All three major indices are trading down today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading down 67 points (-0.4%) at 18,405 as of Thursday, July 28, 2016, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,296 issues advancing vs. 1,538 declining with 200 unchanged.

The Chemicals industry currently sits up 1.3% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.2%. Top gainers within the industry include

Celanese

(

CE

), up 1.5%, and

Sherwin-Williams

(

SHW

), up 1.2%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include

Potash Corp of Saskatchewan

(

POT

), down 7.0%,

Israel Chemicals

(

ICL

), down 4.8% and

Mosaic

(

MOS

), down 4.8%.

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

3.

NewMarket

(

NEU

) is one of the companies pushing the Chemicals industry higher today. As of noon trading, NewMarket is up $12.55 (3.0%) to $431.79 on average volume. Thus far, 21,442 shares of NewMarket exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 32,200 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $415.02-$432.02 after having opened the day at $423.40 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $419.24.

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NewMarket Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in the petroleum additives businesses. NewMarket has a market cap of $5.0 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 10.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there is 1 analyst who rates NewMarket a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

NewMarket

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and growth in earnings per share. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full

NewMarket Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

Cabot

(

CBT

) is up $3.15 (6.5%) to $51.62 on heavy volume. Thus far, 543,922 shares of Cabot exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 325,300 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $48.53-$52.53 after having opened the day at $48.53 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $48.47.

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Cabot Corporation operates as a specialty chemicals and performance materials company. Cabot has a market cap of $3.0 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 18.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 3 analysts who rate Cabot a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Cabot

as a

hold

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

Cabot Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

RPM International

(

RPM

) is up $2.72 (5.3%) to $53.80 on heavy volume. Thus far, 840,028 shares of RPM International exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 557,500 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $52.25-$55.20 after having opened the day at $52.38 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $51.08.

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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 15.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 4 analysts who 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, solid stock price performance, reasonable valuation levels, compelling growth in net income and good cash flow from operations. 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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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

).