All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 18 points (-0.1%) at 16,848 as of Wednesday, March 2, 2016, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,599 issues advancing vs. 1,307 declining with 169 unchanged.

The Chemicals industry currently sits up 1.6% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%.

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

3. Williams Partners ( WPZ) is one of the companies pushing the Chemicals industry higher today. As of noon trading, Williams Partners is up $0.70 (3.4%) to $21.20 on light volume. Thus far, 572,575 shares of Williams Partners exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $20.26-$21.23 after having opened the day at $20.40 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $20.50.

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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 $11.9 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 26.4% 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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2. As of noon trading, Potash Corp of Saskatchewan ( POT) is up $0.63 (3.6%) to $17.93 on average volume. Thus far, 4.3 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 $17.08-$18.08 after having opened the day at $17.13 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $17.30.

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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 $14.1 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 1.1% 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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1. As of noon trading, Mosaic ( MOS) is up $0.73 (2.7%) to $27.83 on light volume. Thus far, 2.2 million shares of Mosaic exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $26.63-$27.90 after having opened the day at $26.69 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $27.10.

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The Mosaic Company, through its subsidiaries, produces and markets concentrated phosphate and potash crop nutrients primarily for the agricultural industry worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Phosphates, Potash, and International Distribution. Mosaic has a market cap of $9.4 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 1.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 5 analysts who rate Mosaic a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Mosaic 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, attractive valuation levels and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, poor profit margins and weak operating cash flow. Get the full Mosaic 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).