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. One out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 22 points (0.1%) at 15,897 as of Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,497 issues advancing vs. 1,411 declining with 169 unchanged. The Energy industry currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is unchanged. Top gainers within the industry include Exxon Mobil Corporation ( XOM), up 1.0%, and Chevron ( CVX), up 0.9%. TheStreet would like to highlight 4 stocks pushing the industry higher today: 4. 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 $0.70 (1.0%) to $71.46 on average volume. Thus far, 342,937 shares of Royal Dutch Shell exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 910,400 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $71.28-$71.56 after having opened the day at $71.29 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $70.76. 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 $224.6 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 9.0, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 0.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. TheStreet Ratings rates Royal Dutch Shell as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations 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. 3x UPSIDE POTENTIAL: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12-months. Learn more.