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 87 points (-0.6%) at 14,874 as of Thursday, June 6, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,317 issues advancing vs. 1,603 declining with 125 unchanged. The Basic Materials sector currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.38. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Southwestern Energy Company ( SWN), down 2.55, Devon Energy ( DVN), down 2.85, Chevron ( CVX), down 1.70, Monsanto Company ( MON), down 1.18 and Praxair ( PX), down 0.72. Top gainers within the sector include Weatherford International ( WFT), up 3.0%, Kinder Morgan ( KMI), up 2.2%, Marathon Petroleum ( MPC), up 2.1%, Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold ( FCX), up 1.6% and Goldcorp ( GG), up 0.8%. TheStreet Ratings group would like to highlight 4 stocks pushing the sector lower today: 4. Energy Transfer Equity ( ETE) is one of the companies pushing the Basic Materials sector lower today. As of noon trading, Energy Transfer Equity is down $0.90 (-1.6%) to $56.61 on light volume Thus far, 184,679 shares of Energy Transfer Equity exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 845,900 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $56.37-$57.38 after having opened the day at $57.24 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $57.51. Energy Transfer Equity, L.P., through its subsidiaries, provides diversified energy-related services in the United States. The company sells natural gas to electric utilities, independent power plants, local distribution companies, industrial end-users, and other marketing companies. Energy Transfer Equity has a market cap of $16.3 billion and is part of the energy industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 81.9, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 26.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Energy Transfer Equity a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates Energy Transfer Equity as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Energy Transfer Equity Ratings Report now. STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12-months. Learn more.