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

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading up 21 points (0.1%) at 16,188 as of Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,791 issues advancing vs. 1,124 declining with 176 unchanged.

The Materials & Construction industry currently sits up 0.6% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include

Installed Building Products

(

IBP

), down 6.9%, and

Granite Construction

(

GVA

), down 2.3%. Top gainers within the industry include

MasTec

(

MTZ

), up 4.5%,

Eagle Materials

(

EXP

), up 2.7% and

Fastenal

(

FAST

), up 1.5%.

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

3.

Toll Brothers

(

TOL

) is one of the companies pushing the Materials & Construction industry lower today. As of noon trading, Toll Brothers is down $0.19 (-0.7%) to $27.37 on average volume. Thus far, 1.1 million shares of Toll Brothers exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $27.20-$27.60 after having opened the day at $27.54 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $27.56.

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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 17.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 7 analysts that 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

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, revenue growth and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity, weak operating cash flow and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full

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2. As of noon trading,

Fluor

(

FLR

) is down $0.22 (-0.5%) to $43.77 on light volume. Thus far, 639,151 shares of Fluor exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $42.89-$43.90 after having opened the day at $43.52 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $43.99.

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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 $6.0 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are down 6.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 10 analysts that 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,

DR Horton

(

DHI

) is down $0.23 (-0.8%) to $27.11 on average volume. Thus far, 2.2 million shares of DR Horton exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $26.76-$27.27 after having opened the day at $26.98 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $27.34.

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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 $9.8 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are down 14.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate DR Horton a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 10 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 solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, revenue growth, notable return on equity and good cash flow from operations. 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

).