Editor's Note: Any reference to TheStreet Ratings and its underlying recommendation does not reflect the opinion of TheStreet, Inc. or any of its contributors including Jim Cramer or Stephanie Link. All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 44 points (0.3%) at 15,464 as of Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,183 issues advancing vs. 1,800 declining with 78 unchanged. The Energy industry currently sits down 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. Top gainers within the industry include ConocoPhillips ( COP), up 1.4%, Chevron ( CVX), up 0.7% and Royal Dutch Shell ( RDS.B), up 0.5%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include InterOil Corporation ( IOC), down 9.7%, Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras ( PBR), down 1.7% and Ecopetrol S.A ( EC), down 0.9%. TheStreet would like to highlight 5 stocks pushing the industry higher today: 5. PetroChina ( PTR) is one of the companies pushing the Energy industry higher today. As of noon trading, PetroChina is up $1.47 (1.2%) to $119.25 on average volume. Thus far, 75,961 shares of PetroChina exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 162,200 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $119.05-$119.70 after having opened the day at $119.37 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $117.78. PetroChina Company Limited produces and sells oil and gas in the People's Republic of China. The company operates in four segments: Exploration and Production, Refining and Chemicals, Marketing, and Natural Gas and Pipeline. PetroChina has a market cap of $211.0 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 18.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate PetroChina a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and none rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates PetroChina as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth and attractive valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full PetroChina Ratings Report now. 3x UPSIDE POTENTIAL: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12-months. Learn more.