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

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading down 88 points (-0.5%) at 17,785 as of Tuesday, May 31, 2016, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,627 issues advancing vs. 1,333 declining with 171 unchanged.

The Energy industry currently sits up 1.7% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.2%. A company within the industry that fell today was

Royal Dutch Shell

(

RDS.A

), up 1.4%. Top gainers within the industry include

Plains GP Holdings

(

PAGP

), up 7.5%,

Plains All American Pipeline

(

PAA

), up 5.2%,

Suncor Energy

(

SU

), up 1.1% and

PetroChina

(

PTR

), up 0.6%.

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 $0.86 (-1.7%) to $49.07 on average volume. Thus far, 1.4 million 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 $49.05-$50.02 after having opened the day at $49.66 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $49.93.

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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 $200.2 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 8.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

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,

BP

(

BP

) is down $0.68 (-2.1%) to $31.68 on heavy volume. Thus far, 9.5 million shares of BP exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 8.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $31.65-$32.23 after having opened the day at $31.98 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $32.36.

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BP p.l.c. operates as an integrated oil and gas company worldwide. It operates through three segments: Upstream, Downstream, and Rosneft. BP has a market cap of $100.5 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 3.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate BP a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

BP

as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its good cash flow from operations 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, poor profit margins and disappointing return on equity. Get the full

BP Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

Exxon Mobil

(

XOM

) is down $0.70 (-0.8%) to $89.31 on light volume. Thus far, 3.5 million shares of Exxon Mobil exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 11.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $89.30-$90.20 after having opened the day at $90.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $90.01.

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Exxon Mobil Corporation explores for and produces crude oil and natural gas in the United States, Canada/South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia/Oceania. Exxon Mobil has a market cap of $373.2 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 15.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Exxon Mobil a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Exxon Mobil

as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its reasonable valuation levels, solid stock price performance and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including feeble growth in the company's earnings per share, poor profit margins and weak operating cash flow. Get the full

Exxon Mobil 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

).