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 down 23 points (-0.2%) at 15,311 as of Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,760 issues advancing vs. 1,167 declining with 109 unchanged. The Materials & Construction industry currently sits up 0.7% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.1%. Top gainers within the industry include Lennar Corporation ( LEN), up 1.6%, DR Horton ( DHI), up 1.4%, PulteGroup ( PHM), up 1.3%, James Hardie Industries ( JHX), up 1.2% and Cemex S.A.B. de C.V ( CX), up 1.1%. TheStreet would like to highlight 5 stocks pushing the industry lower today: 5. Waste Connections ( WCN) is one of the companies pushing the Materials & Construction industry lower today. As of noon trading, Waste Connections is down $0.22 (-0.5%) to $44.47 on average volume. Thus far, 158,824 shares of Waste Connections exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 392,200 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $44.23-$44.64 after having opened the day at $44.61 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $44.69. Waste Connections, Inc., an integrated solid waste services company, provides solid waste collection, transfer, disposal, and recycling services. The company operates in four segments: Western, Central, Eastern, and Exploration and Production (E&P). Waste Connections has a market cap of $5.6 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are up 34.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Waste Connections a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates Waste Connections as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and increase in net income. 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 Connections Ratings Report now. STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12-months. Learn more.