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

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading down 69 points (-0.4%) at 17,966 as of Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,566 issues advancing vs. 1,391 declining with 190 unchanged.

The Materials & Construction industry currently sits up 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is unchanged. Top gainers within the industry include

DR Horton

(

DHI

), up 2.8%,

Masco

(

MAS

), up 2.6%,

Cemex SAB de CV

(

CX

), up 2.4%,

Toll Brothers

(

TOL

), up 2.4% and

Lennar

(

LEN

), up 2.2%.

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

3.

Tile Shop Holdings

(

TTS

) is one of the companies pushing the Materials & Construction industry higher today. As of noon trading, Tile Shop Holdings is up $1.93 (15.4%) to $14.49 on heavy volume. Thus far, 1.9 million shares of Tile Shop Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 468,000 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $13.07-$14.88 after having opened the day at $13.07 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $12.56.

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Tile Shop Holdings, Inc. operates as a specialty retailer of manufactured and natural stone tiles, setting and maintenance materials, and related accessories in the United States. Tile Shop Holdings has a market cap of $644.5 million and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 41.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 2 analysts who rate Tile Shop Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Tile Shop Holdings

as a

sell

. Among the areas we feel are negative, one of the most important has been a generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself. Get the full

Tile Shop Holdings Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

NVR

(

NVR

) is up $41.57 (3.2%) to $1,352.95 on heavy volume. Thus far, 19,789 shares of NVR exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 24,900 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $1,311.04-$1,358.00 after having opened the day at $1,311.04 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $1,311.38.

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NVR, Inc. operates as a homebuilder in the United States. The company operates through Homebuilding and Mortgage Banking segments. NVR has a market cap of $5.4 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are up 2.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there is 1 analyst who rates NVR a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

NVR

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity, solid stock price performance and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full

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now.

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1. As of noon trading,

Owens-Corning

(

OC

) is up $0.72 (1.7%) to $42.72 on average volume. Thus far, 886,580 shares of Owens-Corning exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $41.95-$42.72 after having opened the day at $42.09 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $42.00.

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Owens Corning, together with its subsidiaries, produces and sells glass fiber reinforcements and other materials for composite systems; and residential and commercial building materials worldwide. It operates in three segments: Composites, Insulation, and Roofing. Owens-Corning has a market cap of $5.0 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are up 17.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 5 analysts who rate Owens-Corning a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Owens-Corning

as a

buy

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

Owens-Corning 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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