3 Materials & Construction Stocks On The Rise

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 34 points (0.2%) at 16,585 as of Friday, May 9, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,493 issues advancing vs. 1,448 declining with 155 unchanged.

The Materials & Construction industry currently sits up 0.5% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Fastenal ( FAST), down 0.6%, and Waste Management ( WM), down 0.6%.

TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the industry higher today:

3. Darling International ( DAR) is one of the companies pushing the Materials & Construction industry higher today. As of noon trading, Darling International is up $0.61 (3.1%) to $20.52 on heavy volume. Thus far, 1.5 million shares of Darling International exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $19.26-$20.71 after having opened the day at $19.30 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $19.91.

Darling International Inc. provides rendering, used cooking oil, and bakery residual recycling and recovery solutions to the food industry. The company operates in two segments, Rendering and Bakery. Darling International has a market cap of $3.3 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are down 4.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 3 analysts who rate Darling International a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Darling International 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 and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Darling International Ratings Report now.

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