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. One out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 61 points (0.4%) at 15,361 as of Friday, Sept. 13, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,640 issues advancing vs. 1,247 declining with 140 unchanged. The Materials & Construction industry currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. Top gainers within the industry include Masco Corporation ( MAS), up 0.7%, and Cemex S.A.B. de C.V ( CX), up 0.4%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Lennar Corporation ( LEN), down 3.0%, Meritage Homes Corporation ( MTH), down 2.3%, DR Horton ( DHI), down 2.4%, Foster Wheeler ( FWLT), down 1.6% and PulteGroup ( PHM), down 1.3%. TheStreet would like to highlight 4 stocks pushing the industry higher today: 4. Gafisa ( GFA) is one of the companies pushing the Materials & Construction industry higher today. As of noon trading, Gafisa is up $0.14 (5.0%) to $2.98 on average volume. Thus far, 930,595 shares of Gafisa exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $2.85-$2.99 after having opened the day at $2.86 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $2.84. Gafisa S.A. operates as a homebuilder in Brazil. The company operates in three segments: Gafisa, Tenda, and Alphaville. Gafisa has a market cap of $630.9 million and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are down 37.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Gafisa a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates Gafisa as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its unimpressive growth in net income, poor profit margins and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself. Get the full Gafisa 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.