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 36 points (0.2%) at 17,520 as of Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014, 12:00 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,530 issues advancing vs. 1,416 declining with 183 unchanged. The Chemicals industry currently sits down 0.5% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. Top gainers within the industry include LyondellBasell Industries ( LYB), up 1.2%, Sherwin-Williams ( SHW), up 0.9%, E I du Pont de Nemours & Company ( DD), up 0.7%, Dow Chemical ( DOW), up 0.6% and Praxair ( PX), up 0.5%. TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the industry higher today: 3. PPG Industries ( PPG) is one of the companies pushing the Chemicals industry higher today. As of noon trading, PPG Industries is up $1.10 (0.5%) to $205.68 on light volume. Thus far, 267,998 shares of PPG Industries exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 801,900 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $203.16-$206.00 after having opened the day at $205.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $204.58. STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12 months. Learn more. PPG Industries, Inc. manufactures and distributes coatings, optical and specialty materials, and glass products. The company operates in five segments: Performance Coatings, Industrial Coatings, Architectural Coatings, Optical and Specialty Materials, and Glass. PPG Industries has a market cap of $27.2 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 8.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 12 analysts who rate PPG Industries a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates PPG Industries as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, increase in net income, revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full PPG Industries 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.