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 9 points (0.1%) at 17,695 as of Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, 3:25 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,959 issues advancing vs. 1,061 declining with 155 unchanged. The Basic Materials sector as a whole closed the day up 1.7% versus the S&P 500, which was up 0.1%. Top gainers within the Basic Materials sector included Pacific Booker Minerals ( PBM), up 6.2%, Entree Gold ( EGI), up 13.6%, Minco Gold ( MGH), up 6.2%, Alderon Iron Ore ( AXX), up 2.7% and Timberline Resources ( TLR), up 7.1%. TheStreet Ratings Group would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the sector higher today: Timberline Resources ( TLR) is one of the companies that pushed the Basic Materials sector higher today. Timberline Resources was up $0.04 (7.1%) to $0.65 on light volume. Throughout the day, 12,902 shares of Timberline Resources exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 28,600 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $0.60-$0.66 after having opened the day at $0.60 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $0.61. Timberline Resources has a market cap of $3.9 million and is part of the energy industry. Shares are down 71.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12 months. Learn more.