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SRCL, VMC And RSG, Pushing Materials & Construction Industry Downward

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 15 points (0.1%) at 16,035 as of Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, 11:45 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,480 issues advancing vs. 1,397 declining with 175 unchanged.

The Materials & Construction industry currently sits up 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.3%. A company within the industry that fell today was AAON ( AAON), up 4.6%. Top gainers within the industry include Caesarstone Sdot-Yam ( CSTE), up 5.2%, McDermott International ( MDR), up 4.9%, Armstrong World Industries ( AWI), up 4.3%, Chicago Bridge & Iron Company ( CBI), up 2.2% and Toll Brothers ( TOL), up 2.1%.

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

3. Stericycle Incorporated ( SRCL) is one of the companies pushing the Materials & Construction industry lower today. As of noon trading, Stericycle Incorporated is down $0.96 (-0.8%) to $116.39 on average volume. Thus far, 109,044 shares of Stericycle Incorporated exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 281,500 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $116.28-$117.77 after having opened the day at $117.54 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $117.35.

Stericycle, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides regulated waste management and related services. Stericycle Incorporated has a market cap of $10.0 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 33.5, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 25.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Stericycle Incorporated a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Stericycle Incorporated as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Stericycle Incorporated Ratings Report now.

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