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

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading up 21 points (0.1%) at 16,188 as of Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,791 issues advancing vs. 1,124 declining with 176 unchanged.

The Energy industry currently sits up 2.4% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. Top gainers within the industry include

Hess

(

HES

), up 9.4%,

Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras

(

PBR.A

), up 6.4%,

Canadian Natural Resources

(

CNQ

), up 3.8%,

Apache Corporation

(

APA

), up 3.5% and

Baker Hughes

(

BHI

), up 3.4%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include

Williams Partners

(

WPZ

), down 4.7%, and

Valero Energy

(

VLO

), down 1.4%.

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

3.

Occidental Petroleum

(

OXY

) is one of the companies pushing the Energy industry higher today. As of noon trading, Occidental Petroleum is up $2.06 (3.3%) to $65.29 on average volume. Thus far, 2.2 million shares of Occidental Petroleum exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $62.28-$65.40 after having opened the day at $63.06 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $63.23.

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Occidental Petroleum Corporation engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of oil and gas properties in the United States and internationally. The company operates in three segments: Oil and Gas; Chemical; and Midstream, Marketing and Other. Occidental Petroleum has a market cap of $47.2 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 6.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 13 analysts who rate Occidental Petroleum a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Occidental Petroleum

TST Recommends

as a

sell

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

Occidental Petroleum Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

Halliburton

(

HAL

) is up $0.62 (2.1%) to $29.56 on average volume. Thus far, 6.1 million shares of Halliburton exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 12.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $28.63-$29.64 after having opened the day at $28.94 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $28.94.

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Halliburton Company provides a range of services and products to the upstream oil and natural gas industry worldwide. The company operates through two segments, Completion and Production, and Drilling and Evaluation. Halliburton has a market cap of $25.1 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 15.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 18 analysts who rate Halliburton a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Halliburton

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 disappointing return on equity, weak operating cash flow and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full

Halliburton Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

ConocoPhillips

(

COP

) is up $0.98 (2.8%) to $36.33 on average volume. Thus far, 7.0 million shares of ConocoPhillips exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 10.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $34.18-$36.50 after having opened the day at $34.97 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $35.35.

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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 $42.2 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 24.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 7 analysts who rate ConocoPhillips a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

ConocoPhillips

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 feeble growth in the company's earnings per share, deteriorating net income and disappointing return on equity. 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

).