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All three major indices are trading down today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading down 42.32 points (-0.3%) at 16,633 as of Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 4:20 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,597 issues advancing vs. 1,466 declining with 135 unchanged.

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

Pacific Booker Minerals

(

PBM

), up 5.0%,

Timberline Resources

(

TLR

), up 27.8%,

Alderon Iron Ore

(

AXX

), up 8.0%,

Mountain Province Diamonds

(

MDM

), up 1.7% and

Gold Standard Ventures

(

GSV

), 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 $0.08 (1.7%) to $4.69 on average volume. Throughout the day, 11,220 shares of Mountain Province Diamonds exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 11,900 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $4.54-$4.69 after having opened the day at $4.56 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $4.61.

Mountain Province Diamonds has a market cap of $486.7 million and is part of the energy industry. Shares are down 7.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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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,

Alderon Iron Ore

(

AXX

) was up $0.10 (8.0%) to $1.35 on average volume. Throughout the day, 33,270 shares of Alderon Iron Ore exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 22,400 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $1.31-$1.43 after having opened the day at $1.31 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $1.25.

Alderon Iron Ore has a market cap of $149.7 million and is part of the energy industry. Shares are down 26.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on AXX go as follows:

You can view the full analysis from the report here:

Alderon Iron Ore Ratings Report

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Timberline Resources

(

TLR

) was another company that pushed the Basic Materials sector higher today. Timberline Resources was up $0.03 (27.8%) to $0.14 on average volume. Throughout the day, 183,580 shares of Timberline Resources exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 220,900 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $0.11-$0.14 after having opened the day at $0.11 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $0.11.

Timberline Resources has a market cap of $7.6 million and is part of the energy industry. Shares are down 41.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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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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.