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

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading down 18 points (-0.1%) at 17,584 as of Thursday, Dec. 24, 2015, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,617 issues advancing vs. 1,280 declining with 175 unchanged.

The Materials & Construction industry currently sits up 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. Top gainers within the industry include

USG

(

USG

), up 3.0%,

Beacon Roofing Supply

(

BECN

), up 1.7%,

PulteGroup

(

PHM

), up 1.3%,

Lennar

(

LEN

), up 0.8% and

Waste Connections

(

WCN

), up 0.8%.

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

3.

Toll Brothers

(

TOL

) is one of the companies pushing the Materials & Construction industry higher today. As of noon trading, Toll Brothers is up $0.43 (1.3%) to $34.31 on light volume. Thus far, 427,450 shares of Toll Brothers exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $33.83-$34.34 after having opened the day at $33.87 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $33.88.

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Toll Brothers, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, builds, markets, and arranges finance for detached and attached homes in luxury residential communities in the Unites States. It is also involved in building and selling homes in urban infill markets. Toll Brothers has a market cap of $5.9 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are down 1.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 7 analysts who rate Toll Brothers a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Toll Brothers

as a

buy

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

Toll Brothers Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

Fluor

(

FLR

) is up $0.42 (0.9%) to $49.07 on light volume. Thus far, 501,277 shares of Fluor exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $48.54-$49.12 after having opened the day at $48.55 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $48.65.

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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 $6.7 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are down 19.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 10 analysts who rate Fluor a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Fluor

as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including poor profit margins and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full

Fluor Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

Weyerhaeuser

(

WY

) is up $0.16 (0.5%) to $30.78 on light volume. Thus far, 866,878 shares of Weyerhaeuser exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $30.48-$30.80 after having opened the day at $30.58 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $30.62.

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Weyerhaeuser Co. is a real estate investment trust. It primarily invests in United States. The firm operates under four business segments, timberlands, wood products, cellulose fibers and real estate. It owns timberlands primarily in the U.S and has long-term licenses in Canada. Weyerhaeuser has a market cap of $15.4 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are down 14.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 6 analysts who rate Weyerhaeuser a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Weyerhaeuser

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its reasonable valuation levels 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

Weyerhaeuser 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

).