concho Resources Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

ConocoPhillips

(

COP

) is up $0.26 (0.6%) to $45.16 on average volume. Thus far, 4.7 million shares of ConocoPhillips exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 10.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $44.87-$45.78 after having opened the day at $45.50 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $44.90.

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ConocoPhillips explores for, produces, transports, and markets crude oil, bitumen, natural gas, liquefied natural gas, and natural gas liquids worldwide. ConocoPhillips has a market cap of $53.8 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 3.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 7 analysts who rate ConocoPhillips a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

ConocoPhillips

as a

sell

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

ConocoPhillips 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

).