Editor's Note: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model One out of the three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 31 points (-0.2%) at 14,506 as of Friday, April 19, 2013, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,094 issues advancing vs. 778 declining with 149 unchanged. The Energy industry currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.7%. Top gainers within the industry include PetroChina ( PTR), up 1.8%, Statoil ASA ( STO), up 1.6% and Ecopetrol S.A ( EC), up 0.6%. TheStreet Ratings group would like to highlight 5 stocks pushing the industry higher today: 5. Total ( TOT) is one of the companies pushing the Energy industry higher today. As of noon trading, Total is up $0.30 (0.66) to $46.50 on heavy volume Thus far, 2.1 million shares of Total exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $46.29-$46.68 after having opened the day at $46.54 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $46.19. TOTAL S.A., together with its subsidiaries, operates as an integrated oil and gas company worldwide. The company operates in three segments: Upstream, Downstream, and Chemicals. Total has a market cap of $109.8 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 7.2, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 11.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. TheStreet Ratings rates Total as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations, increase in net income and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Total Ratings Report now. Exclusive Offer: Jim Cramer's 'go-to' small/mid-cap guru Bryan Ashenberg only buys stocks he thinks could return 50-100%. See his top picks for 14-days FREE.