All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 84 points (-0.5%) at 16,349 as of Monday, Sept. 14, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,029 issues advancing vs. 1,908 declining with 178 unchanged.

The Metals & Mining industry currently sits down 1.1% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.5%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Gerdau ( GGB), down 6.1%, ArcelorMittal ( MT), down 4.0%, Reliance Steel and Aluminum ( RS), down 3.9%, Randgold Resources ( GOLD), down 3.4% and Steel Dynamics ( STLD), down 3.3%.

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

3. Royal Gold ( RGLD) is one of the companies pushing the Metals & Mining industry higher today. As of noon trading, Royal Gold is up $1.06 (2.4%) to $45.30 on average volume. Thus far, 392,935 shares of Royal Gold exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 753,300 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $43.66-$45.65 after having opened the day at $44.13 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $44.24.

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Royal Gold, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, acquires and manages precious metals royalties, metal streams, and similar interests. It focuses on acquiring royalty and stream interests or to finance projects that are in production or in development stage in exchange for royalty interests. Royal Gold has a market cap of $2.9 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 54.0, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 24.6. Shares are down 29.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 7 analysts who rate Royal Gold a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Royal Gold 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, disappointing return on equity and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share. Get the full Royal Gold Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Franco-Nevada ( FNV) is up $0.57 (1.4%) to $40.96 on average volume. Thus far, 551,897 shares of Franco-Nevada exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $39.97-$41.35 after having opened the day at $40.38 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $40.39.

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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 $6.9 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 85.4, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 24.6. Shares are down 17.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 3 analysts who 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 and premium valuation. Get the full Franco-Nevada Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Goldcorp ( GG) is up $0.20 (1.6%) to $12.83 on average volume. Thus far, 5.2 million shares of Goldcorp exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 10.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $12.42-$12.99 after having opened the day at $12.56 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $12.63.

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Goldcorp Inc. engages in the acquisition, exploration, development, and operation of precious metal properties in Canada, the United States, Mexico, and Central and South America. The company primarily explores for gold, silver, copper, lead, and zinc deposits. Goldcorp has a market cap of $10.5 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 31.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 14 analysts who rate Goldcorp a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Goldcorp as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its disappointing return on equity and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself. Get the full Goldcorp 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).