All three major indices are trading down today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading down 42 points (-0.2%) at 17,187 as of Tuesday, March 15, 2016, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 594 issues advancing vs. 2,387 declining with 113 unchanged.

The Materials & Construction industry currently sits down 1.5% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.5%. A company within the industry that fell today was

Martin Marietta Materials

(

MLM

), up 1.3%.

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

3.

Waste Connections

(

WCN

) is one of the companies pushing the Materials & Construction industry higher today. As of noon trading, Waste Connections is up $0.52 (0.8%) to $64.60 on light volume. Thus far, 202,189 shares of Waste Connections exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $63.67-$64.68 after having opened the day at $63.67 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $64.08.

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Waste Connections, Inc., an integrated municipal solid waste (MSW) services company, provides solid waste collection, transfer, disposal, and recycling services primarily in the United States. Waste Connections has a market cap of $7.9 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are up 13.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 8 analysts who rate Waste Connections a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Waste Connections

as a

buy

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

Waste Connections Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

Stericycle

(

SRCL

) is up $2.38 (2.1%) to $118.34 on average volume. Thus far, 462,185 shares of Stericycle exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 825,700 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $114.81-$118.92 after having opened the day at $114.91 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $115.95.

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Stericycle, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides regulated and compliance solutions to the healthcare and commercial businesses. The company collects and processes specialized waste for disposal services. Stericycle has a market cap of $9.9 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are down 3.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 7 analysts who rate Stericycle a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Stericycle

as a

hold

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

Stericycle Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

Waste Management

(

WM

) is up $0.50 (0.9%) to $58.72 on light volume. Thus far, 802,150 shares of Waste Management exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $57.70-$58.84 after having opened the day at $57.81 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $58.22.

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Waste Management, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides waste management environmental services to residential, commercial, industrial, and municipal customers in North America. Waste Management has a market cap of $26.0 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are up 9.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 4 analysts who rate Waste Management a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Waste Management

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full

Waste Management 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

).