All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 111 points (0.7%) at 16,099 as of Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,512 issues advancing vs. 1,492 declining with 135 unchanged.

The Chemicals industry currently sits down 1.5% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.7%. A company within the industry that increased today was Israel Chemicals ( ICL), up 6.1%.

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

3. Albemarle ( ALB) is one of the companies pushing the Chemicals industry higher today. As of noon trading, Albemarle is up $1.31 (2.7%) to $49.22 on average volume. Thus far, 574,802 shares of Albemarle exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $47.99-$49.50 after having opened the day at $48.14 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $47.91.

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Albemarle Corporation develops, manufactures, and markets engineered specialty chemicals worldwide. Albemarle has a market cap of $5.5 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 14.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 7 analysts who rate Albemarle a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

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

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2. As of noon trading, Praxair ( PX) is up $0.59 (0.6%) to $97.98 on light volume. Thus far, 461,876 shares of Praxair exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $96.63-$98.55 after having opened the day at $98.37 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $97.39.

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Praxair, Inc. produces, sells, and distributes atmospheric, process, and specialty gases, as well as surface coatings in North America, Europe, South America, and Asia. Praxair has a market cap of $28.4 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 4.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 8 analysts who rate Praxair a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Praxair as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its expanding profit margins and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, generally higher debt management risk and weak operating cash flow. Get the full Praxair Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Air Products & Chemicals ( APD) is up $1.66 (1.4%) to $119.48 on light volume. Thus far, 495,613 shares of Air Products & Chemicals exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $117.33-$119.88 after having opened the day at $119.05 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $117.82.

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Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. provides atmospheric gases, process and specialty gases, electronics and performance materials, equipment, and services worldwide. Air Products & Chemicals has a market cap of $25.5 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 9.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 6 analysts who rate Air Products & Chemicals a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Air Products & Chemicals as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Air Products & Chemicals 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).