Editor's Note: Any reference to TheStreet Ratings and its underlying recommendation does not reflect the opinion of TheStreet, Inc. or any of its contributors including Jim Cramer or Stephanie Link. Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 23 points (-0.1%) at 15,403 as of Monday, Aug. 12, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,506 issues advancing vs. 1,423 declining with 115 unchanged. The Chemicals industry currently sits up 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.2%. A company within the industry that fell today was Dow Chemical ( DOW), up 0.6%. TheStreet would like to highlight 5 stocks pushing the industry higher today: 5. Braskem ( BAK) is one of the companies pushing the Chemicals industry higher today. As of noon trading, Braskem is up $0.28 (1.8%) to $15.83 on heavy volume. Thus far, 243,714 shares of Braskem exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 274,100 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $15.79-$16.08 after having opened the day at $15.99 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $15.55. Braskem S.A., together with its subsidiaries, produces and sells basic petrochemicals and thermoplastic resins in Brazil and internationally. It operates in three segments: Basic Petrochemicals, Polyolefins, and Vinyls. Braskem has a market cap of $6.1 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 16.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Braskem a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates Braskem as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, revenue growth and increase in stock price during the past year. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk, disappointing return on equity and weak operating cash flow. Get the full Braskem 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.