Two 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. Top gainers within the industry include

Sherwin-Williams

(

SHW

), up 3.6%, and

Air Products & Chemicals

(

APD

), up 1.7%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include

Potash Corp of Saskatchewan

(

POT

), down 2.9%, and

Monsanto

(

MON

), down 0.7%.

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

3.

LyondellBasell Industries

(

LYB

) is one of the companies pushing the Chemicals industry higher today. As of noon trading, LyondellBasell Industries is up $0.90 (1.0%) to $92.90 on average volume. Thus far, 3.2 million shares of LyondellBasell Industries exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $91.63-$92.99 after having opened the day at $92.28 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $92.00.

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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 $40.6 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 15.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 7 analysts who rate LyondellBasell Industries a buy, no analysts rate 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, 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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2. As of noon trading,

E I du Pont de Nemours & Company

(

DD

) is up $0.49 (0.8%) to $63.83 on light volume. Thus far, 2.3 million shares of E I du Pont de Nemours & Company exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $63.34-$64.17 after having opened the day at $63.48 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $63.34.

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E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company operates as a science and technology based company worldwide. The company's Agriculture segment offers corn hybrid, soybean, canola, sunflower, sorghum, inoculants, seed products, wheat, rice, herbicides, fungicides, and insecticides. E I du Pont de Nemours & Company has a market cap of $56.1 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 14.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 6 analysts who rate E I du Pont de Nemours & Company a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

E I du Pont de Nemours & Company

as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, reasonable valuation levels and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, weak operating cash flow and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full

E I du Pont de Nemours & Company Ratings Report

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1. As of noon trading,

Dow Chemical

(

DOW

) is up $0.89 (1.8%) to $51.79 on average volume. Thus far, 6.0 million shares of Dow Chemical exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 14.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $50.70-$51.88 after having opened the day at $51.13 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $50.90.

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The Dow Chemical Company manufactures and supplies products that are used primarily as raw materials in the manufacture of customer products and services worldwide. Dow Chemical has a market cap of $58.7 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 11.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 7 analysts who rate Dow Chemical a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Dow Chemical

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, attractive valuation levels, notable return on equity and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full

Dow Chemical 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

).