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 or Stephanie Link. Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 10 points (-0.1%) at 15,618 as of Friday, Aug. 2, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,354 issues advancing vs. 1,554 declining with 118 unchanged. The Energy industry currently sits down 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. Top gainers within the industry include ConocoPhillips ( COP), up 1.1%, and Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras ( PBR.A), up 0.3%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include PetroChina ( PTR), down 1.1%, and Exxon Mobil Corporation ( XOM), down 1.3%. TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the industry higher today: 3. Statoil ASA ( STO) is one of the companies pushing the Energy industry higher today. As of noon trading, Statoil ASA is up $0.13 (0.6%) to $21.45 on average volume. Thus far, 803,417 shares of Statoil ASA exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $21.25-$21.48 after having opened the day at $21.30 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $21.32. Statoil ASA, an integrated energy company, engages in the exploration, production, transportation, refining, and marketing of petroleum and petroleum-derived products in Norway and internationally. Statoil ASA has a market cap of $68.8 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 13.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Statoil ASA a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates Statoil ASA as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat weak growth in earnings per share. Get the full Statoil ASA Ratings Report now. 3x UPSIDE POTENTIAL: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12-months. Learn more.