3 Stocks Driving The Metals & Mining Industry Higher

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One out of the three major indices traded up today Two out of the three major indices traded up today The three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 19.71 points (-0.1%) at 17,049 as of Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, 4:20 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,733 issues advancing vs. 1,330 declining with 151 unchanged.

The Metals & Mining industry as a whole closed the day up 0.5% versus the S&P 500, which was up 0.1%. Top gainers within the Metals & Mining industry included Pacific Booker Minerals ( PBM), up 2.5%, Oxford Resource Partners ( OXF), up 11.1%, Eurasian Minerals ( EMXX), up 1.5%, Sutor Technology Group ( SUTR), up 3.6% and Quest Rare Minerals ( QRM), up 3.2%.

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 (3.2%) to $0.18 on light volume. Throughout the day, 44,888 shares of Quest Rare Minerals exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 294,000 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $0.18-$0.18 after having opened the day at $0.18 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $0.17.

Quest Rare Minerals has a market cap of $12.3 million and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 63.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

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