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

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading down 88 points (-0.5%) at 17,785 as of Tuesday, May 31, 2016, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,627 issues advancing vs. 1,333 declining with 171 unchanged.

The Materials & Construction industry currently sits up 0.5% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.2%. A company within the industry that fell today was

Waste Connections

(

WCN

), up 0.8%.

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

3.

Vulcan Materials

(

VMC

) is one of the companies pushing the Materials & Construction industry lower today. As of noon trading, Vulcan Materials is down $1.61 (-1.4%) to $116.51 on light volume. Thus far, 225,474 shares of Vulcan Materials exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 954,100 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $116.50-$118.46 after having opened the day at $118.15 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $118.12.

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Vulcan Materials Company produces and sells construction aggregates, asphalt mix, and ready-mixed concrete primarily in the United States. It operates through four segments: Aggregates, Asphalt Mix, Concrete, and Calcium. Vulcan Materials has a market cap of $15.7 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are up 24.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Vulcan Materials a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Vulcan Materials

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, robust revenue growth, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company is trading at a premium valuation based on our review of its current price compared to such things as earnings and book value. Get the full

Vulcan Materials Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

Martin Marietta Materials

(

MLM

) is down $1.75 (-0.9%) to $190.08 on light volume. Thus far, 229,501 shares of Martin Marietta Materials exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 746,000 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $189.91-$193.08 after having opened the day at $192.91 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $191.83.

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Martin Marietta Materials, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, supplies aggregates products and heavy building materials for the construction industry in the United States and internationally. Martin Marietta Materials has a market cap of $12.2 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are up 40.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Martin Marietta Materials a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 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 solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, revenue growth and good cash flow from operations. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full

Martin Marietta Materials Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

Waste Management

(

WM

) is down $0.68 (-1.1%) to $60.65 on average volume. Thus far, 907,523 shares of Waste Management exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $60.60-$61.63 after having opened the day at $61.34 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $61.33.

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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 $27.2 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are up 14.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Waste Management a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 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 compelling growth in net income, revenue growth, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. 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

).