All three major indices are trading down today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading down 192 points (-1.2%) at 16,087 as of Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 732 issues advancing vs. 2,239 declining with 161 unchanged.

The Metals & Mining industry currently sits up 1.7% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.8%. Top gainers within the industry include

Worthington Industries

(

WOR

), up 12.9%,

Eldorado Gold

(

EGO

), up 8.3%,

Gerdau

(

GGB

), up 6.6%,

Silver Wheaton

(

SLW

), up 6.1% and

Anglogold Ashanti

(

AU

), up 6.0%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include

Freeport-McMoRan

(

FCX

), down 3.1%, and

Turquoise Hill Resources

(

TRQ

), down 2.2%.

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

3.

Barrick Gold

(

ABX

) is one of the companies pushing the Metals & Mining industry higher today. As of noon trading, Barrick Gold is up $0.46 (7.7%) to $6.40 on heavy volume. Thus far, 21.0 million shares of Barrick Gold exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 21.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $6.02-$6.43 after having opened the day at $6.08 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $5.94.

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Barrick Gold Corporation produces and sells gold and copper. The company is also involved in exploration and mine development activities. Barrick Gold has a market cap of $7.1 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 44.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 5 analysts who rate Barrick Gold a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Barrick Gold

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 and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself. Get the full

Barrick Gold Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

Goldcorp

(

GG

) is up $0.76 (6.0%) to $13.32 on average volume. Thus far, 6.6 million shares of Goldcorp exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 10.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $12.78-$13.46 after having opened the day at $12.90 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $12.56.

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Goldcorp Inc. engages in the acquisition, exploration, development, and operation of precious metal properties in Canada, the United States, Mexico, and Central and South America. The company primarily explores for gold, silver, copper, lead, and zinc deposits. Goldcorp has a market cap of $10.5 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 32.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 14 analysts who rate Goldcorp a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Goldcorp

as a

sell

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

Goldcorp Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

Newmont Mining

(

NEM

) is up $0.88 (5.7%) to $16.43 on average volume. Thus far, 5.6 million shares of Newmont Mining exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 8.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $15.62-$16.48 after having opened the day at $15.84 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $15.55.

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Newmont Mining Corporation operates in the mining industry. It primarily acquires, develops, explores for, and produces gold, copper, and silver deposits. The company's operations and/or assets are located in the United States, Australia, Peru, Indonesia, Ghana, and New Zealand. Newmont Mining has a market cap of $8.2 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.9, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 24.4. Shares are down 17.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 4 analysts who rate Newmont Mining a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Newmont Mining

as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the stock has had a generally disappointing performance in the past year. Get the full

Newmont Mining 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

).