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

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading down 36 points (-0.2%) at 15,908 as of Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,930 issues advancing vs. 1,011 declining with 153 unchanged.

The Chemicals industry currently sits up 0.7% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.1%. A company within the industry that increased today was

Williams Partners

(

WPZ

), up 4.5%.

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

3.

Eastman Chemical

(

EMN

) is one of the companies pushing the Chemicals industry higher today. As of noon trading, Eastman Chemical is up $0.87 (1.4%) to $62.86 on light volume. Thus far, 390,723 shares of Eastman Chemical exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $62.47-$63.70 after having opened the day at $63.34 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $61.99.

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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 $9.3 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 7.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 8 analysts who rate Eastman Chemical a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Eastman Chemical

as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, attractive valuation levels and increase in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk, weak operating cash flow and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full

Eastman Chemical Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

Air Products & Chemicals

(

APD

) is up $0.92 (0.8%) to $118.99 on light volume. Thus far, 357,245 shares of Air Products & Chemicals exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $118.37-$120.10 after having opened the day at $119.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $118.07.

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Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. provides atmospheric gases, process and specialty gases, electronics and performance materials, equipment, and services worldwide. Air Products & Chemicals has a market cap of $25.5 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 9.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 6 analysts who rate Air Products & Chemicals a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Air Products & Chemicals

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, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full

Air Products & Chemicals Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

LyondellBasell Industries

(

LYB

) is up $1.24 (1.6%) to $77.95 on light volume. Thus far, 1.1 million shares of LyondellBasell Industries exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $77.30-$80.19 after having opened the day at $78.75 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $76.71.

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LyondellBasell Industries N.V. operates as a manufacturer of chemicals and polymers, refiner of crude oil, producer of gasoline blending components, and developer and licensor of technologies for production of polymers. LyondellBasell Industries has a market cap of $34.9 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 10.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 6 analysts who rate LyondellBasell Industries a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

LyondellBasell Industries

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity, attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations, growth in earnings per share and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full

LyondellBasell Industries 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

).