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 are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 264.26 points (-1.5%) at 16,946 as of Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, 4:20 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 529 issues advancing vs. 2,563 declining with 118 unchanged. The Basic Materials sector as a whole closed the day down 1.6% versus the S&P 500, which was down 1.6%. Top gainers within the Basic Materials sector included Entree Gold ( EGI), up 3.9%, Minco Gold ( MGH), up 5.3%, China Gerui Advanced Materials Group ( CHOP), up 6.5%, Quest Rare Minerals ( QRM), up 3.6% and Eurasian Minerals ( EMXX), up 3.8%. TheStreet Ratings Group would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the sector higher today: Quest Rare Minerals ( QRM) is one of the companies that pushed the Basic Materials sector higher today. Quest Rare Minerals was up $0.00 (3.6%) to $0.14 on average volume. Throughout the day, 255,306 shares of Quest Rare Minerals exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 219,000 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $0.14-$0.15 after having opened the day at $0.14 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $0.14. Quest Rare Minerals has a market cap of $11.9 million and is part of the metals & mining industry. Shares are down 70.2% 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.