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 lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 57 points (-0.3%) at 16,357 as of Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,698 issues advancing vs. 1,213 declining with 185 unchanged. The Basic Materials sector currently sits up 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Penn West Petroleum ( PWE), down 8.4%, Eastman Chemical Company ( EMN), down 2.7%, Newmont Mining Corporation ( NEM), down 2.4%, Teck Resources ( TCK), down 2.3% and Barrick Gold Corporation ( ABX), down 2.2%. Top gainers within the sector include Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation ( COG), up 2.5%, Anadarko Petroleum ( APC), up 2.4%, Chesapeake Energy ( CHK), up 2.1%, Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras ( PBR), up 1.6% and Vale ( VALE), up 1.3%. TheStreet would like to highlight 5 stocks pushing the sector lower today: 5. PPG Industries ( PPG) is one of the companies pushing the Basic Materials sector lower today. As of noon trading, PPG Industries is down $2.49 (-1.3%) to $187.51 on average volume. Thus far, 311,194 shares of PPG Industries exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 783,800 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $187.35-$190.69 after having opened the day at $190.42 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $190.00. PPG Industries, Inc. operates as a coatings and specialty products company. PPG Industries has a market cap of $26.9 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 0.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate PPG Industries a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates PPG Industries as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, revenue growth, expanding profit margins, increase in net income and solid stock price performance. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full PPG Industries 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.