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All three major indices are trading down today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading down 37 points (-0.2%) at 16,662 as of Friday, May 30, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,201 issues advancing vs. 1,742 declining with 169 unchanged.

The Materials & Construction industry currently sits down 0.5% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include

MasTec

(

MTZ

), down 6.1%,

James Hardie Industries

(

JHX

), down 1.6%,

Eagle Materials

(

EXP

), down 1.6%,

NVR

(

NVR

), down 1.2% and

DR Horton

(

DHI

), down 1.1%.

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 $1.88 (-1.5%) to $121.70 on light volume. Thus far, 138,587 shares of Martin Marietta Materials exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 686,800 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $121.66-$123.85 after having opened the day at $123.77 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $123.58.

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 $5.7 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are up 23.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 2 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, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, increase in stock price during the past year and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full

Martin Marietta Materials Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

Masco

(

MAS

) is down $0.20 (-0.9%) to $21.10 on average volume. Thus far, 2.6 million shares of Masco exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $21.10-$21.36 after having opened the day at $21.29 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $21.30.

Masco Corporation manufactures, distributes, and installs home improvement and building products in North America and internationally. Masco has a market cap of $7.6 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are down 6.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Masco a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 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, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full

Masco Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

PulteGroup

(

PHM

) is down $0.21 (-1.1%) to $19.53 on light volume. Thus far, 2.0 million shares of PulteGroup exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $19.45-$19.76 after having opened the day at $19.67 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $19.74.

PulteGroup, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in homebuilding and financial services businesses primarily in the United States. PulteGroup has a market cap of $7.5 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are down 3.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate PulteGroup a buy, 4 analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

PulteGroup

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its 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 has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full

PulteGroup 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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