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One out of the three major indices traded up today The three major indices are trading lower today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading down 3.66 points (0.0%) at 16,801 as of Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, 4:20 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,659 issues advancing vs. 1,437 declining with 130 unchanged.

The Basic Materials sector as a whole closed the day down 0.6% versus the S&P 500, which was unchanged. Top gainers within the Basic Materials sector included

Sonde Resources

(

SOQ

), up 13.5%,

Tengasco

(

TGC

), up 6.3%,

Enerjex Resources

(

ENRJ

), up 3.1%,

Mountain Province Diamonds

(

MDM

), up 2.1% and

Methes Energies International

(

MEIL

), up 1.6%.

TheStreet Ratings Group would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the sector higher today:

Mountain Province Diamonds

(

MDM

) is one of the companies that pushed the Basic Materials sector higher today. Mountain Province Diamonds was up $0.10 (2.1%) to $4.94 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 18,893 shares of Mountain Province Diamonds exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 11,500 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $4.90-$5.00 after having opened the day at $4.93 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $4.84.

Mountain Province Diamonds has a market cap of $574.9 million and is part of the metals & mining industry. Shares are up 0.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

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At the close,

Enerjex Resources

(

ENRJ

) was up $0.19 (3.1%) to $6.26 on average volume. Throughout the day, 8,373 shares of Enerjex Resources exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7,200 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $6.00-$6.26 after having opened the day at $6.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $6.07.

Enerjex Resources has a market cap of $46.0 million and is part of the metals & mining industry. Shares are down 26.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

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Sonde Resources

(

SOQ

) was another company that pushed the Basic Materials sector higher today. Sonde Resources was up $0.01 (13.5%) to $0.11 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 105,805 shares of Sonde Resources exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 33,800 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $0.10-$0.13 after having opened the day at $0.10 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $0.10.

Sonde Resources has a market cap of $7.8 million and is part of the metals & mining industry. Shares are down 79.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

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.