Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading down 13 points (-0.1%) at 18,461 as of Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,210 issues advancing vs. 1,692 declining with 152 unchanged.

The Metals & Mining industry currently sits up 0.5% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.3%. Top gainers within the industry include

Buenaventura Mining

(

BVN

), up 3.7%,

Gerdau

(

GGB

), up 3.1%,

Gold Fields

(

GFI

), up 2.6% and

Companhia Siderurgica Nacional

(

SID

), up 2.4%.

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

3.

ArcelorMittal

(

MT

) is one of the companies pushing the Metals & Mining industry lower today. As of noon trading, ArcelorMittal is down $0.14 (-2.2%) to $5.94 on heavy volume. Thus far, 17.2 million shares of ArcelorMittal exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 15.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $5.90-$6.17 after having opened the day at $6.13 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $6.08.

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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 44.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 3 analysts that 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

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2. As of noon trading,

Steel Dynamics

(

STLD

) is down $0.39 (-1.4%) to $26.73 on average volume. Thus far, 1.4 million shares of Steel Dynamics exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $26.67-$27.44 after having opened the day at $27.30 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $27.12.

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Steel Dynamics, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells steel products; processes and sells recycled ferrous and nonferrous metals; and fabricates and sells steel joist and deck products in the United States and internationally. Steel Dynamics has a market cap of $6.4 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 51.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Steel Dynamics a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Steel Dynamics

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in net income, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, solid stock price performance and growth in earnings per share. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full

Steel Dynamics Ratings Report

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1. As of noon trading,

Nucor

(

NUE

) is down $0.46 (-0.9%) to $53.25 on average volume. Thus far, 1.1 million shares of Nucor exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $53.14-$54.34 after having opened the day at $54.08 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $53.71.

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Nucor Corporation manufactures and sells steel and steel products in the United States and internationally. It operates through three segments: Steel Mills, Steel Products, and Raw Materials. Nucor has a market cap of $16.7 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 33.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Nucor a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Nucor

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, increase in net income, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and growth in earnings per share. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full

Nucor 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

).