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 up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 54 points (0.3%) at 16,185 as of Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,812 issues advancing vs. 1,117 declining with 162 unchanged. The Metals & Mining industry currently sits down 0.7% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.1%. A company within the industry that fell today was Tenaris ( TS), up 5.9%. A company within the industry that increased today was Companhia Siderurgica Nacional ( SID), up 4.2%. TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the industry lower today: 3. Southern Copper Corporation ( SCCO) is one of the companies pushing the Metals & Mining industry lower today. As of noon trading, Southern Copper Corporation is down $0.29 (-0.9%) to $31.94 on light volume. Thus far, 562,945 shares of Southern Copper Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $31.82-$32.14 after having opened the day at $32.06 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $32.23. Southern Copper Corporation engages in mining, exploring, producing, smelting, and refining copper and other minerals in Peru, Mexico, and Chile. Southern Copper Corporation has a market cap of $27.1 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 12.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Southern Copper Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates Southern Copper Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat weak growth in earnings per share. Get the full Southern Copper Corporation 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.