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

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading up 21 points (0.1%) at 16,188 as of Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,791 issues advancing vs. 1,124 declining with 176 unchanged.

The Materials & Construction industry currently sits up 0.6% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. Top gainers within the industry include

MasTec

(

MTZ

), up 4.5%,

Eagle Materials

(

EXP

), up 2.7% and

Fastenal

(

FAST

), up 1.5%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include

Installed Building Products

(

IBP

), down 6.9%, and

Granite Construction

(

GVA

), down 2.3%.

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

3.

Stericycle

(

SRCL

) is one of the companies pushing the Materials & Construction industry higher today. As of noon trading, Stericycle is up $1.07 (0.9%) to $119.24 on light volume. Thus far, 115,824 shares of Stericycle exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 868,200 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $117.82-$119.24 after having opened the day at $118.08 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $118.17.

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Stericycle, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides regulated and compliance solutions to the healthcare and commercial businesses. The company collects and processes specialized waste for disposal services. Stericycle has a market cap of $9.9 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are down 2.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 7 analysts who rate Stericycle a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Stericycle

as a

hold

. 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 and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, deteriorating net income and disappointing return on equity. Get the full

Stericycle Ratings Report

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2. As of noon trading,

Masco

(

MAS

) is up $0.18 (0.7%) to $25.84 on light volume. Thus far, 1.3 million shares of Masco exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $25.47-$25.91 after having opened the day at $25.57 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $25.67.

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Masco Corporation manufactures, distributes, and installs home improvement and building products worldwide. Masco has a market cap of $8.5 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are down 9.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 9 analysts who rate Masco a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Masco

as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, poor profit margins and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share. Get the full

Masco Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

Martin Marietta Materials

(

MLM

) is up $1.61 (1.4%) to $121.24 on light volume. Thus far, 160,083 shares of Martin Marietta Materials exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 934,300 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $118.14-$121.38 after having opened the day at $119.75 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $119.63.

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Martin Marietta Materials, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, supplies aggregates products and heavy building materials for the construction industry in the United States and internationally. Martin Marietta Materials has a market cap of $7.8 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are down 12.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 5 analysts who rate Martin Marietta Materials a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Martin Marietta Materials

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, compelling growth in net income, impressive record of earnings per share growth 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

Martin Marietta Materials 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

).