One out of the three major indices are trading up today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading up 28 points (0.2%) at 17,783 as of Friday, Oct. 30, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,543 issues advancing vs. 1,349 declining with 225 unchanged.

The Chemicals industry currently sits down 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is unchanged. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include

Potash Corp of Saskatchewan

(

POT

), down 2.9%, and

Monsanto

(

MON

), down 0.5%.

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

3.

Eastman Chemical

(

EMN

) is one of the companies pushing the Chemicals industry lower today. As of noon trading, Eastman Chemical is down $2.19 (-3.0%) to $71.52 on average volume. Thus far, 811,044 shares of Eastman Chemical exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $71.02-$72.86 after having opened the day at $72.50 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $73.71.

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Eastman Chemical Company, a specialty chemical company, manufactures and sells materials, chemicals, and fibers in the United States and internationally. Eastman Chemical has a market cap of $10.7 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 2.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Eastman Chemical a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Eastman Chemical

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations, increase in net income and growth in earnings per share. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full

Eastman Chemical Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

Mosaic

(

MOS

TST Recommends

) is down $0.83 (-2.4%) to $33.83 on average volume. Thus far, 2.1 million shares of Mosaic exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $33.51-$34.75 after having opened the day at $34.72 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $34.66.

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The Mosaic Company produces and markets concentrated phosphate and potash crop nutrients for the agricultural industry worldwide. It operates through two segments, Phosphates and Potash. The Phosphates segment owns and operates mines in Florida. Mosaic has a market cap of $11.6 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 24.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Mosaic a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Mosaic

as a

sell

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

Mosaic Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

Praxair

(

PX

) is down $0.74 (-0.7%) to $112.01 on average volume. Thus far, 1.0 million shares of Praxair exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $111.60-$114.49 after having opened the day at $114.49 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $112.75.

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Praxair, Inc. produces, sells, and distributes atmospheric, process, and specialty gases, as well as surface coatings in North America, Europe, South America, and Asia. Praxair has a market cap of $31.3 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 13.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Praxair a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Praxair

as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its expanding profit margins and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, generally higher debt management risk and weak operating cash flow. Get the full

Praxair 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 chemicals industry could consider

Materials Select Sector SPDR

(

XLB

) while those bearish on the chemicals industry could consider

ProShares Short Basic Materials Fd

(

SBM

).