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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 190 points (1.1%) at 17,562 as of Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015, 12:05 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,162 issues advancing vs. 837 declining with 139 unchanged.

The Basic Materials sector currently sits down 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.9%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Tenaris ( TS), down 1.7%, and TransCanada ( TRP), down 0.5%. Top gainers within the sector include Gerdau ( GGB), up 7.6%, PetroChina ( PTR), up 3.4%, Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras ( PBR.A), up 3.3%, Alcoa ( AA), up 2.7% and Vale ( VALE), up 2.4%.

TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the sector lower today:

3. Antero Resources ( AR) is one of the companies pushing the Basic Materials sector lower today. As of noon trading, Antero Resources is down $1.28 (-3.4%) to $36.79 on average volume. Thus far, 1.0 million shares of Antero Resources exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $36.46-$38.57 after having opened the day at $38.21 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $38.07.

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Antero Resources Corporation, an independent oil and natural gas company, acquires, explores for, and develops natural gas, natural gas liquids, and oil properties in the United States. Antero Resources has a market cap of $10.1 billion and is part of the energy industry. Shares are down 6.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Antero Resources a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Antero Resources as a sell. Among the areas we feel are negative, one of the most important has been very high debt management risk by most measures. Get the full Antero Resources Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Enterprise Products Partners ( EPD) is down $0.05 (-0.1%) to $33.54 on average volume. Thus far, 1.6 million shares of Enterprise Products Partners exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $33.03-$34.00 after having opened the day at $33.59 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $33.59.

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Enterprise Products Partners L.P. provides midstream energy services to producers and consumers of natural gas, natural gas liquids (NGLs), crude oil, petrochemicals, and refined products in the United States and internationally. Enterprise Products Partners has a market cap of $66.6 billion and is part of the energy industry. Shares are down 7.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 14 analysts that rate Enterprise Products Partners a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Enterprise Products Partners as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in stock price during the past year, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income and reasonable valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full Enterprise Products Partners Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Helmerich & Payne ( HP) is down $3.70 (-5.8%) to $59.96 on heavy volume. Thus far, 2.6 million shares of Helmerich & Payne exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $59.01-$62.84 after having opened the day at $62.41 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $63.66.

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Helmerich & Payne, Inc. primarily operates as a contract drilling company in South America, the Middle East, and Africa. Helmerich & Payne has a market cap of $7.1 billion and is part of the energy industry. Shares are down 5.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Helmerich & Payne a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Helmerich & Payne 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, good cash flow from operations, increase in net income and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Helmerich & Payne Ratings Report now.

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If you are interested in one of these 3 stocks, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the basic materials sector could consider Materials Select Sector SPDR ( XLB) while those bearish on the basic materials sector could consider ProShares Short Basic Materials Fd ( SBM).

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