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All three major indices are trading down today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading down 28.64 points (-0.2%) at 16,839 as of Thursday, June 26, 2014, 3:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,444 issues advancing vs. 1,544 declining with 166 unchanged.

The Basic Materials sector as a whole closed the day up 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which was down 0.1%. Top gainers within the Basic Materials sector included

Sonde Resources

(

SOQ

), up 2.9%,

Timberline Resources

(

TLR

), up 4.9%,

China Natural Resources

(

CHNR

), up 2.5%,

Minco Gold

(

MGH

), up 3.3% and

Mountain Province Diamonds

(

MDM

), up 2.2%.

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 (2.2%) to $4.70 on light volume. Throughout the day, 2,087 shares of Mountain Province Diamonds exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7,600 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $4.65-$4.70 after having opened the day at $4.65 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $4.60.

Mountain Province Diamonds has a market cap of $492.0 million and is part of the energy industry. Shares are down 7.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

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Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on MDM go as follows:

You can view the full analysis from the report here:

Mountain Province Diamonds Ratings Report

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At the close,

Timberline Resources

(

TLR

) was up $0.01 (4.9%) to $0.13 on light volume. Throughout the day, 30,048 shares of Timberline Resources exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 150,800 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $0.12-$0.13 after having opened the day at $0.12 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $0.12.

Timberline Resources has a market cap of $9.7 million and is part of the energy industry. Shares are down 31.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

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Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on TLR go as follows:

You can view the full analysis from the report here:

Timberline Resources Ratings Report

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Sonde Resources

(

SOQ

) was another company that pushed the Basic Materials sector higher today. Sonde Resources was up $0.01 (2.9%) to $0.35 on light volume. Throughout the day, 3,045 shares of Sonde Resources exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 39,000 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $0.32-$0.36 after having opened the day at $0.32 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $0.34.

Sonde Resources has a market cap of $19.3 million and is part of the energy industry. Shares are down 50.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on SOQ go as follows:

You can view the full analysis from the report here:

Sonde Resources Ratings Report

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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.