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 31 points (0.2%) at 16,096 as of Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, 11:45 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,434 issues advancing vs. 1,496 declining with 119 unchanged. The Materials & Construction industry currently sits down 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Fastenal Company ( FAST), down 1.6%, Chicago Bridge & Iron Company ( CBI), down 1.4%, Plum Creek Timber ( PCL), down 0.8%, Waste Management ( WM), down 0.6% and Republic Services ( RSG), down 0.5%. TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the industry higher today: 3. Vulcan Materials Company ( VMC) is one of the companies pushing the Materials & Construction industry higher today. As of noon trading, Vulcan Materials Company is up $0.82 (1.4%) to $57.61 on average volume. Thus far, 283,640 shares of Vulcan Materials Company exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 651,900 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $56.60-$57.74 after having opened the day at $56.67 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $56.79. Vulcan Materials Company engages in the production and sale of construction aggregates, as well as asphalt mix, ready-mixed concrete, and cement primarily in the United States. The company operates in four segments: Aggregates, Concrete, Asphalt Mix, and Cement. Vulcan Materials Company has a market cap of $7.3 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 512.3, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 8.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Vulcan Materials Company a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates Vulcan Materials Company 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's profit margins have been poor overall. Get the full Vulcan Materials Company 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.