All three major indices are trading up today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading up 8 points (0.0%) at 18,524 as of Monday, July 18, 2016, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,660 issues advancing vs. 1,244 declining with 151 unchanged.

The Metals & Mining industry currently sits down 0.5% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.1%.

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

3.

Gerdau

(

GGB

) is one of the companies pushing the Metals & Mining industry higher today. As of noon trading, Gerdau is up $0.08 (3.9%) to $2.15 on average volume. Thus far, 4.7 million shares of Gerdau exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 8.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $2.05-$2.16 after having opened the day at $2.08 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $2.07.

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Gerdau S.A. produces and commercializes steel products worldwide. The company operates through Brazil Business Operation, North America Business Operation, South America Business Operation, and Special Steel Business Operation segments. Gerdau has a market cap of $3.4 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 72.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are no analysts who rate Gerdau a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Gerdau

as a

sell

. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins, weak operating cash flow, generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself and feeble growth in its earnings per share. Get the full

Gerdau Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

POSCO

(

PKX

) is up $0.29 (0.6%) to $49.58 on light volume. Thus far, 69,914 shares of POSCO exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 417,900 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $49.30-$49.85 after having opened the day at $49.48 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $49.29.

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POSCO manufactures and sells steel rolled products and plates in South Korea and internationally. The company operates through four segments: Steel, Construction, Trading, and Others. POSCO has a market cap of $17.4 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 39.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 2 analysts who rate POSCO a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

TheStreet Recommends

POSCO

as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, attractive valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins. Get the full

POSCO Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

ArcelorMittal

(

MT

) is up $0.10 (1.8%) to $5.74 on average volume. Thus far, 8.7 million shares of ArcelorMittal exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 17.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $5.59-$5.78 after having opened the day at $5.70 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $5.64.

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ArcelorMittal, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an integrated steel and mining company worldwide. The company operates through five segments: NAFTA; Brazil; Europe; Africa & Commonwealth of Independent States; and Mining. It produces finished and semi-finished steel products. ArcelorMittal has a market cap of $14.0 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 33.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 3 analysts who rate ArcelorMittal a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

ArcelorMittal

as a

sell

. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins, generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself and generally high debt management risk. Get the full

ArcelorMittal 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 metals & mining industry could consider

SPDR S&P Metals & Mining ETF

(

XME

) while those bearish on the metals & mining industry could consider

PowerShares DB Base Metals Sht ETN

(

BOS

).