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. One out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 15 points (-0.1%) at 17,638 as of Friday, Nov. 14, 2014, 12:00 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,511 issues advancing vs. 1,431 declining with 199 unchanged. The Metals & Mining industry currently sits up 1.3% versus the S&P 500, which is unchanged. Top gainers within the industry include Eldorado Gold ( EGO), up 5.0%, Franco-Nevada ( FNV), up 3.8%, Barrick Gold ( ABX), up 3.0%, Goldcorp ( GG), up 2.6% and Silver Wheaton ( SLW), up 2.7%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Turquoise Hill Resources ( TRQ), down 1.4%, and POSCO ( PKX), down 1.0%. TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the industry higher today: 3. Southern Copper ( SCCO) is one of the companies pushing the Metals & Mining industry higher today. As of noon trading, Southern Copper is up $0.41 (1.4%) to $29.80 on light volume. Thus far, 514,270 shares of Southern Copper exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $29.02-$29.82 after having opened the day at $29.21 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $29.39. STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12 months. Learn more. Southern Copper Corporation is engaged in the mining, exploring, smelting, and refining copper and other minerals in Peru, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, and Ecuador. Southern Copper has a market cap of $24.5 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 2.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 4 analysts who rate Southern Copper a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates Southern Copper as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, expanding profit margins, increase in stock price during the past year 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 Southern Copper 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.