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 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. STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12 months. Learn more.