Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 52 points (-0.3%) at 18,381 as of Monday, Aug. 1, 2016, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,146 issues advancing vs. 1,771 declining with 163 unchanged. The Chemicals industry currently sits down 0.6% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.2%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Williams Partners ( WPZ), down 3.4%, Celanese ( CE), down 2.0%, LyondellBasell Industries ( LYB), down 0.8% and Praxair ( PX), down 0.8%. TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the industry higher today: 3. Braskem ( BAK) is one of the companies pushing the Chemicals industry higher today. As of noon trading, Braskem is up $0.17 (1.5%) to $11.67 on light volume. Thus far, 177,748 shares of Braskem exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 490,100 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $11.40-$11.84 after having opened the day at $11.43 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $11.50. EXCLUSIVE OFFER: See inside Jim Cramer's multi-million dollar charitable trust portfolio to see the stocks he thinks could be potential winners. Click here to see his holdings for 14-days FREE. Braskem S.A., together with its subsidiaries, produces and sells thermoplastic resins. Braskem has a market cap of $4.5 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 15.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there is 1 analyst who rates Braskem a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates Braskem as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity and attractive valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk, weak operating cash flow and poor profit margins. Get the full Braskem Ratings Report now. EXCLUSIVE OFFER: See inside Jim Cramer's multi-million dollar charitable trust portfolio to see the stocks he thinks could be potential winners. Click here to see his holdings for 14-days FREE.