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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 13 points (-0.1%) at 18,099 as of Thursday, April 16, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,193 issues advancing vs. 1,740 declining with 211 unchanged.

The Chemicals industry currently sits down 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. A company within the industry that fell today was Sherwin-Williams ( SHW), up 2.3%.

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

3. Potash Corp of Saskatchewan ( POT) is one of the companies pushing the Chemicals industry higher today. As of noon trading, Potash Corp of Saskatchewan is up $0.17 (0.5%) to $33.06 on light volume. Thus far, 1.1 million shares of Potash Corp of Saskatchewan exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $32.90-$33.15 after having opened the day at $33.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $32.89.

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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 $27.3 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 6.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. 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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2. As of noon trading, PPG Industries ( PPG) is up $1.86 (0.8%) to $229.13 on heavy volume. Thus far, 580,229 shares of PPG Industries exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 669,300 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $229.08-$233.11 after having opened the day at $233.07 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $227.27.

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PPG Industries, Inc. manufactures and distributes coatings, specialty materials, and glass products. PPG Industries has a market cap of $31.1 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 1.7% 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 3 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 revenue growth, expanding profit margins, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity and reasonable valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full PPG Industries Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, CF Industries Holdings ( CF) is up $3.95 (1.4%) to $290.63 on average volume. Thus far, 302,697 shares of CF Industries Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 627,900 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $284.02-$294.60 after having opened the day at $284.98 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $286.68.

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CF Industries Holdings, Inc. manufactures and distributes nitrogen fertilizers and other nitrogen products worldwide. The company's principal nitrogen fertilizer products include ammonia, granular urea, and urea ammonium nitrate solution. CF Industries Holdings has a market cap of $13.5 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 5.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 6 analysts who rate CF Industries Holdings a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates CF Industries Holdings as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, increase in stock price during the past year and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full CF Industries Holdings 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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