All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 140 points (-0.9%) at 16,292 as of Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 781 issues advancing vs. 2,154 declining with 147 unchanged.

The Chemicals industry currently sits up 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is down 1.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include CF Industries Holdings ( CF), down 3.7%, Albemarle ( ALB), down 2.6%, Israel Chemicals ( ICL), down 2.6% and Praxair ( PX), down 0.8%.

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

3. International Flavors & Fragrances ( IFF) is one of the companies pushing the Chemicals industry higher today. As of noon trading, International Flavors & Fragrances is up $1.75 (1.7%) to $105.17 on average volume. Thus far, 275,792 shares of International Flavors & Fragrances exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 668,100 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $102.31-$105.88 after having opened the day at $102.31 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $103.42.

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International Flavors & Fragrances Inc., together with its subsidiaries, creates, manufactures, and supplies flavors and fragrances for use in various consumer products worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Flavors and Fragrances. International Flavors & Fragrances has a market cap of $8.4 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 13.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 4 analysts who rate International Flavors & Fragrances a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates International Flavors & Fragrances as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its 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 International Flavors & Fragrances Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Williams Partners ( WPZ) is up $0.39 (2.0%) to $20.10 on light volume. Thus far, 748,307 shares of Williams Partners exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $18.26-$20.11 after having opened the day at $18.50 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $19.71.

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Williams Partners L.P. operates as an energy infrastructure company. It operates through five business segments: Access Midstream; Northeast G&P; Atlantic-Gulf; West; and NGL & Petchem Services. Williams Partners has a market cap of $12.1 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 29.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 2 analysts who rate Williams Partners a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Williams Partners as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself and feeble growth in its earnings per share. Get the full Williams Partners Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Potash Corp of Saskatchewan ( POT) is up $0.10 (0.6%) to $16.03 on average volume. Thus far, 4.4 million shares of Potash Corp of Saskatchewan exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 9.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $15.41-$16.12 after having opened the day at $15.67 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $15.93.

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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 $13.4 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 7.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 6 analysts who rate Potash Corp of Saskatchewan a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 10 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 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 feeble growth in the company's earnings per share, deteriorating net income and disappointing return on equity. Get the full Potash Corp of Saskatchewan 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).