All three major indices are trading down today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading down 68 points (-0.4%) at 17,730 as of Monday, Nov. 30, 2015, 11:50 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,462 issues advancing vs. 1,508 declining with 167 unchanged.

The Materials & Construction industry currently sits up 0.5% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.3%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include

MDU Resources Group

(

MDU

), down 1.5%, and

Sherwin-Williams

(

SHW

), down 0.9%. Top gainers within the industry include

Darling Ingredients

(

DAR

), up 3.2%,

Progressive Waste Solutions

(

BIN

), up 1.8% and

Fastenal

(

FAST

), up 0.4%.

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

3.

Martin Marietta Materials

(

MLM

) is one of the companies pushing the Materials & Construction industry lower today. As of noon trading, Martin Marietta Materials is down $2.68 (-1.7%) to $158.32 on light volume. Thus far, 218,893 shares of Martin Marietta Materials exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $158.11-$162.52 after having opened the day at $161.26 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $161.00.

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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 $10.6 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are up 45.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 5 analysts that 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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2. As of noon trading,

Masco

(

MAS

) is down $0.20 (-0.7%) to $30.05 on light volume. Thus far, 1.1 million shares of Masco exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $29.99-$30.40 after having opened the day at $30.29 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $30.25.

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Masco Corporation manufactures, distributes, and installs home improvement and building products worldwide. Masco has a market cap of $10.3 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are up 20.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Masco a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Masco

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, revenue growth and good cash flow from operations. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full

Masco Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

DR Horton

(

DHI

) is down $0.26 (-0.8%) to $32.51 on light volume. Thus far, 1.2 million shares of DR Horton exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $32.31-$32.85 after having opened the day at $32.75 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $32.77.

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D.R. Horton, Inc. operates as a homebuilding company. It engages in the acquisition and development of land; and construction and sale of homes in 27 states and 79 markets in the United States under the names of D.R. DR Horton has a market cap of $12.1 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are up 29.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 7 analysts that 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

).