All three major indices are trading up today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading up 70 points (0.4%) at 17,673 as of Wednesday, April 6, 2016, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,112 issues advancing vs. 808 declining with 153 unchanged.

The Metals & Mining industry currently sits up 0.5% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.6%. A company within the industry that increased today was

POSCO

(

PKX

), up 5.8%. A company within the industry that fell today was

Barrick Gold

(

ABX

), up 0.6%.

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

3.

Teck Resources

(

TCK

) is one of the companies pushing the Metals & Mining industry higher today. As of noon trading, Teck Resources is up $0.27 (3.6%) to $7.76 on light volume. Thus far, 3.1 million shares of Teck Resources exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 9.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $7.27-$7.87 after having opened the day at $7.49 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $7.49.

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Teck Resources Limited explores, develops, and produces natural resources in the Americas, the Asia Pacific, and Europe. The company's principal products comprise steelmaking coal; copper concentrates and refined copper cathodes; refined zinc and zinc concentrates; and lead concentrates. Teck Resources has a market cap of $4.2 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 94.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 3 analysts who rate Teck Resources a buy, 6 analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Teck Resources

as a

sell

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

Teck Resources Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

Tenaris

(

TS

) is up $0.40 (1.7%) to $23.88 on average volume. Thus far, 1.7 million shares of Tenaris exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $23.38-$23.95 after having opened the day at $23.76 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $23.47.

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Tenaris S.A., through its subsidiaries, manufactures and distributes steel pipe products and other related services for the oil and gas industry, and other industrial applications. Tenaris has a market cap of $14.2 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 1.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there is 1 analyst who rates Tenaris a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Tenaris

as a

hold

. Among the primary strengths of the company is its solid financial position based on a variety of debt and liquidity measures that we have evaluated. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins and weak operating cash flow. Get the full

Tenaris Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

Freeport-McMoRan

(

FCX

) is up $0.24 (2.6%) to $9.58 on light volume. Thus far, 22.2 million shares of Freeport-McMoRan exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 60.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $9.10-$9.65 after having opened the day at $9.47 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $9.34.

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Freeport-McMoRan Inc., a natural resource company, acquires, explores, and develops mineral assets, and oil and natural gas resources. The company explores for copper, gold, molybdenum, cobalt hydroxide, silver, and other metals, as well as oil and gas. Freeport-McMoRan has a market cap of $11.8 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 38.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 3 analysts who rate Freeport-McMoRan a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 12 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Freeport-McMoRan

as a

sell

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

Freeport-McMoRan 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

).