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. 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 up 80 points (0.5%) at 17,464 as of Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014, 3:25 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,610 issues advancing vs. 1,406 declining with 158 unchanged. The Metals & Mining industry as a whole closed the day down 1.0% versus the S&P 500, which was up 0.5%. Top gainers within the Metals & Mining industry included Entree Gold ( EGI), up 6.3%, Quest Rare Minerals ( QRM), up 5.0%, Alderon Iron Ore ( AXX), up 2.6%, Silver Bull Resources ( SVBL), up 3.5% and Solitario Exploration & Royalty ( XPL), up 5.5%. TheStreet Ratings Group would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the industry higher today: Alderon Iron Ore ( AXX) is one of the companies that pushed the Metals & Mining industry higher today. Alderon Iron Ore was up $0.01 (2.6%) to $0.44 on light volume. Throughout the day, 31,080 shares of Alderon Iron Ore exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 42,900 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $0.44-$0.45 after having opened the day at $0.44 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $0.43. Alderon Iron Ore has a market cap of $59.9 million and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 72.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12 months. Learn more.