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 83 points (0.5%) at 16,304 as of Monday, Dec. 23, 2013, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,307 issues advancing vs. 673 declining with 118 unchanged. The Basic Materials sector currently sits up 0.9% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.6%. Top gainers within the sector include Regency Energy Partners ( RGP), up 10.8%, Energy Transfer Equity ( ETE), up 3.0%, Energy Transfer Partners L.P ( ETP), up 2.7%, Williams Companies ( WMB), up 2.4% and Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan ( POT), up 2.1%. TheStreet would like to highlight 4 stocks pushing the sector lower today: 4. Sherwin-Williams Company ( SHW) is one of the companies pushing the Basic Materials sector lower today. As of noon trading, Sherwin-Williams Company is down $2.00 (-1.1%) to $180.15 on average volume. Thus far, 348,497 shares of Sherwin-Williams Company exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 667,100 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $177.32-$182.18 after having opened the day at $180.90 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $182.15. The Sherwin-Williams Company engages in the development, manufacture, distribution, and sale of paints, coatings, and related products to professional, industrial, commercial, and retail customers primarily in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and the Caribbean region. Sherwin-Williams Company has a market cap of $18.3 billion and is part of the chemicals industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 26.6, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 17.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Sherwin-Williams Company a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates Sherwin-Williams Company as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and growth in earnings per share. 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 Sherwin-Williams Company 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.