All three major indices are trading down today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading down 4 points (0.0%) at 18,344 as of Wednesday, July 13, 2016, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,211 issues advancing vs. 1,725 declining with 124 unchanged.

The Chemicals industry currently sits down 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.2%.

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

3.

RPM International

(

RPM

) is one of the companies pushing the Chemicals industry lower today. As of noon trading, RPM International is down $0.75 (-1.4%) to $51.67 on average volume. Thus far, 317,247 shares of RPM International exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 621,600 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $51.52-$52.27 after having opened the day at $52.11 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $52.42.

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RPM International Inc. manufactures, markets, and sells specialty chemical products for industrial and consumer markets in the United States and internationally. RPM International has a market cap of $6.8 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 4 analysts that rate RPM International a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

RPM International

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels, compelling growth in net income, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. 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

RPM International Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

Williams Partners

(

WPZ

) is down $0.27 (-0.8%) to $35.70 on light volume. Thus far, 606,971 shares of Williams Partners exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $35.48-$36.52 after having opened the day at $36.07 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $35.97.

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Williams Partners L.P. operates as an energy infrastructure company. It operates through Central, Northeast G&P, Atlantic-Gulf, West, and NGL & Petchem Services segments. Williams Partners has a market cap of $21.6 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 29.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Williams Partners a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Williams Partners

as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and growth in earnings per share. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, generally higher debt management risk and disappointing return on equity. Get the full

Williams Partners Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

LyondellBasell Industries

(

LYB

) is down $0.97 (-1.2%) to $76.49 on light volume. Thus far, 1.2 million shares of LyondellBasell Industries exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $76.15-$77.85 after having opened the day at $77.52 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $77.46.

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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 $32.7 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 10.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate LyondellBasell Industries a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 7 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 and attractive valuation levels. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. 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

).