Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 14 points (-0.1%) at 17,773 as of Wednesday, June 1, 2016, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,608 issues advancing vs. 1,334 declining with 152 unchanged.

The Energy industry currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. Top gainers within the industry include Plains GP Holdings ( PAGP), up 4.3%, Energy Transfer Equity ( ETE), up 4.0%, MPLX ( MPLX), up 3.8%, Plains All American Pipeline ( PAA), up 3.2% and Williams Partners ( WPZ), up 3.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Helmerich & Payne ( HP), down 2.8%, Crescent Point Energy ( CPG), down 2.2%, Noble Energy ( NBL), down 1.8%, Suncor Energy ( SU), down 1.6% and Canadian Natural Resources ( CNQ), down 1.5%.

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

3. Tesoro ( TSO) is one of the companies pushing the Energy industry higher today. As of noon trading, Tesoro is up $1.75 (2.2%) to $79.83 on average volume. Thus far, 1.3 million shares of Tesoro exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $77.45-$80.38 after having opened the day at $77.46 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $78.08.

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Tesoro Corporation, through its subsidiaries, operates as an independent petroleum refining, logistics, and marketing company in the United States. Tesoro has a market cap of $9.4 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 25.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 6 analysts who rate Tesoro a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Tesoro as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity, reasonable valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Tesoro Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Marathon Petroleum ( MPC) is up $1.23 (3.5%) to $36.06 on average volume. Thus far, 3.3 million shares of Marathon Petroleum exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $34.43-$36.27 after having opened the day at $34.55 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $34.83.

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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 Midstream. Marathon Petroleum has a market cap of $18.6 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 32.8% 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 hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its attractive valuation levels and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, poor profit margins and weak operating cash flow. Get the full Marathon Petroleum Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Valero Energy ( VLO) is up $0.79 (1.4%) to $55.49 on average volume. Thus far, 3.1 million shares of Valero Energy exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $54.46-$56.08 after having opened the day at $54.50 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $54.70.

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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 $25.6 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 22.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 11 analysts who rate Valero Energy a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 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 largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, attractive valuation levels and notable return on equity. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. 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).