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All three major indices are trading up today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading up 135 points (0.8%) at 17,576 as of Tuesday, July 28, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,150 issues advancing vs. 862 declining with 147 unchanged.

The Chemicals industry currently sits up 0.8% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.9%. Top gainers within the industry include

Eastman Chemical

(

EMN

), up 6.7%, and

Air Products & Chemicals

(

APD

), up 2.3%.

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

3.

Sherwin-Williams

(

SHW

) is one of the companies pushing the Chemicals industry higher today. As of noon trading, Sherwin-Williams is up $5.76 (2.2%) to $271.80 on average volume. Thus far, 285,587 shares of Sherwin-Williams exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 760,400 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $265.49-$272.49 after having opened the day at $265.49 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $266.04.

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The Sherwin-Williams Company develops, manufactures, distributes, and sells paints, coatings, and related products to professional, industrial, commercial, and retail customers primarily in North and South America. Sherwin-Williams has a market cap of $24.9 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 1.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 6 analysts who rate Sherwin-Williams a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Sherwin-Williams

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and expanding profit margins. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full

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now.

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2. As of noon trading,

LyondellBasell Industries

(

LYB

) is up $1.39 (1.6%) to $91.24 on heavy volume. Thus far, 3.9 million shares of LyondellBasell Industries exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $88.70-$93.36 after having opened the day at $93.36 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $89.85.

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LyondellBasell Industries N.V. operates as a manufacturer of chemicals and polymers, refiner of crude oil, producer of gasoline blending components, and developer and licensor of technologies for production of polymers. LyondellBasell Industries has a market cap of $42.8 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 13.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 7 analysts who rate LyondellBasell Industries a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

LyondellBasell Industries

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, increase in net income, notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full

LyondellBasell Industries Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

Dow Chemical

(

DOW

) is up $0.94 (2.1%) to $46.57 on average volume. Thus far, 4.2 million shares of Dow Chemical exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $45.26-$46.76 after having opened the day at $45.85 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $45.63.

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The Dow Chemical Company manufactures and supplies products that are used primarily as raw materials in the manufacture of customer products and services worldwide. Dow Chemical has a market cap of $53.0 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 0.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 6 analysts who rate Dow Chemical a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Dow Chemical

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, attractive valuation levels, impressive record of earnings per share growth and notable return on equity. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full

Dow Chemical 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 chemicals industry could consider

Materials Select Sector SPDR

(

XLB

) while those bearish on the chemicals industry could consider

ProShares Short Basic Materials Fd

(

SBM

).