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 167 points (1.0%) at 17,113 as of Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, 4:20 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,244 issues advancing vs. 828 declining with 137 unchanged. The Basic Materials sector as a whole closed the day up 0.7% versus the S&P 500, which was up 0.9%. Top gainers within the Basic Materials sector included Timberline Resources ( TLR), up 4.4%, Pacific Booker Minerals ( PBM), up 3.2%, Ossen Innovation ( OSN), up 14.9%, Eurasian Minerals ( EMXX), up 2.2% and Alderon Iron Ore ( AXX), up 2.1%. TheStreet Ratings Group would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the sector higher today: Alderon Iron Ore ( AXX) is one of the companies that pushed the Basic Materials sector higher today. Alderon Iron Ore was up $0.02 (2.1%) to $0.81 on light volume. Throughout the day, 19,598 shares of Alderon Iron Ore exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 51,800 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $0.80-$0.85 after having opened the day at $0.82 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $0.79. Alderon Iron Ore has a market cap of $106.7 million and is part of the energy industry. Shares are down 49.7% 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.