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 105 points (0.6%) at 16,554 as of Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,226 issues advancing vs. 749 declining with 155 unchanged. The Basic Materials sector currently sits up 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.6%. Top gainers within the sector include Celanese Corporation ( CE), up 4.2%, China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation ( SNP), up 3.3%, Magellan Midstream Partners L.P ( MMP), up 2.3%, Sherwin-Williams Company ( SHW), up 2.1% and Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold ( FCX), up 1.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Continental Resources ( CLR), down 1.1%, Statoil ASA ( STO), down 1.1% and Ecopetrol S.A ( EC), down 0.8%. TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the sector higher today: 3. Barrick Gold Corporation ( ABX) is one of the companies pushing the Basic Materials sector higher today. As of noon trading, Barrick Gold Corporation is up $0.30 (1.7%) to $17.58 on heavy volume. Thus far, 11.6 million shares of Barrick Gold Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 12.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $17.36-$17.60 after having opened the day at $17.52 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $17.28. Barrick Gold Corporation produces and sells gold and copper. It is also involved in exploration and mine development activities. Barrick Gold Corporation has a market cap of $20.9 billion and is part of the metals & mining industry. Shares are down 2.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 2 analysts who rate Barrick Gold Corporation a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 15 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates Barrick Gold Corporation as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its disappointing return on equity, weak operating cash flow and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself. Get the full Barrick Gold Corporation 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.