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 90 points (0.6%) at 15,153 as of Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,842 issues advancing vs. 1,092 declining with 95 unchanged. The Materials & Construction industry currently sits up 0.6% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.5%. Top gainers within the industry include Chicago Bridge & Iron Company ( CBI), up 3.3%, Quanta Services ( PWR), up 2.1%, Martin Marietta Materials ( MLM), up 1.7%, Vulcan Materials Company ( VMC), up 1.5% and Stericycle Incorporated ( SRCL), up 0.8%. TheStreet would like to highlight 5 stocks pushing the industry higher today: 5. Waste Management ( WM) is one of the companies pushing the Materials & Construction industry higher today. As of noon trading, Waste Management is up $0.33 (0.8%) to $40.67 on light volume. Thus far, 536,314 shares of Waste Management exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $40.40-$40.78 after having opened the day at $40.50 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $40.34. Waste Management, Inc. provides waste management services to residential, commercial, industrial, and municipal customers in North America. It offers collection, transfer, recycling and resource recovery, and disposal services. Waste Management has a market cap of $18.7 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are up 18.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates 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 revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels, increase in stock price during the past year, increase in net income and growth in earnings per share. We feel these 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. 3x UPSIDE POTENTIAL: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12-months. Learn more.