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

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading up 20 points (0.1%) at 17,644 as of Tuesday, March 22, 2016, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,396 issues advancing vs. 1,484 declining with 190 unchanged.

The Energy industry currently sits down 0.6% versus the S&P 500, which is unchanged. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include

Halliburton

(

HAL

), down 1.3%,

Anadarko Petroleum

(

APC

), down 1.1%,

Royal Dutch Shell

(

RDS.A

), down 1.0% and

ConocoPhillips

(

COP

), down 0.6%. Top gainers within the industry include

Enable Midstream Partners

(

ENBL

), up 7.4%,

HollyFrontier

(

HFC

), up 6.9%,

Tesoro

(

TSO

), up 2.6%,

Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras

(

PBR

), up 1.9% and

Canadian Natural Resources

(

CNQ

), up 1.8%.

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

3.

Ecopetrol

(

EC

) is one of the companies pushing the Energy industry lower today. As of noon trading, Ecopetrol is down $0.18 (-2.1%) to $8.72 on heavy volume. Thus far, 1.1 million shares of Ecopetrol exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $8.66-$8.90 after having opened the day at $8.80 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $8.90.

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Ecopetrol S.A., an integrated oil company, engages in the exploration, development, and production of crude oil and natural gas primarily in Colombia, Peru, Brazil, Angola, and the United States Gulf Coast. Ecopetrol has a market cap of $18.0 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 27.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Ecopetrol a buy, 3 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 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

Ecopetrol Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

Total

(

TOT

) is down $0.31 (-0.7%) to $46.41 on heavy volume. Thus far, 3.0 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 $45.86-$46.43 after having opened the day at $45.91 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $46.72.

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TOTAL S.A. operates as an oil and gas company worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Upstream, Refining & Chemicals, and Marketing & Services. Total has a market cap of $116.7 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 3.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 10 analysts that 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 generally higher debt management risk, weak operating cash flow and poor profit margins. Get the full

Total Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

Continental Resources

(

CLR

) is down $0.94 (-3.0%) to $30.12 on light volume. Thus far, 3.6 million shares of Continental Resources exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 9.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $30.06-$30.97 after having opened the day at $30.23 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $31.06.

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Continental Resources, Inc. explores for, 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 $11.6 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 35.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 10 analysts that 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 feeble growth in its earnings per share, deteriorating net income, generally high debt management risk, disappointing return on equity and weak operating cash flow. Get the full

Continental Resources 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

).