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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 37 points (0.2%) at 16,943 as of Wednesday, July 9, 2014, 12:45 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,468 issues advancing vs. 1,471 declining with 161 unchanged.

The Materials & Construction industry currently sits down 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.3%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include James Hardie Industries ( JHX), down 1.6%, Plum Creek Timber ( PCL), down 1.4% and Fastenal ( FAST), down 1.0%.

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

3. Eagle Materials ( EXP) is one of the companies pushing the Materials & Construction industry higher today. As of noon trading, Eagle Materials is up $1.17 (1.3%) to $93.42 on light volume. Thus far, 184,525 shares of Eagle Materials exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 704,400 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $92.73-$93.94 after having opened the day at $92.73 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $92.25.

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 $4.7 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are up 19.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 2 analysts who 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, notable return on equity, solid stock price performance and impressive record of earnings per share growth. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Eagle Materials Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Fluor ( FLR) is up $0.53 (0.7%) to $78.06 on average volume. Thus far, 432,921 shares of Fluor exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $77.50-$78.75 after having opened the day at $77.90 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $77.53.

Fluor Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides engineering, procurement, construction, fabrication and modularization, commissioning and maintenance, and project management services worldwide. Fluor has a market cap of $12.4 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are down 3.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 16 analysts who rate Fluor a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Fluor as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Fluor Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, DR Horton ( DHI) is up $0.15 (0.6%) to $24.50 on light volume. Thus far, 1.8 million shares of DR Horton exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $24.36-$24.82 after having opened the day at $24.41 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $24.35.

D.R. Horton, Inc. operates as a homebuilding company. It is engaged in the acquisition and development of land; and construction and sale of residential homes in 27 states and 78 markets in the United States under the D.R. Horton, America's Builder, Emerald Homes, and Breland Homes. DR Horton has a market cap of $7.9 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are up 9.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 8 analysts who rate DR Horton a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates DR Horton as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, increase in stock price during the past year, increase in net income, attractive valuation levels and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full DR Horton Ratings Report now.

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If you are interested in one of these 3 stocks, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the materials & construction industry could consider SPDR S&P Homebuilders ETF ( XHB) while those bearish on the materials & construction industry could consider ProShares Short Basic Materials Fd ( SBM).

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