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

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading down 88 points (-0.5%) at 17,785 as of Tuesday, May 31, 2016, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,627 issues advancing vs. 1,333 declining with 171 unchanged.

The Materials & Construction industry currently sits up 0.5% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.2%. Top gainers within the industry include

Tutor Perini

(

TPC

), up 5.6%, and

MDU Resources Group

(

MDU

), up 3.7%. A company within the industry that fell today was

Waste Connections

(

WCN

), up 0.8%.

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

3.

Chicago Bridge & Iron

(

CBI

) is one of the companies pushing the Materials & Construction industry higher today. As of noon trading, Chicago Bridge & Iron is up $0.78 (2.1%) to $38.61 on average volume. Thus far, 742,702 shares of Chicago Bridge & Iron exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $37.80-$38.89 after having opened the day at $37.80 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $37.83.

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Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. provides conceptual design, technology, engineering, procurement, fabrication, modularization, construction, commissioning, maintenance, program management, and environmental services worldwide. Chicago Bridge & Iron has a market cap of $4.0 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are down 3.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 7 analysts who rate Chicago Bridge & Iron a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Chicago Bridge & Iron

as a

hold

. Among the primary strengths of the company is its generally strong cash flow from operations. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk, disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins. Get the full

Chicago Bridge & Iron Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

Quanta Services

(

PWR

) is up $0.52 (2.2%) to $24.18 on average volume. Thus far, 1.2 million shares of Quanta Services exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $23.63-$24.20 after having opened the day at $23.69 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $23.66.

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Quanta Services, Inc. provides specialty contracting services to the electric power, and oil and gas industries in North America and internationally. The company operates through two segments, Electric Power Infrastructure Services and Oil and Gas Infrastructure Services. Quanta Services has a market cap of $3.4 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are up 16.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 8 analysts who rate Quanta Services a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Quanta Services

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 good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins. Get the full

Quanta Services Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

Fluor

(

FLR

) is up $0.34 (0.7%) to $52.84 on light volume. Thus far, 478,816 shares of Fluor exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $52.35-$53.25 after having opened the day at $52.52 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $52.50.

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Fluor Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides engineering, procurement, construction, fabrication and modularization, commissioning and maintenance, and project management services worldwide. Fluor has a market cap of $7.3 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are up 11.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 7 analysts who rate Fluor a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Fluor

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, good cash flow from operations and notable return on equity. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full

Fluor 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

).