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 up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 23 points (-0.2%) at 15,311 as of Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,760 issues advancing vs. 1,167 declining with 109 unchanged. The Basic Materials sector currently sits up 0.8% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.1%. Top gainers within the sector include Anglogold Ashanti ( AU), up 6.0%, Cheniere Energy ( LNG), up 4.9%, Talisman Energy ( TLM), up 3.8%, Yamana Gold ( AUY), up 3.7% and CF Industries Holdings ( CF), up 3.4%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation ( COG), down 2.7%, POSCO ( PKX), down 1.0%, Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras ( PBR.A), down 0.9%, Cenovus Energy ( CVE), down 0.9% and EOG Resources ( EOG), down 0.7%. TheStreet would like to highlight 5 stocks pushing the sector higher today: 5. Continental Resources ( CLR) is one of the companies pushing the Basic Materials sector higher today. As of noon trading, Continental Resources is up $1.74 (1.6%) to $107.35 on average volume. Thus far, 740,326 shares of Continental Resources exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $105.82-$108.19 after having opened the day at $105.82 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $105.61. Continental Resources, Inc. engages in the exploration, development, and production of crude oil and natural gas properties in the north, south, and east regions of the United States. Continental Resources has a market cap of $19.1 billion and is part of the energy industry. Shares are up 39.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 14 analysts that rate Continental Resources a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates Continental Resources as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full Continental Resources 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.