One out of the three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 0 points (0.0%) at 16,493 as of Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,626 issues advancing vs. 1,319 declining with 181 unchanged.

The Energy industry currently sits down 1.0% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Spectra Energy Partners ( SEP), down 4.2%, Noble Energy ( NBL), down 3.9%, Marathon Oil ( MRO), down 3.7%, Concho Resources ( CXO), down 3.4% and Ecopetrol ( EC), down 2.6%.

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

3. Marathon Petroleum ( MPC) is one of the companies pushing the Energy industry higher today. As of noon trading, Marathon Petroleum is up $0.56 (1.2%) to $48.28 on average volume. Thus far, 2.9 million shares of Marathon Petroleum exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $48.01-$48.96 after having opened the day at $48.09 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $47.72.

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Marathon Petroleum Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in refining, marketing, retailing, and transporting petroleum products primarily in the United States. It operates through three segments: Refining & Marketing, Speedway, and Pipeline Transportation. Marathon Petroleum has a market cap of $24.8 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 8.1, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 24.2. Shares are up 5.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 9 analysts who rate Marathon Petroleum a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Marathon Petroleum as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity, attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations, growth in earnings per share and solid stock price performance. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Marathon Petroleum Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Phillips 66 ( PSX) is up $2.40 (3.0%) to $82.28 on heavy volume. Thus far, 3.1 million shares of Phillips 66 exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $79.96-$82.75 after having opened the day at $80.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $79.88.

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Phillips 66 operates as an energy manufacturing and logistics company. It operates through four segments: Midstream, Chemicals, Refining, and Marketing and Specialties (M&S). Phillips 66 has a market cap of $41.5 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 10.0, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 24.2. Shares are up 11.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 10 analysts who rate Phillips 66 a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Phillips 66 as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and notable return on equity. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Phillips 66 Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Valero Energy ( VLO) is up $1.14 (1.9%) to $61.97 on average volume. Thus far, 3.1 million shares of Valero Energy exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $61.06-$62.90 after having opened the day at $61.09 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $60.83.

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Valero Energy Corporation operates as an independent petroleum refining and marketing company in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom, and Ireland. It operates through two segments, Refining and Ethanol. Valero Energy has a market cap of $29.1 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 6.7, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 24.2. Shares are up 22.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 11 analysts who rate Valero Energy a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Valero Energy as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Valero 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).