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 19 points (0.1%) at 17,098 as of Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, 4:20 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,137 issues advancing vs. 890 declining with 157 unchanged. The Metals & Mining industry as a whole closed the day up 0.7% versus the S&P 500, which was up 0.3%. Top gainers within the Metals & Mining industry included Pacific Booker Minerals ( PBM), up 5.1%, Atlatsa Resources ( ATL), up 2.9%, Eurasian Minerals ( EMXX), up 2.7%, Solitario Exploration & Royalty ( XPL), up 3.8% and Exeter Resource ( XRA), up 2.2%. TheStreet Ratings Group would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the industry higher today: Exeter Resource ( XRA) is one of the companies that pushed the Metals & Mining industry higher today. Exeter Resource was up $0.02 (2.2%) to $0.68 on light volume. Throughout the day, 48,659 shares of Exeter Resource exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 142,100 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $0.67-$0.69 after having opened the day at $0.67 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $0.67. Exeter Resource has a market cap of $61.0 million and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 26.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12 months. Learn more.