3 Metals & Mining Stocks Nudging The Industry Higher

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All three major indices traded up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 55 points (0.3%) at 16,707 as of Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, 3:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,989 issues advancing vs. 996 declining with 174 unchanged.

The Metals & Mining industry as a whole closed the day down 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which was up 0.4%. Top gainers within the Metals & Mining industry included Timberline Resources ( TLR), up 5.8%, Pacific Booker Minerals ( PBM), up 1.8%, Oxford Resource Partners ( OXF), up 5.9%, Quest Rare Minerals ( QRM), up 4.2% and Vista Gold ( VGZ), up 1.7%.

TheStreet Ratings Group would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the industry higher today:

Quest Rare Minerals ( QRM) is one of the companies that pushed the Metals & Mining industry higher today. Quest Rare Minerals was up $0.01 (4.2%) to $0.21 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 562,070 shares of Quest Rare Minerals exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 308,300 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $0.20-$0.22 after having opened the day at $0.21 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $0.20.

Quest Rare Minerals has a market cap of $13.6 million and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 56.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

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