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 up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 97 points (0.6%) at 17,481 as of Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014, 12:20 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,800 issues advancing vs. 1,144 declining with 202 unchanged. The Basic Materials sector currently sits up 0.7% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.5%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Pioneer Natural Resources ( PXD), down 4.5%, HollyFrontier ( HFC), down 4.1%, Valero Energy ( VLO), down 2.2%, PetroChina ( PTR), down 1.9% and Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras ( PBR), down 0.9%. Top gainers within the sector include Devon Energy ( DVN), up 9.7%, EOG Resources ( EOG), up 7.0%, Chesapeake Energy ( CHK), up 6.3%, Cenovus Energy ( CVE), up 4.6% and Southwestern Energy ( SWN), up 4.4%. TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the sector lower today: 3. Pembina Pipeline ( PBA) is one of the companies pushing the Basic Materials sector lower today. As of noon trading, Pembina Pipeline is down $0.83 (-2.1%) to $39.40 on average volume. Thus far, 230,237 shares of Pembina Pipeline exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 326,400 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $38.92-$39.84 after having opened the day at $39.71 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $40.23. STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12 months. Learn more. Pembina Pipeline Corporation provides transportation and midstream services for the energy industry in North America. It operates through four segments: Conventional Pipelines, Oil Sands and Heavy Oil, Gas Services, and Midstream. Pembina Pipeline has a market cap of $13.4 billion and is part of the energy industry. Shares are up 14.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Pembina Pipeline a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates Pembina Pipeline as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Pembina Pipeline Ratings Report now. STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12 months. Learn more.