All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 3 points (0.0%) at 17,053 as of Friday, Oct. 9, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,606 issues advancing vs. 1,356 declining with 155 unchanged.

The Energy industry currently sits up 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is up 1.7%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Marathon Petroleum ( MPC), down 3.6%, Continental Resources ( CLR), down 3.6%, Baker Hughes ( BHI), down 2.1%, Phillips 66 ( PSX), down 2.1% and Spectra Energy ( SE), down 2.1%.

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 $0.48 (1.4%) to $35.22 on average volume. Thus far, 190,523 shares of Imperial Oil exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 433,600 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $34.76-$35.40 after having opened the day at $34.83 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $34.74.

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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 $28.5 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 19.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. 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 reasonable 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 deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins. Get the full Imperial Oil Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras ( PBR.A) is up $0.06 (1.3%) to $4.69 on heavy volume. Thus far, 15.7 million shares of Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 14.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $4.56-$4.77 after having opened the day at $4.74 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $4.63.

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Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. - Petrobras operates as an integrated energy company in Brazil and internationally. Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras has a market cap of $28.6 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 38.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its disappointing return on equity, generally high debt management risk, generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself and feeble growth in its earnings per share. Get the full Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Energy Transfer Partners ( ETP) is up $0.67 (1.5%) to $46.15 on average volume. Thus far, 1.4 million shares of Energy Transfer Partners exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $45.23-$46.57 after having opened the day at $45.82 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $45.48.

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Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. engages in the natural gas midstream, and intrastate transportation and storage businesses in the United States. Energy Transfer Partners has a market cap of $23.1 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 30.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 8 analysts who rate Energy Transfer Partners a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Energy Transfer Partners as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income 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 Energy Transfer Partners 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).