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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 60 points (0.4%) at 16,517 as of Tuesday, April 1, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,859 issues advancing vs. 1,154 declining with 141 unchanged.

The Energy industry currently sits up 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.4%. Top gainers within the industry include Energy Transfer Equity ( ETE), up 2.0%, Phillips 66 ( PSX), up 1.9%, PetroChina ( PTR), up 1.7%, Spectra Energy ( SE), up 1.6% and Enterprise Products Partners ( EPD), up 1.3%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Pioneer Natural Resources Company ( PXD), down 1.0%, and Suncor Energy ( SU), down 0.5%.

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

3. Marathon Petroleum ( MPC) is one of the companies pushing the Energy industry higher today. As of noon trading, Marathon Petroleum is up $1.09 (1.2%) to $88.13 on average volume. Thus far, 2.4 million shares of Marathon Petroleum exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $87.07-$88.28 after having opened the day at $87.15 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $87.04.

Marathon Petroleum Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, is engaged in refining, transporting, and marketing petroleum products primarily in the United States. It operates through three segments: Refining & Marketing, Speedway, and Pipeline Transportation. Marathon Petroleum has a market cap of $25.7 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 5.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 9 analysts who rate Marathon Petroleum a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Marathon Petroleum as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, attractive valuation levels and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Marathon Petroleum Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Anadarko Petroleum ( APC) is up $0.82 (1.0%) to $85.58 on average volume. Thus far, 2.4 million shares of Anadarko Petroleum exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $84.85-$86.06 after having opened the day at $84.88 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $84.76.

Anadarko Petroleum Corporation is engaged 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 $43.5 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 6.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 17 analysts who rate Anadarko Petroleum a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Anadarko Petroleum as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, expanding profit margins and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, deteriorating net income and disappointing return on equity. Get the full Anadarko Petroleum Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Valero Energy Corporation ( VLO) is up $1.72 (3.2%) to $54.82 on average volume. Thus far, 3.8 million shares of Valero Energy Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 8.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $53.48-$54.89 after having opened the day at $53.59 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $53.10.

Valero Energy Corporation operates as an independent petroleum refining and marketing company in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom, and Ireland. It operates through two segments, Refining and Ethanol. Valero Energy Corporation has a market cap of $28.2 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 5.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 10 analysts who rate Valero Energy Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Valero Energy Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in stock price during the past year, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, attractive valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Valero Energy Corporation 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).

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