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 115 points (0.7%) at 16,388 as of Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,987 issues advancing vs. 938 declining with 158 unchanged. The Materials & Construction industry currently sits up 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.6%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Plum Creek Timber ( PCL), down 0.8%, Lennar Corporation ( LEN), down 0.6% and Cemex S.A.B. de C.V ( CX), down 0.6%. Top gainers within the industry include James Hardie Industries ( JHX), up 3.4%, Waste Connections ( WCN), up 2.0%, Chicago Bridge & Iron Company ( CBI), up 1.5% and Sherwin-Williams Company ( SHW), up 0.9%. TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the industry lower today: 3. Fastenal Company ( FAST) is one of the companies pushing the Materials & Construction industry lower today. As of noon trading, Fastenal Company is down $0.53 (-1.1%) to $47.04 on light volume. Thus far, 695,573 shares of Fastenal Company exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $46.95-$47.67 after having opened the day at $47.67 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $47.57. Fastenal Company, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a wholesaler and retailer of industrial and construction supplies in the United States, Canada, and internationally. The company offers fasteners and other industrial and construction supplies under the Fastenal name. Fastenal Company has a market cap of $13.8 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are up 0.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Fastenal Company a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates Fastenal Company as a buy. 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, expanding profit margins, increase in net income and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Fastenal Company 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.