Editor's Note: Any reference to TheStreet Ratings and its underlying recommendation does not reflect the opinion of TheStreet, Inc. or any of its contributors including Jim Cramer or Stephanie Link. All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 27 points (0.2%) at 15,548 as of Wednesday, July 31, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,364 issues advancing vs. 1,544 declining with 117 unchanged. The Materials & Construction industry currently sits up 0.6% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.3%. Top gainers within the industry include Fastenal Company ( FAST), up 1.4%, and Cemex S.A.B. de C.V ( CX), up 1.1%. A company within the industry that fell today was Aegion ( AEGN), up 5.5%. TheStreet would like to highlight 4 stocks pushing the industry higher today: 4. Progressive Waste Solutions ( BIN) is one of the companies pushing the Materials & Construction industry higher today. As of noon trading, Progressive Waste Solutions is up $0.79 (3.4%) to $23.85 on average volume. Thus far, 136,641 shares of Progressive Waste Solutions exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 183,300 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $23.03-$23.89 after having opened the day at $23.09 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $23.06. Progressive Waste Solutions Ltd. operates as a vertically integrated non-hazardous solid waste management company in North America. It operates through three segments: Canada, the U.S. south, and the U.S. northeast. Progressive Waste Solutions has a market cap of $2.6 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are up 6.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Progressive Waste Solutions a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates Progressive Waste Solutions as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company has favored debt over equity in the management of its balance sheet. Get the full Progressive Waste Solutions Ratings Report now. 3x UPSIDE POTENTIAL: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12-months. Learn more.