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 0.7% versus the S&P 500, which was up 0.5%. Laggards within the Metals & Mining industry included Pacific Booker Minerals ( PBM), down 2.4%, Entree Gold ( EGI), down 3.0%, Solitario Exploration & Royalty ( XPL), down 9.2%, Alderon Iron Ore ( AXX), down 4.5% and Mines Management ( MGN), down 2.5%. 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 $0.05 (4.5%) to $1.07 on average volume. Throughout the day, 39,162 shares of Alderon Iron Ore exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 44,800 shares. The stock ranged in price between $1.07-$1.14 after having opened the day at $1.11 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $1.12. Alderon Iron Ore has a market cap of $144.5 million and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 28.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. 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.