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 up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 159 points (1.1%) at 15,200 as of Friday, June 7, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,044 issues advancing vs. 871 declining with 122 unchanged. The Basic Materials sector currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is up 1.0%. Top gainers within the sector include Southwestern Energy Company ( SWN), up 2.9%, Continental Resources ( CLR), up 2.7%, Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation ( COG), up 2.8%, Monsanto Company ( MON), up 2.5% and PPG Industries ( PPG), up 2.4%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Goldcorp ( GG), down 4.05, Barrick Gold Corporation ( ABX), down 3.75, Newmont Mining Corporation ( NEM), down 2.23, Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras ( PBR.A), down 2.07 and LyondellBasell Industries ( LYB), down 1.97. TheStreet Ratings group would like to highlight 5 stocks pushing the sector higher today: 5. E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company ( DD) is one of the companies pushing the Basic Materials sector higher today. As of noon trading, E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company is up $0.62 (1.13) to $55.41 on light volume Thus far, 2.0 million shares of E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $54.93-$55.72 after having opened the day at $55.18 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $54.79. E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company operates as a science and technology based company worldwide. Its Agriculture segment provides corn hybrid, soybean, canola, sunflower, sorghum, inoculants, wheat, and rice seed products under the Pioneer brand; and herbicides, fungicides, and insecticides. E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company has a market cap of $50.3 billion and is part of the chemicals industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.5, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 21.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, compelling growth in net income, expanding profit margins and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company Ratings Report now. 3x UPSIDE POTENTIAL: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12-months. Learn more.