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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 206 points (1.2%) at 17,007 as of Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,203 issues advancing vs. 806 declining with 144 unchanged.

The Energy industry currently sits down 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is up 1.1%. A company within the industry that increased today was Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras ( PBR), up 4.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Statoil ASA ( STO), down 2.3%, and Royal Dutch Shell ( RDS.B), down 0.8%.

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

3. PetroChina ( PTR) is one of the companies pushing the Energy industry higher today. As of noon trading, PetroChina is up $2.13 (1.7%) to $127.80 on average volume. Thus far, 52,175 shares of PetroChina exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 138,500 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $127.34-$128.47 after having opened the day at $128.39 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $125.67.

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PetroChina Company Limited produces and sells oil and gas in the People's Republic of China. The company operates in four segments: Exploration and Production, Refining and Chemicals, Marketing, and Natural Gas and Pipeline. PetroChina has a market cap of $231.0 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 14.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 2 analysts who rate PetroChina a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates PetroChina as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, 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 PetroChina Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras ( PBR.A) is up $0.70 (5.0%) to $14.63 on average volume. Thus far, 7.9 million shares of Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 11.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $13.83-$14.64 after having opened the day at $14.07 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $13.93.

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Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. - Petrobras operates as an integrated oil and gas company in Brazil and internationally. Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras has a market cap of $90.3 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 5.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

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

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1. As of noon trading, Williams Companies ( WMB) is up $1.24 (2.3%) to $56.00 on average volume. Thus far, 2.5 million shares of Williams Companies exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $54.82-$56.00 after having opened the day at $55.06 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $54.76.

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The Williams Companies, Inc. operates as an energy infrastructure company. Williams Companies has a market cap of $40.9 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 42.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 7 analysts who rate Williams Companies a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Williams Companies as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, generally higher debt management risk and disappointing return on equity. Get the full Williams Companies 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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