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 49 points (0.3%) at 16,411 as of Monday, April 28, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,415 issues advancing vs. 1,576 declining with 152 unchanged. The Materials & Construction industry currently sits down 0.9% versus the S&P 500, which is unchanged. A company within the industry that increased today was Waste Management ( WM), up 1.4%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Texas Industries ( TXI), down 4.6%, Eagle Materials ( EXP), down 4.4% and Chicago Bridge & Iron Company ( CBI), down 2.2%. TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the industry higher today: 3. Republic Services ( RSG) is one of the companies pushing the Materials & Construction industry higher today. As of noon trading, Republic Services is up $0.23 (0.7%) to $34.63 on light volume. Thus far, 472,314 shares of Republic Services exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $34.50-$34.80 after having opened the day at $34.54 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $34.40. Republic Services, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides non-hazardous solid waste collection, transfer, and recycling and disposal services for commercial, industrial, municipal, and residential customers in the United States and Puerto Rico. Republic Services has a market cap of $12.5 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.1, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 3.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 4 analysts who rate Republic Services a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates Republic Services as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, reasonable valuation levels and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Republic Services 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.