All three major indices are trading up today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading up 65 points (0.4%) at 17,698 as of Wednesday, March 30, 2016, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,906 issues advancing vs. 1,052 declining with 157 unchanged.

The Energy industry currently sits up 1.2% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.4%. Top gainers within the industry include

Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras

(

PBR.A

), up 4.3%,

China Petroleum & Chemical

(

SNP

), up 3.2%,

Ecopetrol

(

EC

), up 3.1%,

TransCanada

(

TRP

), up 3.1% and

Enbridge

(

ENB

), up 2.7%.

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

3.

Energy Transfer Partners

(

ETP

) is one of the companies pushing the Energy industry higher today. As of noon trading, Energy Transfer Partners is up $0.85 (2.9%) to $30.62 on average volume. Thus far, 3.5 million shares of Energy Transfer Partners exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $30.07-$31.24 after having opened the day at $30.07 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $29.77.

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Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. engages in the natural gas midstream, and intrastate transportation and storage businesses in the United States. Energy Transfer Partners has a market cap of $20.2 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 11.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 9 analysts who rate Energy Transfer Partners a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Energy Transfer Partners

as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income and good cash flow from operations. 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

Energy Transfer Partners Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

Occidental Petroleum

(

OXY

) is up $0.79 (1.2%) to $68.72 on light volume. Thus far, 1.5 million shares of Occidental Petroleum exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $68.22-$69.31 after having opened the day at $68.92 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $67.93.

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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 and Marketing. Occidental Petroleum has a market cap of $52.0 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 0.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 12 analysts who rate Occidental Petroleum a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Occidental Petroleum

as a

sell

. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its 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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1. As of noon trading,

Schlumberger

(

SLB

) is up $1.03 (1.4%) to $74.03 on average volume. Thus far, 4.1 million shares of Schlumberger exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 10.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $73.27-$74.30 after having opened the day at $73.67 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $73.00.

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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 $91.5 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 4.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 19 analysts who rate Schlumberger a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 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 deteriorating net income, weak operating cash flow and disappointing return on equity. 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

).