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 up 22 points (0.1%) at 17,010 as of Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 891 issues advancing vs. 2,107 declining with 158 unchanged. The Materials & Construction industry currently sits down 1.0% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.2%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Weyerhaeuser ( WY), down 0.7%, and Sherwin-Williams ( SHW), down 0.5%. TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the industry higher today: 3. Louisiana-Pacific ( LPX) is one of the companies pushing the Materials & Construction industry higher today. As of noon trading, Louisiana-Pacific is up $0.45 (3.3%) to $14.12 on average volume. Thus far, 1.6 million shares of Louisiana-Pacific exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $13.66-$14.14 after having opened the day at $13.66 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $13.67. STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12 months. Learn more. Louisiana-Pacific Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells building products for new home construction, repair and remodeling, manufactured housing, and light industrial and commercial construction. Louisiana-Pacific has a market cap of $2.0 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 26.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 6 analysts who rate Louisiana-Pacific a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates Louisiana-Pacific as a hold. Among the primary strengths of the company is its solid financial position based on a variety of debt and liquidity measures that we have evaluated. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins. Get the full Louisiana-Pacific 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.