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All three major indices are trading up today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading up 32 points (0.2%) at 18,091 as of Friday, April 24, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,524 issues advancing vs. 1,405 declining with 207 unchanged.

The Materials & Construction industry currently sits up 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.3%.

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

3.

Republic Services

(

RSG

) is one of the companies pushing the Materials & Construction industry higher today. As of noon trading, Republic Services is up $0.84 (2.1%) to $40.83 on heavy volume. Thus far, 1.3 million shares of Republic Services exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $40.00-$40.95 after having opened the day at $40.14 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $39.99.

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Republic Services, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides non-hazardous solid waste collection, transfer, recycling, and disposal services for commercial, industrial, municipal, and residential customers in the United States. It operates through three segments: East, Central, and West. Republic Services has a market cap of $14.0 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are down 0.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 5 analysts who rate Republic Services a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Republic Services

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full

Republic Services Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

Weyerhaeuser

(

WY

) is up $0.57 (1.8%) to $32.43 on average volume. Thus far, 2.0 million shares of Weyerhaeuser exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $31.85-$32.46 after having opened the day at $31.85 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $31.86.

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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 $16.5 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are down 11.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 6 analysts who rate Weyerhaeuser a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Weyerhaeuser

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, revenue growth and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full

Weyerhaeuser Ratings Report

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1. As of noon trading,

Cemex SAB de CV

(

CX

) is up $0.19 (1.9%) to $10.33 on heavy volume. Thus far, 10.3 million shares of Cemex SAB de CV exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 13.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $10.14-$10.42 after having opened the day at $10.20 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $10.14.

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CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V., a building materials company, produces, markets, distributes, and sells cement, ready-mix concrete, aggregates, and other construction materials in Mexico, the United States, Northern Europe, the Mediterranean, South America, the Caribbean, and Asia. Cemex SAB de CV has a market cap of $11.9 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are down 1.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 8 analysts who rate Cemex SAB de CV a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Cemex SAB de CV

as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, expanding profit margins and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full

Cemex SAB de CV 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

).

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