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All three major indices are trading down today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading down 355 points (-2.0%) at 17,323 as of Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, 12:00 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,116 issues advancing vs. 1,852 declining with 163 unchanged.

The Metals & Mining industry currently sits up 0.8% versus the S&P 500, which is down 1.4%. Top gainers within the industry include

Anglogold Ashanti

(

AU

), up 4.8%,

Yamana Gold

(

AUY

), up 3.8%,

Franco-Nevada

(

FNV

), up 3.8%,

Goldcorp

(

GG

), up 3.2% and

Turquoise Hill Resources

(

TRQ

), up 2.7%.

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

3.

Silver Wheaton

(

SLW

) is one of the companies pushing the Metals & Mining industry higher today. As of noon trading, Silver Wheaton is up $0.45 (1.9%) to $23.92 on light volume. Thus far, 2.1 million shares of Silver Wheaton exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $23.46-$24.00 after having opened the day at $23.57 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $23.47.

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Silver Wheaton Corp. operates as a precious metals streaming company worldwide. The company has 20 long-term purchase agreements and 1 early deposit long-term purchase agreement associated with silver and/or gold relating to 24 different mining assets. Silver Wheaton has a market cap of $8.4 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 15.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 10 analysts who rate Silver Wheaton a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Silver Wheaton

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, good cash flow from operations and increase in stock price during the past year. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including feeble growth in the company's earnings per share, deteriorating net income and premium valuation. Get the full

Silver Wheaton Ratings Report

TheStreet Recommends

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

Barrick Gold

(

ABX

) is up $0.50 (3.9%) to $13.19 on average volume. Thus far, 12.0 million shares of Barrick Gold exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 19.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $12.84-$13.25 after having opened the day at $12.88 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $12.69.

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Barrick Gold Corporation produces and sells gold and copper. It is also involved in exploration and mine development activities. Barrick Gold has a market cap of $14.5 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 18.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there is 1 analyst who rates Barrick Gold a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 14 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Barrick Gold

as a

sell

. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its unimpressive growth in net income, weak operating cash flow, generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself and feeble growth in its earnings per share. Get the full

Barrick Gold Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

Newmont Mining

(

NEM

) is up $0.67 (2.7%) to $25.16 on average volume. Thus far, 5.1 million shares of Newmont Mining exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 10.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $24.53-$25.20 after having opened the day at $24.66 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $24.49.

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Newmont Mining Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, acquires, explores for, and produces gold, copper, and silver deposits. The company's assets or operations are located in the United States, Australia, Peru, Indonesia, Ghana, New Zealand, Mexico, and Suriname. Newmont Mining has a market cap of $12.0 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 29.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 2 analysts who rate Newmont Mining a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 12 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Newmont Mining

as a

sell

. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its unimpressive growth in net income, poor profit margins, weak operating cash flow, generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself and feeble growth in its earnings per share. Get the full

Newmont Mining 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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