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All three major indices traded up today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading up 121 points (0.7%) at 17,751 as of Wednesday, July 29, 2015, 4:20 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,248 issues advancing vs. 830 declining with 135 unchanged.

The Metals & Mining industry as a whole closed the day up 3.0% versus the S&P 500, which was up 0.7%. Top gainers within the Metals & Mining industry included

Alderon Iron Ore

(

AXX

), up 3.3%,

Timberline Resources

(

TLR

), up 2.0%,

Minco Gold

(

MGH

), up 9.5%,

Sutor Technology Group

(

TOR

), up 22.9% and

Mines Management

(

MGN

), up 35.9%.

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

Mines Management

(

MGN

) is one of the companies that pushed the Metals & Mining industry higher today. Mines Management was up $0.14 (35.9%) to $0.53 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 127,548 shares of Mines Management exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 30,600 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $0.36-$0.60 after having opened the day at $0.38 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $0.39.

Mines Management has a market cap of $11.3 million and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 17.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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At the close,

Timberline Resources

(

TLR

) was up $0.01 (2.0%) to $0.50 on average volume. Throughout the day, 12,445 shares of Timberline Resources exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 13,900 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $0.48-$0.52 after having opened the day at $0.49 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $0.49.

Timberline Resources has a market cap of $5.9 million and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 16.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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Alderon Iron Ore

(

AXX

) was another company that pushed the Metals & Mining industry higher today. Alderon Iron Ore was up $0.00 (3.3%) to $0.15 on light volume. Throughout the day, 4,200 shares of Alderon Iron Ore exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7,800 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $0.14-$0.15 after having opened the day at $0.14 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $0.14.

Alderon Iron Ore has a market cap of $18.5 million and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 57.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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.