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

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading up 13 points (0.1%) at 18,222 as of Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, 12:00 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,791 issues advancing vs. 1,158 declining with 171 unchanged.

The Metals & Mining industry currently sits up 0.8% versus the S&P 500, which is unchanged. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include

Alcoa

(

AA

), down 2.5%, and

Vale

(

VALE

), down 0.6%. Top gainers within the industry include

Eldorado Gold

(

EGO

), up 5.1%,

Royal Gold

(

RGLD

), up 2.2%,

Turquoise Hill Resources

(

TRQ

), up 1.8%,

Franco-Nevada

(

FNV

), up 1.9% and

POSCO

(

PKX

), up 1.8%.

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 $0.09 (-0.8%) to $10.98 on average volume. Thus far, 4.6 million shares of ArcelorMittal exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $10.88-$10.99 after having opened the day at $10.94 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $11.07.

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ArcelorMittal, Societe Anonyme, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an integrated steel and mining company worldwide. The company operates in six segments: Flat Carbon Americas; Flat Carbon Europe; Long Carbon Americas and Europe; AACIS; Distribution Solutions; and Mining. ArcelorMittal has a market cap of $18.1 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 0.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate ArcelorMittal a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

ArcelorMittal

as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including poor profit margins, weak operating cash flow and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full

ArcelorMittal Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

US Silica Holdings

(

SLCA

) is down $1.64 (-5.4%) to $28.94 on heavy volume. Thus far, 2.8 million shares of US Silica Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $28.01-$30.08 after having opened the day at $28.32 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $30.58.

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U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc. produces and sells commercial silica in the United States. The company operates in two segments, Oil & Gas Proppants, and Industrial & Specialty Products. US Silica Holdings has a market cap of $1.7 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 19.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate US Silica Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

US Silica Holdings

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations, compelling growth in net income and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full

US Silica Holdings Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

Nucor

(

NUE

) is down $0.59 (-1.2%) to $48.06 on light volume. Thus far, 460,306 shares of Nucor exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $47.91-$48.67 after having opened the day at $48.64 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $48.65.

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Nucor Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells steel and steel products in North America and internationally. It operates through three segments: Steel Mills, Steel Products, and Raw Materials. Nucor has a market cap of $15.3 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 0.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Nucor a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Nucor

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, revenue growth, good cash flow from operations and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. 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

).

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