Editor's Note: Any reference to TheStreet Ratings and its underlying recommendation does not reflect the opinion of TheStreet, Inc. or any of its contributors including Jim Cramer.

All three major indices are trading up today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading up 10 points (0.1%) at 17,688 as of Friday, March 27, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,747 issues advancing vs. 1,216 declining with 147 unchanged.

The Energy industry currently sits down 0.9% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.1%. A company within the industry that increased today was

Energy Transfer Equity

(

ETE

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

Royal Dutch Shell

(

RDS.B

), down 1.8%,

Enbridge

(

ENB

), down 1.7%,

TransCanada

(

TRP

), down 1.7%,

Canadian Natural Resources

(

CNQ

), down 1.5% and

Statoil ASA

(

STO

), down 1.2%.

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

3.

PetroChina

(

PTR

) is one of the companies pushing the Energy industry higher today. As of noon trading, PetroChina is up $0.54 (0.5%) to $106.59 on heavy volume. Thus far, 139,654 shares of PetroChina exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 144,500 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $106.58-$107.87 after having opened the day at $107.76 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $106.05.

EXCLUSIVE OFFER: See inside Jim Cramer's multi-million dollar charitable trust portfolio to see the stocks he thinks could be potential winners. Click here to see his holdings for 14-days FREE.

PetroChina Company Limited produces and sells oil and gas in the People's Republic of China. The company operates in four segments: Exploration and Production, Refining and Chemicals, Marketing, and Natural Gas and Pipeline. PetroChina has a market cap of $194.1 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 4.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 2 analysts who rate PetroChina a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

PetroChina

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full

PetroChina Ratings Report

now.

EXCLUSIVE OFFER: See inside Jim Cramer's multi-million dollar charitable trust portfolio to see the stocks he thinks could be potential winners. Click here to see his holdings for 14-days FREE.

2. As of noon trading,

MarkWest Energy Partners

(

MWE

) is up $1.71 (2.7%) to $64.53 on light volume. Thus far, 316,942 shares of MarkWest Energy Partners exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $62.10-$64.70 after having opened the day at $62.67 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $62.82.

EXCLUSIVE OFFER: See inside Jim Cramer's multi-million dollar charitable trust portfolio to see the stocks he thinks could be potential winners. Click here to see his holdings for 14-days FREE.

MarkWest Energy Partners, L.P. engages in the gathering, processing, and transportation of natural gas. The company is also involved in the gathering, transportation, fractionation, storage, and marketing of natural gas liquids; and the gathering and transportation of crude oil. MarkWest Energy Partners has a market cap of $11.6 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 6.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 3 analysts who rate MarkWest Energy Partners a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

MarkWest Energy Partners

as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the stock has had a generally disappointing performance in the past year. Get the full

MarkWest Energy Partners Ratings Report

now.

EXCLUSIVE OFFER: See inside Jim Cramer's multi-million dollar charitable trust portfolio to see the stocks he thinks could be potential winners. Click here to see his holdings for 14-days FREE.

1. As of noon trading,

Kinder Morgan

(

KMI

) is up $0.22 (0.5%) to $41.50 on light volume. Thus far, 2.6 million shares of Kinder Morgan exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 10.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $41.12-$41.58 after having opened the day at $41.21 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $41.28.

EXCLUSIVE OFFER: See inside Jim Cramer's multi-million dollar charitable trust portfolio to see the stocks he thinks could be potential winners. Click here to see his holdings for 14-days FREE.

Kinder Morgan, Inc. operates as an energy infrastructure and energy company in North America. The company operates through Natural Gas Pipelines, CO2, Terminals, Products Pipelines, Kinder Morgan Canada, and Other segments. Kinder Morgan has a market cap of $87.6 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 2.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 11 analysts who rate Kinder Morgan a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Kinder Morgan

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat weak growth in earnings per share. Get the full

Kinder Morgan Ratings Report

now.

EXCLUSIVE OFFER: See inside Jim Cramer's multi-million dollar charitable trust portfolio to see the stocks he thinks could be potential winners. Click here to see his holdings for 14-days FREE.

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

).

null