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All three major indices are trading up today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading up 62 points (0.4%) at 16,880 as of Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,323 issues advancing vs. 662 declining with 163 unchanged.

The Materials & Construction industry currently sits up 0.7% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.5%. A company within the industry that fell today was

Weyerhaeuser

(

WY

), up 0.6%.

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

3.

Armstrong World Industries

(

AWI

) is one of the companies pushing the Materials & Construction industry lower today. As of noon trading, Armstrong World Industries is down $1.55 (-3.4%) to $44.57 on heavy volume. Thus far, 1.2 million shares of Armstrong World Industries exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $44.00-$45.57 after having opened the day at $45.20 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $46.12.

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Armstrong World Industries, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells flooring products and ceiling systems worldwide. Armstrong World Industries has a market cap of $2.7 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are down 15.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Armstrong World Industries a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Armstrong World Industries

as a

buy

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

Armstrong World Industries Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

Masco

(

MAS

) is down $1.08 (-4.7%) to $21.89 on heavy volume. Thus far, 6.4 million shares of Masco exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $21.38-$22.34 after having opened the day at $21.79 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $22.97.

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Masco Corporation manufactures, distributes, and installs home improvement and building products in North America and internationally. Masco has a market cap of $8.2 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are up 1.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Masco a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Masco

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance and impressive record of earnings per share growth. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full

Masco Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

Martin Marietta Materials

(

MLM

) is down $5.87 (-4.9%) to $114.75 on heavy volume. Thus far, 1.8 million shares of Martin Marietta Materials exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 835,700 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $111.77-$119.12 after having opened the day at $114.86 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $120.62.

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Martin Marietta Materials, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, produces and sells aggregates for the construction industry. The company operates in four segments: Mid-America Group, Southeast Group, West Group, and Specialty Products. Martin Marietta Materials has a market cap of $8.2 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are up 23.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Martin Marietta Materials a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 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, impressive record of earnings per share growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. We feel these 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

).

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