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

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading up 49 points (0.3%) at 16,534 as of Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,585 issues advancing vs. 1,317 declining with 152 unchanged.

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

Beacon Roofing Supply

(

BECN

), up 3.6%,

Lennar

(

LEN.B

), up 2.6% and

D.R. Horton

(

DHI

), up 2.3%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include

PGT

(

PGTI

), down 13.2%,

Granite Construction

(

GVA

), down 5.8%,

Stantec

(

STN

), down 3.3% and

Vulcan Materials

(

VMC

), down 0.9%.

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

3.

Quanta Services

(

PWR

) is one of the companies pushing the Materials & Construction industry higher today. As of noon trading, Quanta Services is up $0.95 (5.1%) to $19.47 on average volume. Thus far, 2.4 million shares of Quanta Services exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $19.30-$20.11 after having opened the day at $19.40 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $18.52.

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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. Quanta Services has a market cap of $2.9 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are down 8.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. 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 increase in net income, 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, feeble growth in the company's earnings per share and poor profit margins. Get the full

Quanta Services Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

Toll Brothers

(

TOL

) is up $0.65 (2.4%) to $27.48 on light volume. Thus far, 1.0 million shares of Toll Brothers exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $26.85-$27.73 after having opened the day at $26.90 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $26.83.

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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. The company operates through two segments, Traditional Home Building and City Living. Toll Brothers has a market cap of $4.7 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are down 19.4% 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 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Toll Brothers

as a

hold

. Among the primary strengths of the company is its solid financial position based on a variety of debt and liquidity measures that we have evaluated. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full

Toll Brothers Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

Lennar

(

LEN

) is up $0.82 (2.0%) to $41.92 on light volume. Thus far, 856,174 shares of Lennar exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $41.10-$42.18 after having opened the day at $41.11 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $41.10.

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Lennar Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the homebuilding activities in the United States. The company operates through Homebuilding East, Homebuilding Central, Homebuilding West, Homebuilding Southeast Florida, Homebuilding Houston, and Homebuilding Other segments. Lennar has a market cap of $8.7 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are down 16.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 7 analysts who rate Lennar a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Lennar

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, attractive valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full

Lennar 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

).