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 21 points (0.1%) at 16,093 as of Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013, 11:45 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,560 issues advancing vs. 1,331 declining with 131 unchanged. The Chemicals industry currently sits up 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.1%. A company within the industry that increased today was LyondellBasell Industries ( LYB), up 1.0%. A company within the industry that fell today was Sherwin-Williams Company ( SHW), up 0.6%. TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the industry higher today: 3. Westlake Chemical Corporation ( WLK) is one of the companies pushing the Chemicals industry higher today. As of noon trading, Westlake Chemical Corporation is up $1.22 (1.1%) to $113.94 on light volume. Thus far, 80,967 shares of Westlake Chemical Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 361,600 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $112.64-$114.11 after having opened the day at $112.84 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $112.72. Westlake Chemical Corporation manufactures and markets basic chemicals, vinyls, polymers, and fabricated building products. It operates in two segments, Olefins and Vinyls. Westlake Chemical Corporation has a market cap of $7.7 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.5, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 45.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Westlake Chemical Corporation a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates Westlake Chemical Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Westlake Chemical Corporation 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.
Global growth and lower costs position this manufacturer and supplier of fabricated building products, petrochemicals and polymers for steady double-digit capital appreciation in a perilous investment climate.