One out of the three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 56 points (-0.3%) at 17,863 as of Thursday, July 7, 2016, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,647 issues advancing vs. 1,277 declining with 139 unchanged.

The Energy industry currently sits up 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is unchanged. Top gainers within the industry include Energy Transfer Equity ( ETE), up 2.6%, and Anadarko Petroleum ( APC), up 1.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Canadian Natural Resources ( CNQ), down 1.8%, Enbridge ( ENB), down 1.8%, Phillips 66 ( PSX), down 0.9%, Total ( TOT), down 0.8% and China Petroleum & Chemical ( SNP), down 0.6%.

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

3. Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras ( PBR.A) is one of the companies pushing the Energy industry higher today. As of noon trading, Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras is up $0.07 (1.2%) to $5.74 on average volume. Thus far, 7.9 million shares of Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 12.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $5.66-$5.95 after having opened the day at $5.81 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $5.67.

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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 $39.5 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 66.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, generally high debt management risk, disappointing return on equity, weak operating cash flow and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself. Get the full Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Williams Partners ( WPZ) is up $0.48 (1.4%) to $34.91 on light volume. Thus far, 499,346 shares of Williams Partners exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $34.37-$35.44 after having opened the day at $34.65 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $34.43.

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Williams Partners L.P. operates as an energy infrastructure company. It operates through Central, Northeast G&P, Atlantic-Gulf, West, and NGL & Petchem Services segments. Williams Partners has a market cap of $20.9 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 23.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 5 analysts who rate Williams Partners a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Williams Partners as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and growth in earnings per share. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, generally higher debt management risk and disappointing return on equity. Get the full Williams Partners Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Halliburton ( HAL) is up $0.40 (0.9%) to $44.04 on average volume. Thus far, 4.5 million shares of Halliburton exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 10.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $43.84-$44.92 after having opened the day at $43.94 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $43.65.

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Halliburton Company provides a range of services and products to the upstream oil and natural gas industry worldwide. Halliburton has a market cap of $39.1 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 28.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 20 analysts who rate Halliburton a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Halliburton as a hold. Among the primary strengths of the company is its solid stock price performance. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins. Get the full Halliburton 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).