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 One out of the three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 3 points (0.0%) at 14,544 as of Monday, April 22, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,423 issues advancing vs. 1,490 declining with 125 unchanged. The Basic Materials sector currently sits up 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.3%. Top gainers within the sector include Halliburton Company ( HAL), up 4.6%, Randgold Resources ( GOLD), up 4.0%, Marathon Petroleum ( MPC), up 1.9%, LyondellBasell Industries ( LYB), up 1.8% and Goldcorp ( GG), up 1.8%. A company within the sector that fell today was Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold ( FCX), up 0.85. TheStreet Ratings group would like to highlight 5 stocks pushing the sector higher today: 5. Anadarko Petroleum ( APC) is one of the companies pushing the Basic Materials sector higher today. As of noon trading, Anadarko Petroleum is up $0.66 (0.83) to $80.65 on light volume Thus far, 1.2 million shares of Anadarko Petroleum exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $79.25-$80.74 after having opened the day at $80.27 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $79.99. Anadarko Petroleum Corporation engages in the exploration, development, production, and marketing of natural gas, crude oil, condensate, and natural gas liquids (NGLs) in the United States and internationally. Anadarko Petroleum has a market cap of $41.0 billion and is part of the energy industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.0, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 7.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. TheStreet Ratings rates Anadarko Petroleum as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, increase in stock price during the past year, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins and impressive record of earnings per share growth. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full Anadarko Petroleum 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.