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. The Metals & Mining industry as a whole closed the day down 1.1% versus the S&P 500, which was up 0.3%. Laggards within the Metals & Mining industry included Sutor Technology Group ( SUTR), down 3.0%, Solitario Exploration & Royalty ( XPL), down 2.0%, Alderon Iron Ore ( AXX), down 10.5%, China Gerui Advanced Materials Group ( CHOP), down 3.7% and Northern Dynasty Minerals ( NAK), down 4.7%. TheStreet Ratings Group would like to highlight 3 stocks that pushed the industry lower today: Alderon Iron Ore ( AXX) is one of the companies that pushed the Metals & Mining industry lower today. Alderon Iron Ore was down $0.13 (10.5%) to $1.11 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 151,993 shares of Alderon Iron Ore exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 43,700 shares. The stock ranged in price between $1.11-$1.18 after having opened the day at $1.18 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $1.24. Alderon Iron Ore has a market cap of $158.8 million and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 21.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 3 analysts who rate Alderon Iron Ore a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold. STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12 months. Learn more.