5 Stocks Boosting The Energy Industry Higher

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 15 points (0.1%) at 15,558 as of Monday, July 22, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,691 issues advancing vs. 1,251 declining with 101 unchanged.

The Energy industry currently sits up 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. Top gainers within the industry include Total ( TOT), up 1.8%, PetroChina ( PTR), up 1.1%, Statoil ASA ( STO), up 0.8% and Royal Dutch Shell ( RDS.A), up 0.7%.

TheStreet would like to highlight 5 stocks pushing the industry higher today:

5. Royal Dutch Shell ( RDS.B) is one of the companies pushing the Energy industry higher today. As of noon trading, Royal Dutch Shell is up $0.56 (0.8%) to $71.35 on light volume. Thus far, 283,126 shares of Royal Dutch Shell exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $71.23-$71.65 after having opened the day at $71.29 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $70.79.

Royal Dutch Shell plc operates as an independent oil and gas company worldwide. The company explores for and extracts crude oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids. Royal Dutch Shell has a market cap of $224.5 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 0.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Royal Dutch Shell as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its attractive valuation levels and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Royal Dutch Shell Ratings Report now.

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