Editor's Note: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 52 points (-0.4%) at 14,567 as of Thursday, April 18, 2013, 12:45 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,288 issues advancing vs. 1,600 declining with 135 unchanged. The Chemicals industry currently sits down 0.15 versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.48. TheStreet Ratings group would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the industry lower today: 3. Albemarle ( ALB) is one of the companies pushing the Chemicals industry lower today. As of noon trading, Albemarle is down $2.44 (-4.0%) to $57.80 on heavy volume Thus far, 1.1 million shares of Albemarle exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 733,300 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $57.01-$58.99 after having opened the day at $58.50 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $60.24. Albemarle Corporation develops, manufactures, and markets engineered specialty chemicals. Albemarle has a market cap of $5.5 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.8, equal to the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 0.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. TheStreet Ratings rates Albemarle as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and reasonable valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Albemarle Ratings Report now. Exclusive Offer: Jim Cramer's 'go-to' small/mid-cap guru Bryan Ashenberg only buys stocks he thinks could return 50-100%. See his top picks for 14-days FREE.