All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 70 points (0.4%) at 17,562 as of Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,588 issues advancing vs. 1,312 declining with 168 unchanged.

The Energy industry currently sits up 1.2% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.4%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras ( PBR), down 3.3%, Baker Hughes ( BHI), down 2.0% and Enterprise Products Partners ( EPD), down 2.0%. Top gainers within the industry include Pioneer Natural Resources ( PXD), up 4.0%, Concho Resources ( CXO), up 4.1%, Anadarko Petroleum ( APC), up 2.0%, Kinder Morgan ( KMI), up 1.6% and Exxon Mobil Corporation ( XOM), up 1.3%.

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

3. China Petroleum & Chemical ( SNP) is one of the companies pushing the Energy industry lower today. As of noon trading, China Petroleum & Chemical is down $1.25 (-2.1%) to $57.21 on average volume. Thus far, 67,205 shares of China Petroleum & Chemical exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 141,800 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $57.12-$57.88 after having opened the day at $57.55 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $58.46.

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China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation, an energy and chemical company, through its subsidiaries, engages in the oil and gas, and chemical operations and businesses in the People's Republic of China. China Petroleum & Chemical has a market cap of $69.0 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 27.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate China Petroleum & Chemical a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates China Petroleum & Chemical as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its reasonable valuation levels and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including feeble growth in the company's earnings per share, disappointing return on equity and deteriorating net income. Get the full China Petroleum & Chemical Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, PetroChina ( PTR) is down $1.01 (-1.5%) to $66.08 on heavy volume. Thus far, 126,093 shares of PetroChina exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 165,200 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $65.77-$67.00 after having opened the day at $66.60 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $67.09.

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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 $124.1 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 39.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate 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, disappointing return on equity and weak operating cash flow. Get the full PetroChina Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras ( PBR.A) is down $0.14 (-3.6%) to $3.88 on average volume. Thus far, 7.4 million shares of Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 12.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $3.87-$4.00 after having opened the day at $3.90 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $4.03.

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Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. - Petrobras operates as an integrated energy company in Brazil and internationally. Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras has a market cap of $25.5 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 46.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its disappointing return on equity, weak operating cash flow, generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself and generally high debt management risk. 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).