Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading up 6 points (0.0%) at 17,798 as of Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,309 issues advancing vs. 1,608 declining with 176 unchanged.

The Materials & Construction industry currently sits up 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.2%. Top gainers within the industry include

Cemex SAB de CV

(

CX

), up 1.6%,

Eagle Materials

(

EXP

), up 1.5%,

Chicago Bridge & Iron Company

(

CBI

), up 1.3% and

Lennar

(

LEN

), up 0.7%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include

MDU Resources Group

(

MDU

), down 2.5%, and

Waste Management

(

WM

), down 0.8%.

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

3.

Beacon Roofing Supply

(

BECN

) is one of the companies pushing the Materials & Construction industry higher today. As of noon trading, Beacon Roofing Supply is up $3.62 (9.4%) to $41.99 on heavy volume. Thus far, 804,925 shares of Beacon Roofing Supply exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 312,000 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $38.00-$42.06 after having opened the day at $38.35 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $38.37.

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Beacon Roofing Supply, Inc. distributes residential and non-residential roofing materials to contractors, home builders, building owners, and other resellers. Beacon Roofing Supply has a market cap of $1.9 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are up 38.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 5 analysts who rate Beacon Roofing Supply a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Beacon Roofing Supply

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in net income, good cash flow from operations, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and solid stock price performance. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full

Beacon Roofing Supply Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

PulteGroup

(

PHM

) is up $0.12 (0.6%) to $19.37 on light volume. Thus far, 1.6 million shares of PulteGroup exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $19.01-$19.38 after having opened the day at $19.01 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $19.25.

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PulteGroup, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the homebuilding business; mortgage banking operations; and title operations in the United States. PulteGroup has a market cap of $6.7 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are down 10.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 3 analysts who rate PulteGroup a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

PulteGroup

as a

buy

. 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 notable return on equity. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat weak growth in earnings per share. Get the full

PulteGroup Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

DR Horton

(

DHI

) is up $0.29 (0.9%) to $32.55 on light volume. Thus far, 1.6 million shares of DR Horton exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $32.07-$32.73 after having opened the day at $32.07 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $32.26.

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D.R. Horton, Inc. operates as a homebuilding company. It is engaged in the acquisition and development of land; and construction and sale of residential homes in 27 states and 79 markets in the United States under the names of D.R. DR Horton has a market cap of $11.9 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are up 27.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 7 analysts who rate DR Horton a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

DR Horton

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, good cash flow from operations and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full

DR Horton 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 materials & construction industry could consider

SPDR S&P Homebuilders ETF

(

XHB

) while those bearish on the materials & construction industry could consider

ProShares Short Basic Materials Fd

(

SBM

).