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Two out of the three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 9 points (0.0%) at 17,542 as of Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,510 issues advancing vs. 1,477 declining with 142 unchanged.

The Chemicals industry currently sits up 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.3%. A company within the industry that fell today was E I du Pont de Nemours & Company ( DD), up 0.6%.

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

3. Albemarle ( ALB) is one of the companies pushing the Chemicals industry lower today. As of noon trading, Albemarle is down $0.92 (-1.7%) to $52.71 on average volume. Thus far, 600,692 shares of Albemarle exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 970,900 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $52.59-$54.25 after having opened the day at $54.24 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $53.63.

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Albemarle Corporation develops, manufactures, and markets engineered specialty chemicals worldwide. Albemarle has a market cap of $6.0 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 10.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Albemarle a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Albemarle as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, expanding profit margins and reasonable valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, generally higher debt management risk and disappointing return on equity. Get the full Albemarle Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Eastman Chemical ( EMN) is down $0.68 (-0.9%) to $77.17 on light volume. Thus far, 378,915 shares of Eastman Chemical exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $77.15-$78.99 after having opened the day at $78.65 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $77.85.

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Eastman Chemical Company, a specialty chemical company, manufactures and sells materials, chemicals, and fibers in the United States and internationally. Eastman Chemical has a market cap of $11.5 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 2.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Eastman Chemical a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Eastman Chemical as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations, increase in net income and growth in earnings per share. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full Eastman Chemical Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Sherwin-Williams ( SHW) is down $2.40 (-0.9%) to $275.12 on average volume. Thus far, 365,437 shares of Sherwin-Williams exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 761,500 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $275.00-$280.00 after having opened the day at $280.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $277.52.

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The Sherwin-Williams Company develops, manufactures, distributes, and sells paints, coatings, and related products to professional, industrial, commercial, and retail customers primarily in North and South America. Sherwin-Williams has a market cap of $25.9 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 5.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Sherwin-Williams a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Sherwin-Williams as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and expanding profit margins. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full Sherwin-Williams 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).