Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading down 40 points (-0.2%) at 17,811 as of Thursday, May 26, 2016, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,440 issues advancing vs. 1,460 declining with 179 unchanged.

The Energy industry currently sits down 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.0%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include

Energy Transfer Partners

(

ETP

), down 2.3%,

Valero Energy

(

VLO

), down 1.3%,

BP

(

BP

), down 1.1%,

Enterprise Products Partners

(

EPD

), down 1.1% and

PetroChina

(

PTR

), down 0.8%. A company within the industry that increased today was

Halliburton

(

HAL

), up 1.0%.

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

3.

Royal Dutch Shell

(

RDS.B

) is one of the companies pushing the Energy industry lower today. As of noon trading, Royal Dutch Shell is down $0.49 (-1.0%) to $50.36 on average volume. Thus far, 929,023 shares of Royal Dutch Shell exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $50.23-$50.94 after having opened the day at $50.70 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $50.85.

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Royal Dutch Shell plc operates as an independent oil and gas company worldwide. It operates through Upstream and Downstream segments. The company explores for and extracts crude oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids. Royal Dutch Shell has a market cap of $198.5 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 10.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Royal Dutch Shell

as a

hold

. Among the primary strengths of the company is its solid financial position based on a variety of debt and liquidity measures that we have evaluated. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, poor profit margins and weak operating cash flow. Get the full

Royal Dutch Shell Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

Marathon Petroleum

(

MPC

) is down $1.02 (-2.9%) to $34.66 on light volume. Thus far, 1.8 million shares of Marathon Petroleum exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $34.38-$35.90 after having opened the day at $35.80 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $35.68.

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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 $19.0 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 31.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 9 analysts that 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,

Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras

(

PBR

) is down $0.08 (-1.3%) to $6.11 on average volume. Thus far, 16.6 million shares of Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 35.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $6.06-$6.40 after having opened the day at $6.30 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $6.19.

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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 $40.3 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 44.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are no analysts that rate Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras a buy, 4 analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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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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

).