All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 94 points (0.5%) at 17,814 as of Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,841 issues advancing vs. 1,103 declining with 158 unchanged.

The Specialty Retail industry currently sits down 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.5%. A company within the industry that fell today was Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrances ( ULTA), up 1.5%.

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

3. Murphy USA ( MUSA) is one of the companies pushing the Specialty Retail industry higher today. As of noon trading, Murphy USA is up $2.36 (4.0%) to $61.92 on average volume. Thus far, 218,842 shares of Murphy USA exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 304,400 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $59.64-$62.54 after having opened the day at $59.64 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $59.56.

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Murphy USA Inc. operates a chain of retail stations in the United States. The company's retail stations offer motor fuel products and convenience merchandise. As of November 19, 2015, it operated 1,300 stations located primarily in the Southwest, Southeast, and Midwest United States. Murphy USA has a market cap of $2.5 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 13.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 4 analysts who rate Murphy USA a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Murphy USA as a buy. 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, notable return on equity and growth in earnings per share. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Murphy USA Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Mattress Firm ( MFRM) is up $3.29 (6.7%) to $52.65 on heavy volume. Thus far, 1.8 million shares of Mattress Firm exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 369,800 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $52.65-$57.23 after having opened the day at $54.80 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $49.36.

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Mattress Firm Holding Corp., through its subsidiaries, operates as a specialty retailer of mattresses, and related products and accessories in the United States. It operates in two segments, Retail Operations and Franchise Operations. The company also operates an e-commerce Website. Mattress Firm has a market cap of $1.8 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 15.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 3 analysts who rate Mattress Firm a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Mattress Firm as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, increase in net income, good cash flow from operations, growth in earnings per share and expanding profit margins. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Mattress Firm Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Netflix ( NFLX) is up $0.92 (0.8%) to $124.25 on light volume. Thus far, 6.0 million shares of Netflix exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 20.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $122.42-$125.06 after having opened the day at $124.47 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $123.33.

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Netflix, Inc., an Internet television network, engages in the Internet delivery of TV shows and movies directly on TVs, computers, and mobile devices in the United States and internationally. The company operates in three segments: Domestic Streaming, International Streaming, and Domestic DVD. Netflix has a market cap of $53.6 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 152.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 17 analysts who rate Netflix a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Netflix as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, robust revenue growth and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, generally higher debt management risk and disappointing return on equity. Get the full Netflix 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 specialty retail industry could consider SPDR S&P Retail ETF ( XRT) while those bearish on the specialty retail industry could consider ProShares Ultra Sht Consumer Goods ( SZK).