Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 22 points (0.1%) at 18,013 as of Wednesday, April 27, 2016, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,726 issues advancing vs. 1,184 declining with 169 unchanged.

The Chemicals industry currently sits up 0.7% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. Top gainers within the industry include PolyOne ( POL), up 4.2%, and FMC ( FMC), up 1.9%.

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 $1.00 (3.5%) to $29.34 on average volume. Thus far, 1.4 million shares of Williams Partners exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $28.63-$30.07 after having opened the day at $28.91 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $28.35.

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Williams Partners L.P. operates as an energy infrastructure company. It operates through Central, Northeast G&P, Atlantic-Gulf, West, and NGL & Petchem Services segments. Williams Partners has a market cap of $16.8 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 1.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 3 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, disappointing return on equity, weak operating cash flow, generally high debt management risk and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself. Get the full Williams Partners Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Eastman Chemical ( EMN) is up $0.80 (1.0%) to $77.68 on average volume. Thus far, 515,183 shares of Eastman Chemical exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $76.63-$77.74 after having opened the day at $76.63 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $76.89.

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Eastman Chemical Company, a specialty chemical company, manufactures and sells materials, chemicals, and fibers in the United States and internationally. Eastman Chemical has a market cap of $11.2 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 13.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 8 analysts who rate Eastman Chemical a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Eastman Chemical as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full Eastman Chemical Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Potash Corp of Saskatchewan ( POT) is up $0.40 (2.2%) to $18.29 on heavy volume. Thus far, 6.6 million shares of Potash Corp of Saskatchewan exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 8.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $17.86-$18.35 after having opened the day at $17.96 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $17.89.

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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 $14.9 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 4.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 5 analysts who rate Potash Corp of Saskatchewan a buy, 4 analysts rate it a sell, and 9 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).