Editor's Note: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 12 points (0.1%) at 15,069 as of Wednesday, May 8, 2013, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,670 issues advancing vs. 1,254 declining with 121 unchanged. The Materials & Construction industry currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. A company within the industry that increased today was Weyerhaeuser ( WY), up 0.55. A company within the industry that fell today was PulteGroup ( PHM), up 1.55. TheStreet Ratings group would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the industry higher today: 3. Plum Creek Timber ( PCL) is one of the companies pushing the Materials & Construction industry higher today. As of noon trading, Plum Creek Timber is up $0.42 (0.82) to $51.92 on average volume Thus far, 353,828 shares of Plum Creek Timber exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 777,900 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $51.45-$51.94 after having opened the day at $51.55 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $51.50. Plum Creek Timber Company, Inc. is a publicly owned real estate investment trust (REIT). The trust owns and manages timberlands in the United States. Its products include lumber products, plywood, medium density fiberboard, and related by-products, such as wood chips. Plum Creek Timber has a market cap of $8.4 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 36.2, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 16.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Plum Creek Timber a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates Plum Creek Timber 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 notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Plum Creek Timber Ratings Report now. Exclusive Offer: Jim Cramer's 'go-to' small/mid-cap guru Bryan Ashenberg only buys stocks he thinks could return 50-100%. See his top picks for 14-days FREE.