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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%. 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%. A company within the industry that increased today was Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras ( PBR), up 4.1%.

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

3. Canadian Natural Resources ( CNQ) is one of the companies pushing the Energy industry lower today. As of noon trading, Canadian Natural Resources is down $0.49 (-1.3%) to $37.02 on average volume. Thus far, 1.3 million shares of Canadian Natural Resources exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $36.76-$37.60 after having opened the day at $37.28 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $37.51.

Canadian Natural Resources Limited explores for, develops, produces, markets, and sells crude oil, natural gas liquids (NGLs), and natural gas in North America. Canadian Natural Resources has a market cap of $41.2 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 10.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Canadian Natural Resources a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Canadian Natural Resources as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance, attractive valuation levels, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full Canadian Natural Resources Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Continental Resources ( CLR) is down $1.42 (-2.2%) to $63.10 on average volume. Thus far, 1.0 million shares of Continental Resources exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $62.51-$64.90 after having opened the day at $64.42 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $64.52.

Continental Resources, Inc. is engaged in the exploration, development, and production of crude oil and natural gas properties in the north, south, and east regions of the United States. Continental Resources has a market cap of $24.0 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 14.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 15 analysts that rate Continental Resources a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Continental Resources as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Continental Resources Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, BP ( BP) is down $0.40 (-0.9%) to $42.76 on average volume. Thus far, 3.3 million shares of BP exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $42.65-$43.04 after having opened the day at $42.97 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $43.16.

BP p.l.c. provides fuel for transportation, energy for heat and light, lubricants to engines, and petrochemicals products worldwide. BP has a market cap of $132.9 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 11.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate BP a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates BP as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full BP 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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