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Today's Top Performers In Materials & Construction

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 34 points (-0.2%) at 15,991 as of Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, 11:45 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,256 issues advancing vs. 1,637 declining with 176 unchanged.

The Materials & Construction industry currently sits up 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.2%. Top gainers within the industry include Lennar Corporation ( LEN), up 2.4%, DR Horton ( DHI), up 0.9%, Weyerhaeuser ( WY), up 0.8% and Cemex S.A.B. de C.V ( CX), up 0.8%. A company within the industry that fell today was Stericycle Incorporated ( SRCL), up 0.6%.

TheStreet would like to highlight 5 stocks pushing the industry higher today:

5. Clean Harbors ( CLH) is one of the companies pushing the Materials & Construction industry higher today. As of noon trading, Clean Harbors is up $0.74 (1.4%) to $54.51 on light volume. Thus far, 177,578 shares of Clean Harbors exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 523,400 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $53.63-$54.57 after having opened the day at $53.70 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $53.77.

Clean Harbors, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides environmental, energy, and industrial services in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada, and internationally. It operates in four segments: Technical Services, Field Services, Industrial Services, and Oil and Gas Field Services. Clean Harbors has a market cap of $3.2 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 23.4, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 3.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Clean Harbors a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Clean Harbors as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and compelling growth in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Clean Harbors Ratings Report now.

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