All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 41 points (0.2%) at 17,979 as of Wednesday, June 8, 2016, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,939 issues advancing vs. 992 declining with 172 unchanged.

The Energy industry currently sits up 1.5% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. Top gainers within the industry include Royal Dutch Shell ( RDS.A), up 2.3%, and China Petroleum & Chemical ( SNP), up 1.9%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Enable Midstream Partners ( ENBL), down 10.4%, Imperial Oil ( IMO), down 2.2% and Williams Partners ( WPZ), down 2.2%.

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

3. Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras ( PBR.A) is one of the companies pushing the Energy industry higher today. As of noon trading, Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras is up $0.44 (8.9%) to $5.39 on heavy volume. Thus far, 10.5 million shares of Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 12.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $5.20-$5.45 after having opened the day at $5.23 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $4.95.

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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 $31.3 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 45.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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

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2. As of noon trading, Royal Dutch Shell ( RDS.B) is up $1.22 (2.3%) to $53.34 on heavy volume. Thus far, 1.6 million shares of Royal Dutch Shell exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $53.27-$53.80 after having opened the day at $53.34 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $52.12.

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Royal Dutch Shell plc operates as an independent oil and gas company worldwide. It operates through Upstream and Downstream segments. The company explores for and extracts crude oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids. Royal Dutch Shell has a market cap of $201.1 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 13.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Royal Dutch Shell as a hold. Among the primary strengths of the company is its solid financial position based on a variety of debt and liquidity measures that we have evaluated. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, poor profit margins and weak operating cash flow. Get the full Royal Dutch Shell Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, BP ( BP) is up $0.25 (0.8%) to $33.32 on average volume. Thus far, 5.9 million shares of BP exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 8.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $33.26-$33.60 after having opened the day at $33.53 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $33.07.

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BP p.l.c. operates as an integrated oil and gas company worldwide. It operates through three segments: Upstream, Downstream, and Rosneft. BP has a market cap of $101.1 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 5.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 6 analysts who rate BP a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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