All three major indices are trading up today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading up 44 points (0.2%) at 18,603 as of Wednesday, July 20, 2016, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,983 issues advancing vs. 916 declining with 144 unchanged.

The Energy industry currently sits up 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.4%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include

Tenaris

(

TS

), down 1.8%, and

TransCanada

(

TRP

), down 0.8%.

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

3.

Williams Partners

(

WPZ

) is one of the companies pushing the Energy industry higher today. As of noon trading, Williams Partners is up $0.35 (1.0%) to $36.97 on light volume. Thus far, 214,891 shares of Williams Partners exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $36.03-$36.97 after having opened the day at $36.63 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $36.62.

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Williams Partners L.P. operates as an energy infrastructure company. It operates through Central, Northeast G&P, Atlantic-Gulf, West, and NGL & Petchem Services segments. Williams Partners has a market cap of $22.2 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 31.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 4 analysts who rate Williams Partners a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Williams Partners

as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and growth in earnings per share. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, generally higher debt management risk and disappointing return on equity. Get the full

Williams Partners Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

Anadarko Petroleum

(

APC

) is up $0.69 (1.3%) to $54.54 on average volume. Thus far, 2.5 million shares of Anadarko Petroleum exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $53.03-$54.75 after having opened the day at $53.35 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $53.85.

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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 $28.1 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 10.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 16 analysts who rate Anadarko Petroleum a buy, 1 analyst rates 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 generally high debt management risk, disappointing return on equity and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself. Get the full

Anadarko Petroleum Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

Schlumberger

(

SLB

) is up $0.82 (1.0%) to $80.63 on average volume. Thus far, 2.9 million shares of Schlumberger exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $78.87-$80.81 after having opened the day at $79.43 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $79.81.

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Schlumberger Limited supplies technology, integrated project management, and information solutions to the oil and gas exploration and production industry worldwide. Schlumberger has a market cap of $99.8 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 14.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 18 analysts who rate Schlumberger a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Schlumberger

as a

hold

. Among the primary strengths of the company is its solid financial position based on a variety of debt and liquidity measures that we have evaluated. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, feeble growth in the company's earnings per share and premium valuation. Get the full

Schlumberger 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

).