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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 79 points (0.4%) at 18,037 as of Friday, April 10, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,784 issues advancing vs. 1,170 declining with 198 unchanged.

The Chemicals industry currently sits up 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.5%. A company within the industry that fell today was Praxair ( PX), up 0.5%.

TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the industry higher today:

3. FMC Corporation ( FMC) is one of the companies pushing the Chemicals industry higher today. As of noon trading, FMC Corporation is up $0.85 (1.5%) to $58.21 on heavy volume. Thus far, 1.9 million shares of FMC Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $57.31-$58.27 after having opened the day at $57.56 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $57.36.

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FMC Corporation, a diversified chemical company, provides solutions, applications, and products for the agricultural, consumer, and industrial markets in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America, and the Asia Pacific. FMC Corporation has a market cap of $7.7 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 0.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 4 analysts who rate FMC Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates FMC Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full FMC Corporation Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Agrium ( AGU) is up $0.64 (0.6%) to $106.87 on average volume. Thus far, 273,038 shares of Agrium exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 647,000 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $106.21-$107.78 after having opened the day at $106.59 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $106.23.

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Agrium Inc. produces, markets, and distributes crop nutrients, crop protection products, seeds, and merchandise products primarily in the United States, Canada, South America, Europe, and Australia, and internationally. It operates in two segments, Retail and Wholesale. Agrium has a market cap of $15.1 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 12.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 6 analysts who rate Agrium a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Agrium as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its reasonable valuation levels, increase in stock price during the past year and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Agrium Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Potash Corp of Saskatchewan ( POT) is up $0.17 (0.5%) to $32.70 on light volume. Thus far, 1.2 million shares of Potash Corp of Saskatchewan exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $32.56-$32.95 after having opened the day at $32.64 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $32.53.

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Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc., together with its subsidiaries, produces and sells fertilizers and related industrial and feed products worldwide. The company operates in three segments: Potash, Nitrogen, and Phosphate. Potash Corp of Saskatchewan has a market cap of $27.5 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 7.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 7 analysts who rate Potash Corp of Saskatchewan a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Potash Corp of Saskatchewan as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in net income and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself and disappointing return on equity. Get the full Potash Corp of Saskatchewan 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 chemicals industry could consider Materials Select Sector SPDR ( XLB) while those bearish on the chemicals industry could consider ProShares Short Basic Materials Fd ( SBM).

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