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. All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 84 points (0.5%) at 17,140 as of Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,536 issues advancing vs. 1,417 declining with 186 unchanged. The Materials & Construction industry currently sits down 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.4%. A company within the industry that fell today was KB Home ( KBH), up 5.8%. TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the industry lower today: 3. PulteGroup ( PHM) is one of the companies pushing the Materials & Construction industry lower today. As of noon trading, PulteGroup is down $0.21 (-1.1%) to $18.20 on heavy volume. Thus far, 4.2 million shares of PulteGroup exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $17.95-$18.46 after having opened the day at $18.06 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $18.41. 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 9.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate PulteGroup a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates PulteGroup as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity, increase in stock price during the past year and compelling growth in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full PulteGroup 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.