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 60 points (0.4%) at 16,603 as of Friday, May 23, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,002 issues advancing vs. 938 declining with 179 unchanged. The Metals & Mining industry currently sits up 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.3%. TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the industry lower today: 3. Gerdau ( GGB) is one of the companies pushing the Metals & Mining industry lower today. As of noon trading, Gerdau is down $0.11 (-1.8%) to $6.07 on average volume. Thus far, 2.8 million shares of Gerdau exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $6.05-$6.20 after having opened the day at $6.19 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $6.18. Gerdau S.A. produces and commercializes steel products worldwide. Gerdau has a market cap of $10.5 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 21.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Gerdau a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates Gerdau as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, attractive valuation levels and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including weak operating cash flow and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full Gerdau 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.