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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 48 points (0.3%) at 18,145 as of Thursday, March 5, 2015, 12:05 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,642 issues advancing vs. 1,262 declining with 201 unchanged.

The Energy industry currently sits down 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. Top gainers within the industry include Canadian Natural Resources ( CNQ), up 4.2%, Valero Energy ( VLO), up 1.4%, Plains All American Pipeline ( PAA), up 1.3%, Statoil ASA ( STO), up 0.7% and Enbridge ( ENB), up 0.7%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Encana ( ECA), down 4.2%, Apache Corporation ( APA), down 1.7%, Suncor Energy ( SU), down 1.2%, Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras ( PBR.A), down 1.4% and National Oilwell Varco ( NOV), down 1.3%.

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

3. Energy Transfer Equity ( ETE) is one of the companies pushing the Energy industry higher today. As of noon trading, Energy Transfer Equity is up $0.58 (0.9%) to $64.98 on average volume. Thus far, 752,048 shares of Energy Transfer Equity exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $63.79-$66.16 after having opened the day at $64.46 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $64.40.

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Energy Transfer Equity, L.P., through its subsidiaries, provides diversified energy-related services in the Unites States. The company sells natural gas to electric utilities, independent power plants, local distribution companies, industrial end-users, and other marketing companies. Energy Transfer Equity has a market cap of $34.4 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 12.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 7 analysts who rate Energy Transfer Equity a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Energy Transfer Equity as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full Energy Transfer Equity Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, HollyFrontier ( HFC) is up $1.19 (2.9%) to $41.63 on average volume. Thus far, 1.4 million shares of HollyFrontier exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $40.79-$41.68 after having opened the day at $41.04 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $40.44.

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HollyFrontier Corporation operates as an independent petroleum refiner in the United States. It produces high-value refined products, such as gasoline, diesel fuel, jet fuel, specialty lubricant products, liquid petroleum gas, fuel oil, and specialty and modified asphalt. HollyFrontier has a market cap of $8.2 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 7.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there is 1 analyst who rates HollyFrontier a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 12 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates HollyFrontier as a hold. Among the primary strengths of the company is its solid financial position based on a variety of debt and liquidity measures that we have evaluated. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, deteriorating net income and disappointing return on equity. Get the full HollyFrontier Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Spectra Energy ( SE) is up $0.82 (2.3%) to $35.81 on light volume. Thus far, 2.0 million shares of Spectra Energy exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $35.23-$35.82 after having opened the day at $35.28 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $34.99.

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Spectra Energy Corp, through its subsidiaries, owns and operates a portfolio of natural gas-related energy assets in North America. Spectra Energy has a market cap of $23.7 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 3.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 2 analysts who rate Spectra Energy a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Spectra Energy as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, expanding profit margins, increase in net income and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Spectra Energy 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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