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. Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 48 points (-0.3%) at 16,864 as of Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,073 issues advancing vs. 1,897 declining with 171 unchanged. The Materials & Construction industry currently sits down 0.6% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Plum Creek Timber ( PCL), down 2.2%, Toll Brothers ( TOL), down 1.1%, Vulcan Materials ( VMC), down 0.6% and Weyerhaeuser ( WY), down 0.5%. A company within the industry that increased today was James Hardie Industries ( JHX), up 1.3%. TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the industry lower today: 3. Masco ( MAS) is one of the companies pushing the Materials & Construction industry lower today. As of noon trading, Masco is down $0.36 (-1.7%) to $21.34 on average volume. Thus far, 2.4 million shares of Masco exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $21.29-$21.82 after having opened the day at $21.82 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $21.71. Masco Corporation manufactures, distributes, and installs home improvement and building products in North America and internationally. Masco has a market cap of $7.2 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are down 4.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Masco a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates Masco as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full Masco 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.