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 24 points (0.1%) at 16,720 as of Tuesday, May 13, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,382 issues advancing vs. 1,595 declining with 161 unchanged. The Materials & Construction industry currently sits down 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is unchanged. Top gainers within the industry include James Hardie Industries ( JHX), up 1.5%, Quanta Services ( PWR), up 0.8%, Waste Management ( WM), up 0.5% and Weyerhaeuser ( WY), up 0.5%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include USG ( USG), down 1.5%, Darling Ingredients ( DAR), down 1.4%, Plum Creek Timber ( PCL), down 0.8% and Sherwin-Williams ( SHW), down 0.6%. 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 $0.32 (1.7%) to $19.16 on heavy volume. Thus far, 5.4 million shares of PulteGroup exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $18.84-$19.42 after having opened the day at $18.86 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $18.84. PulteGroup, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in homebuilding and financial services businesses primarily in the United States. PulteGroup has a market cap of $6.9 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are down 7.5% 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 largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. 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.