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. All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 70 points (0.5%) at 14,846 as of Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013, 12:45 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,865 issues advancing vs. 1,062 declining with 104 unchanged. The Chemicals industry currently sits up 0.6% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.6%. A company within the industry that increased today was Sherwin-Williams Company ( SHW), up 1.2%. TheStreet would like to highlight 4 stocks pushing the industry higher today: 4. Braskem ( BAK) is one of the companies pushing the Chemicals industry higher today. As of noon trading, Braskem is up $0.32 (2.2%) to $14.79 on light volume. Thus far, 55,610 shares of Braskem exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 276,800 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $14.29-$14.84 after having opened the day at $14.53 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $14.47. 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 $5.9 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 8.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. 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 sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its generally high debt management risk and poor profit margins. 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.