All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 20 points (-0.1%) at 17,562 as of Wednesday, March 23, 2016, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 892 issues advancing vs. 1,995 declining with 178 unchanged.

The Chemicals industry currently sits down 1.7% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.3%. A company within the industry that fell today was Israel Chemicals ( ICL), up 3.1%. A company within the industry that increased today was Sherwin-Williams ( SHW), up 0.9%.

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

3. Potash Corp of Saskatchewan ( POT) is one of the companies pushing the Chemicals industry lower today. As of noon trading, Potash Corp of Saskatchewan is down $0.68 (-3.7%) to $17.46 on average volume. Thus far, 4.2 million shares of Potash Corp of Saskatchewan exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 9.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $17.45-$18.14 after having opened the day at $18.12 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $18.14.

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Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc., together with its subsidiaries, produces and sells fertilizers, and related industrial and feed products worldwide. It operates in three segments: Potash, Nitrogen, and Phosphate. Potash Corp of Saskatchewan has a market cap of $15.9 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 6.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 6 analysts that 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 weak operating cash flow. Get the full Potash Corp of Saskatchewan Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Mosaic ( MOS) is down $0.85 (-2.9%) to $28.30 on light volume. Thus far, 2.4 million shares of Mosaic exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $28.09-$28.83 after having opened the day at $28.70 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $29.15.

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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 $10.5 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 5.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Mosaic a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 7 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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1. As of noon trading, LyondellBasell Industries ( LYB) is down $1.15 (-1.3%) to $84.92 on light volume. Thus far, 1.3 million shares of LyondellBasell Industries exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $84.50-$85.92 after having opened the day at $85.92 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $86.07.

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LyondellBasell Industries N.V. operates as a manufacturer of chemicals and polymers, refiner of crude oil, producer of gasoline blending components, and developer and licensor of technologies for production of polymers. LyondellBasell Industries has a market cap of $37.3 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 1.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate LyondellBasell Industries a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates LyondellBasell Industries as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, notable return on equity, growth in earnings per share, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and increase in net income. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full LyondellBasell Industries 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).