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Two out of the three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 5 points (0.0%) at 17,810 as of Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, 12:20 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,661 issues advancing vs. 1,320 declining with 162 unchanged.

The Energy industry currently sits down 1.0% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Diamond Offshore Drilling ( DO), down 9.1%, Schlumberger ( SLB), down 1.6%, Halliburton ( HAL), down 1.5%, Statoil ASA ( STO), down 1.4% and EOG Resources ( EOG), down 1.3%.

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

3. PetroChina ( PTR) is one of the companies pushing the Energy industry higher today. As of noon trading, PetroChina is up $2.21 (2.0%) to $113.51 on average volume. Thus far, 61,850 shares of PetroChina exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 147,500 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $112.39-$113.51 after having opened the day at $112.73 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $111.30.

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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 $210.5 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 1.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 2 analysts who rate PetroChina a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates 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, attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full PetroChina Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Royal Dutch Shell ( RDS.B) is up $0.86 (1.2%) to $74.95 on light volume. Thus far, 229,380 shares of Royal Dutch Shell exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 771,800 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $74.36-$75.14 after having opened the day at $74.81 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $74.09.

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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 $238.0 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 1.4% 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 attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations, increase in stock price during the past year 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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1. As of noon trading, Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras ( PBR.A) is up $0.50 (4.5%) to $11.52 on average volume. Thus far, 6.7 million shares of Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 17.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $11.18-$11.52 after having opened the day at $11.36 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $11.02.

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Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. - Petrobras operates as an integrated oil and gas company in Brazil and internationally. Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras has a market cap of $72.1 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 25.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and attractive valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins. Get the full Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras 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).

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