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 202 points (-1.2%) at 16,120 as of Monday, March 3, 2014, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 729 issues advancing vs. 2,228 declining with 140 unchanged. The Basic Materials sector currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is down 1.0%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Companhia Siderurgica Nacional ( SID), down 7.6%, BP ( BP), down 2.3%, Tenaris ( TS), down 2.3%, Schlumberger ( SLB), down 2.1% and Total ( TOT), down 1.9%. Top gainers within the sector include Randgold Resources ( GOLD), up 4.8%, Statoil ASA ( STO), up 2.3%, Canadian Natural Resources ( CNQ), up 1.0%, Monsanto Company ( MON), up 0.9% and EOG Resources ( EOG), up 0.9%. TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the sector lower today: 3. E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company ( DD) is one of the companies pushing the Basic Materials sector lower today. As of noon trading, E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company is down $1.01 (-1.5%) to $65.61 on average volume. Thus far, 1.8 million shares of E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $65.41-$66.56 after having opened the day at $65.78 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $66.62. E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company operates as a science and technology based company worldwide. Its Agriculture segment provides corn hybrid, soybean, canola, sunflower, sorghum, inoculants, wheat, and rice seed products under the Pioneer brand; and herbicides, fungicides, and insecticides. E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company has a market cap of $61.2 billion and is part of the chemicals industry. Shares are up 2.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, revenue growth, solid stock price performance, 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 disappointing return on equity. Get the full E.I. du Pont de Nemours & 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.