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 60 points (0.4%) at 16,517 as of Tuesday, April 1, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,859 issues advancing vs. 1,154 declining with 141 unchanged. The Materials & Construction industry currently sits up 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.4%. Top gainers within the industry include Masco Corporation ( MAS), up 1.8%, USG ( USG), up 1.8% and Owens-Corning ( OC), up 1.3%. A company within the industry that fell today was James Hardie Industries ( JHX), up 1.5%. TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the industry higher today: 3. PulteGroup ( PHM) is one of the companies pushing the Materials & Construction industry higher today. As of noon trading, PulteGroup is up $0.40 (2.1%) to $19.59 on light volume. Thus far, 2.5 million shares of PulteGroup exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $19.10-$19.69 after having opened the day at $19.25 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $19.19. PulteGroup, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in homebuilding and financial services businesses primarily in the United States. PulteGroup has a market cap of $7.2 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are down 5.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 7 analysts who rate PulteGroup a buy, 4 analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates PulteGroup as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity and impressive record of earnings per share growth. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full PulteGroup 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.