All three major indices are trading up today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading up 69 points (0.4%) at 16,709 as of Monday, Feb. 29, 2016, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,159 issues advancing vs. 752 declining with 167 unchanged.

The Energy industry currently sits up 2.5% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.5%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include

EOG Resources

(

EOG

), down 2.6%,

Baker Hughes

(

BHI

), down 2.3%,

Apache Corporation

(

APA

), down 1.9% and

Anadarko Petroleum

(

APC

), down 1.1%. Top gainers within the industry include

Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras

(

PBR.A

), up 8.4%,

Western Gas Equity Partners

(

WGP

), up 6.6%,

Statoil ASA

(

STO

), up 3.5%,

Williams Companies

(

WMB

), up 3.5% and

Kinder Morgan

(

KMI

), up 3.4%.

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

3.

PetroChina

(

PTR

) is one of the companies pushing the Energy industry lower today. As of noon trading, PetroChina is down $0.46 (-0.7%) to $65.86 on light volume. Thus far, 41,086 shares of PetroChina exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 170,800 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $65.00-$65.98 after having opened the day at $65.49 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $66.32.

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PetroChina Company Limited, together with its subsidiaries, produces and sells oil and gas in the People's Republic of China. The company operates through Exploration and Production, Refining and Chemicals, Marketing, and Natural Gas and Pipeline segments. PetroChina has a market cap of $119.3 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 1.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates PetroChina a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

PetroChina

as a

hold

. Among the primary strengths of the company is its reasonable valuation levels, considering its current price compared to earnings, book value and other measures. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including feeble growth in the company's earnings per share, deteriorating net income and generally higher debt management risk. Get the full

PetroChina Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

Southwestern Energy

(

SWN

) is down $0.55 (-8.6%) to $5.83 on average volume. Thus far, 10.2 million shares of Southwestern Energy exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 21.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $5.68-$6.24 after having opened the day at $6.22 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $6.38.

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Southwestern Energy Company explores, develops, and produces natural gas and oil in the United States. The company operates in two segments, Exploration, Development and Production; and Midstream Services. Southwestern Energy has a market cap of $2.6 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 10.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Southwestern Energy a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 14 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Southwestern Energy

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, poor profit margins and weak operating cash flow. Get the full

Southwestern Energy Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

Cabot Oil & Gas

(

COG

) is down $0.92 (-4.5%) to $19.52 on light volume. Thus far, 4.1 million shares of Cabot Oil & Gas exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 11.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $19.01-$20.43 after having opened the day at $20.34 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $20.44.

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Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation, an independent oil and gas company, develops, exploits, explores for, produces, and markets natural gas, oil, and natural gas liquids in the United States. Cabot Oil & Gas has a market cap of $8.0 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 15.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Cabot Oil & Gas a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 12 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Cabot Oil & Gas

as a

sell

. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its 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

Cabot Oil & Gas 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

).