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 18 points (-0.1%) at 15,776 as of Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,409 issues advancing vs. 1,532 declining with 144 unchanged. The Basic Materials sector currently sits up 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. Top gainers within the sector include Agnico Eagle Mines ( AEM), up 5.4%, Silver Wheaton Corporation ( SLW), up 3.6%, Newmont Mining Corporation ( NEM), up 2.9%, Goldcorp ( GG), up 2.6% and Barrick Gold Corporation ( ABX), up 2.2%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Boardwalk Pipeline Partners ( BWP), down 38.9%, ArcelorMittal ( MT), down 4.9%, Companhia Siderurgica Nacional ( SID), down 4.6%, YPF Sociedad Anonima ( YPF), down 4.1% and Gerdau ( GGB), down 3.1%. TheStreet would like to highlight 4 stocks pushing the sector higher today: 4. Imperial Oil ( IMO) is one of the companies pushing the Basic Materials sector higher today. As of noon trading, Imperial Oil is up $0.33 (0.8%) to $41.87 on average volume. Thus far, 86,727 shares of Imperial Oil exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 200,900 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $41.32-$41.87 after having opened the day at $41.64 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $41.54. Imperial Oil Ltd. engages in the exploration, production, and sale of crude oil and natural gas in Canada. The company operates through three segments: Upstream, Downstream, and Chemical. Imperial Oil has a market cap of $35.3 billion and is part of the energy industry. Shares are down 5.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are no analysts who rate Imperial Oil a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates Imperial Oil as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat weak growth in earnings per share. Get the full Imperial Oil 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.