One out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 22 points (0.1%) at 17,430 as of Friday, Aug. 14, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,691 issues advancing vs. 1,250 declining with 211 unchanged.

The Metals & Mining industry currently sits down 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Goldcorp ( GG), down 1.3%, Barrick Gold ( ABX), down 0.9%, Newmont Mining ( NEM), down 0.9%, Turquoise Hill Resources ( TRQ), down 0.8% and ArcelorMittal ( MT), down 0.7%. Top gainers within the industry include Nucor ( NUE), up 1.8%, Consol Energy ( CNX), up 1.8% and Steel Dynamics ( STLD), up 1.5%.

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

3. Franco-Nevada ( FNV) is one of the companies pushing the Metals & Mining industry lower today. As of noon trading, Franco-Nevada is down $0.84 (-1.9%) to $43.76 on average volume. Thus far, 539,550 shares of Franco-Nevada exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 891,500 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $43.55-$45.41 after having opened the day at $45.13 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $44.60.

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Franco-Nevada Corporation operates as a gold-focused royalty and stream company in the United States, Canada, Latin America, and internationally. Franco-Nevada has a market cap of $7.9 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 9.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Franco-Nevada a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Franco-Nevada as a hold. 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 and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, premium valuation and unimpressive growth in net income. Get the full Franco-Nevada Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Agnico Eagle Mines ( AEM) is down $0.52 (-2.1%) to $23.71 on average volume. Thus far, 1.7 million shares of Agnico Eagle Mines exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $23.47-$24.74 after having opened the day at $24.59 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $24.23.

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Agnico Eagle Mines Limited engages in the exploration, development, and production of mineral properties. It primarily explores for gold, as well as for silver, copper, zinc, and lead. Agnico Eagle Mines has a market cap of $5.6 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 2.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 12 analysts that rate Agnico Eagle Mines a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Agnico Eagle Mines as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, expanding profit margins and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, weak operating cash flow and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full Agnico Eagle Mines Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Silver Wheaton ( SLW) is down $0.23 (-1.7%) to $13.50 on average volume. Thus far, 2.5 million shares of Silver Wheaton exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $13.43-$14.03 after having opened the day at $13.95 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $13.73.

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Silver Wheaton Corp. operates as a precious metals streaming company worldwide. The company has 18 long-term purchase agreements and 1 early deposit long-term purchase agreement associated with silver and gold relating to 27 various mining assets. Silver Wheaton has a market cap of $5.7 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 32.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 12 analysts that rate Silver Wheaton a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Silver Wheaton as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, deteriorating net income and disappointing return on equity. Get the full Silver Wheaton 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 metals & mining industry could consider SPDR S&P Metals & Mining ETF ( XME) while those bearish on the metals & mining industry could consider PowerShares DB Base Metals Sht ETN ( BOS).