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 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 lower today: 3. Eagle Materials ( EXP) is one of the companies pushing the Materials & Construction industry lower today. As of noon trading, Eagle Materials is down $1.44 (-1.8%) to $79.75 on heavy volume. Thus far, 658,275 shares of Eagle Materials exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 675,600 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $78.77-$81.16 after having opened the day at $80.98 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $81.19. Eagle Materials Inc. manufactures and distributes building products used in residential, industrial, commercial, and infrastructure construction in the United States. The company operates in four segments: Cement, Gypsum Wallboard, Recycled Paperboard, and Concrete and Aggregates. Eagle Materials has a market cap of $4.1 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are up 4.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Eagle Materials a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates Eagle Materials as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Eagle Materials 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.