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. Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 79 points (-0.5%) at 15,419 as of Friday, Aug. 9, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,348 issues advancing vs. 1,561 declining with 117 unchanged. The Materials & Construction industry currently sits down 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.2%. Top gainers within the industry include Foster Wheeler ( FWLT), up 3.9%, and Weyerhaeuser ( WY), up 0.8%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Tutor Perini ( TPC), down 5.1%, Darling International ( DAR), down 2.1%, PulteGroup ( PHM), down 0.7%, DR Horton ( DHI), down 0.7% and Cemex S.A.B. de C.V ( CX), down 0.6%. TheStreet would like to highlight 5 stocks pushing the industry higher today: 5. McDermott International ( MDR) is one of the companies pushing the Materials & Construction industry higher today. As of noon trading, McDermott International is up $0.30 (4.4%) to $7.18 on heavy volume. Thus far, 4.1 million shares of McDermott International exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $7.11-$7.25 after having opened the day at $7.14 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $6.88. McDermott International, Inc. operates as an engineering, procurement, construction, and installation (EPCI) company worldwide. The company operates in three segments: Asia Pacific, Atlantic, and the Middle East. It focuses on designing and executing complex offshore oil and gas projects. McDermott International has a market cap of $1.6 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 17.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate McDermott International a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates McDermott International as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and reasonable valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, poor profit margins and weak operating cash flow. Get the full McDermott International 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.