Today's Stocks Driving Success For The Materials & Construction Industry

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 81 points (0.5%) at 17,082 as of Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,780 issues advancing vs. 1,159 declining with 188 unchanged.

The Materials & Construction industry currently sits up 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.4%. A company within the industry that fell today was James Hardie Industries ( JHX), up 1.0%.

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

3. Fluor ( FLR) is one of the companies pushing the Materials & Construction industry higher today. As of noon trading, Fluor is up $0.82 (1.1%) to $74.75 on light volume. Thus far, 250,040 shares of Fluor exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $74.35-$74.86 after having opened the day at $74.40 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $73.93.

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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 $11.7 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are down 7.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 17 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 largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity, growth in earnings per share 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 Fluor Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Cemex SAB de CV ( CX) is up $0.20 (1.5%) to $13.08 on light volume. Thus far, 2.9 million shares of Cemex SAB de CV exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 8.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $12.88-$13.09 after having opened the day at $12.92 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $12.88.

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CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V. produces, markets, distributes, and sells cement, ready-mix concrete, clinker, aggregates, and other construction materials for home construction and concrete pavement applications. Cemex SAB de CV has a market cap of $15.3 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are up 8.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 8 analysts who rate Cemex SAB de CV a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Cemex SAB de CV as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's profit margins have been poor overall. Get the full Cemex SAB de CV Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Chicago Bridge & Iron Company ( CBI) is up $0.89 (1.4%) to $64.02 on average volume. Thus far, 1.0 million shares of Chicago Bridge & Iron Company exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $63.15-$64.65 after having opened the day at $63.39 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $63.13.

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Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. provides conceptual design, technology, engineering, procurement, fabrication, modularization, construction, commissioning, maintenance, program management, and environmental services to customers in the energy infrastructure worldwide. Chicago Bridge & Iron Company has a market cap of $6.9 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are down 24.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 10 analysts who rate Chicago Bridge & Iron Company a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Chicago Bridge & Iron Company as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, notable return on equity, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Chicago Bridge & Iron Company 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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