All three major indices are trading up today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading up 104 points (0.6%) at 17,836 as of Friday, Nov. 20, 2015, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,952 issues advancing vs. 981 declining with 162 unchanged.

The Materials & Construction industry currently sits up 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.6%. Top gainers within the industry include

Waste Connections

(

WCN

), up 1.6%,

Fastenal

(

FAST

), up 1.3%,

Vulcan Materials

(

VMC

), up 1.3%,

Martin Marietta Materials

(

MLM

), up 0.9% and

Plum Creek Timber

(

PCL

), up 0.9%.

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

3.

Eagle Materials

(

EXP

) is one of the companies pushing the Materials & Construction industry lower today. As of noon trading, Eagle Materials is down $1.21 (-1.7%) to $69.44 on light volume. Thus far, 319,836 shares of Eagle Materials exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 862,900 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $68.29-$70.86 after having opened the day at $69.07 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $70.65.

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Eagle Materials Inc. produces and sells construction products and building materials used in residential, industrial, commercial, and infrastructure construction; and products used in oil and natural gas extraction in the United States. Eagle Materials has a market cap of $3.5 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are down 7.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Eagle Materials a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Eagle Materials

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations 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

Eagle Materials Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

Fluor

(

FLR

) is down $0.36 (-0.7%) to $48.51 on light volume. Thus far, 376,754 shares of Fluor exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $48.34-$49.40 after having opened the day at $49.11 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $48.87.

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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 $6.9 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are down 19.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. 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,

Chicago Bridge & Iron Company

(

CBI

) is down $0.47 (-1.1%) to $42.27 on average volume. Thus far, 801,275 shares of Chicago Bridge & Iron Company exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $42.20-$43.05 after having opened the day at $42.98 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $42.74.

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Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. provides conceptual design, technology, engineering, procurement, fabrication, modularization, construction, commissioning, maintenance, program management, and environmental services worldwide. Chicago Bridge & Iron Company has a market cap of $4.4 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are up 1.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Chicago Bridge & Iron Company a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Chicago Bridge & Iron Company

as a

hold

. The company's strongest point has been its a solid financial position based on a variety of debt and liquidity measures that we have looked at. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins. Get the full

Chicago Bridge & Iron Company 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

).