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One out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 2 points (0.0%) at 17,750 as of Thursday, July 30, 2015, 1:05 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,461 issues advancing vs. 1,490 declining with 187 unchanged.

The Energy industry currently sits down 1.0% versus the S&P 500, which is unchanged. Top gainers within the industry include Suncor Energy ( SU), up 5.6%, and Royal Dutch Shell ( RDS.A), up 3.3%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras ( PBR), down 4.5%, Valero Energy ( VLO), down 3.2% and Enterprise Products Partners ( EPD), down 2.8%.

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

3. Imperial Oil ( IMO) is one of the companies pushing the Energy industry higher today. As of noon trading, Imperial Oil is up $1.01 (2.8%) to $37.02 on heavy volume. Thus far, 235,206 shares of Imperial Oil exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 292,000 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $35.95-$37.20 after having opened the day at $35.98 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $36.01.

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Imperial Oil Limited explores for, produces, and sells crude oil and natural gas in Canada. The company operates through three segments: Upstream, Downstream, and Chemical. The Upstream segment explores for and produces crude oil, natural gas, synthetic oil, and bitumen. Imperial Oil has a market cap of $30.0 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 16.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are no analysts who rate Imperial Oil a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Imperial Oil as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its 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 unimpressive growth in net income, weak operating cash flow and poor profit margins. Get the full Imperial Oil Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Royal Dutch Shell ( RDS.B) is up $2.13 (3.8%) to $57.94 on heavy volume. Thus far, 984,738 shares of Royal Dutch Shell exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $57.87-$58.57 after having opened the day at $58.34 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $55.81.

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Royal Dutch Shell plc operates as an independent oil and gas company worldwide. It operates through Upstream and Downstream segments. The company explores for and extracts crude oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids. Royal Dutch Shell has a market cap of $174.8 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 19.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Royal Dutch Shell as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its attractive valuation levels, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, weak operating cash flow and poor profit margins. Get the full Royal Dutch Shell Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, BP ( BP) is up $0.22 (0.6%) to $37.62 on average volume. Thus far, 3.1 million shares of BP exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $37.51-$38.06 after having opened the day at $37.87 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $37.39.

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BP p.l.c. operates as an integrated oil and gas company worldwide. It operates in three segments: Upstream, Downstream, and Rosneft. BP has a market cap of $124.3 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 1.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 4 analysts who rate BP a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates BP 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, disappointing return on equity and weak operating cash flow. 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).