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Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 59 points (-0.3%) at 17,755 as of Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,542 issues advancing vs. 1,426 declining with 163 unchanged.

The Energy industry currently sits up 0.9% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.2%. Top gainers within the industry include Crescent Point Energy ( CPG), up 4.0%, Concho Resources ( CXO), up 3.7%, Apache Corporation ( APA), up 2.0%, Marathon Petroleum ( MPC), up 2.0% and Ecopetrol ( EC), up 2.2%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras ( PBR), down 1.7%, and Chevron ( CVX), down 0.7%.

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

3. Continental Resources ( CLR) is one of the companies pushing the Energy industry higher today. As of noon trading, Continental Resources is up $1.30 (3.0%) to $43.88 on heavy volume. Thus far, 3.7 million shares of Continental Resources exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $42.10-$44.28 after having opened the day at $42.29 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $42.58.

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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 $15.5 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 11.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 11 analysts who rate Continental Resources a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Continental Resources as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk, disappointing return on equity and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full Continental Resources Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Baker Hughes ( BHI) is up $1.18 (2.0%) to $59.39 on light volume. Thus far, 1.5 million shares of Baker Hughes exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 8.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $57.95-$59.50 after having opened the day at $58.42 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $58.21.

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Baker Hughes Incorporated supplies oilfield services, products, technology, and systems to the oil and natural gas industry worldwide. Baker Hughes has a market cap of $25.2 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 3.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 16 analysts who rate Baker Hughes a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Baker Hughes as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, increase in stock price during the past year, compelling growth in net income and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Baker Hughes Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Halliburton ( HAL) is up $0.98 (2.4%) to $41.80 on light volume. Thus far, 8.7 million shares of Halliburton exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 23.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $40.61-$42.05 after having opened the day at $41.06 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $40.82.

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Halliburton Company provides a range of services and products for the exploration, development, and production of oil and natural gas to oil and gas companies worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Completion and Production, and Drilling and Evaluation. Halliburton has a market cap of $34.5 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 3.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 18 analysts who rate Halliburton a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Halliburton as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in net income, attractive valuation levels, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Halliburton 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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