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 7 points (0.0%) at 16,563 as of Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,349 issues advancing vs. 1,605 declining with 179 unchanged. The Basic Materials sector currently sits down 0.5% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Kinder Morgan Energy Partners ( KMP), down 2.3%, Statoil ASA ( STO), down 2.2%, Kinder Morgan ( KMI), down 2.0%, Devon Energy ( DVN), down 1.7% and Continental Resources ( CLR), down 1.7%. TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the sector lower today: 3. EOG Resources ( EOG) is one of the companies pushing the Basic Materials sector lower today. As of noon trading, EOG Resources is down $1.58 (-1.5%) to $106.72 on average volume. Thus far, 1.4 million shares of EOG Resources exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $106.64-$108.49 after having opened the day at $107.89 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $108.30. EOG Resources, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, explores for, develops, produces, and markets crude oil and natural gas. EOG Resources has a market cap of $59.0 billion and is part of the energy industry. Shares are up 29.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 22 analysts that rate EOG Resources a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates EOG Resources as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance and increase in net income. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full EOG Resources 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.