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 down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 3 points (0.0%) at 16,165 as of Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,090 issues advancing vs. 1,843 declining with 148 unchanged. The Basic Materials sector currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.2%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation ( SNP), down 3.5%, Seadrill ( SDRL), down 2.3%, PetroChina ( PTR), down 2.0%, Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras ( PBR.A), down 1.9% and Schlumberger ( SLB), down 1.0%. Top gainers within the sector include Nucor ( NUE), up 1.9%, Kinder Morgan ( KMI), up 1.2%, Chevron ( CVX), up 1.0%, Dow Chemical ( DOW), up 1.0% and EOG Resources ( EOG), up 1.0%. TheStreet would like to highlight 5 stocks pushing the sector lower today: 5. Baker Hughes ( BHI) is one of the companies pushing the Basic Materials sector lower today. As of noon trading, Baker Hughes is down $0.76 (-1.4%) to $52.90 on light volume. Thus far, 1.1 million shares of Baker Hughes exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $52.75-$53.65 after having opened the day at $53.65 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $53.66. Baker Hughes Incorporated supplies oilfield services, products, technology, and systems to the oil and natural gas industry worldwide. Baker Hughes has a market cap of $23.3 billion and is part of the energy industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 22.0, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 28.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 17 analysts that rate Baker Hughes a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates Baker Hughes as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, attractive valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Baker Hughes Ratings Report now. STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12-months. Learn more.