3 Materials & Construction Stocks On The Rise

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 78 points (0.5%) at 17,023 as of Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,765 issues advancing vs. 1,183 declining with 200 unchanged.

The Materials & Construction industry currently sits up 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.3%. Top gainers within the industry include Fluor ( FLR), up 0.8%, and Sherwin-Williams ( SHW), up 0.6%. A company within the industry that fell today was PulteGroup ( PHM), up 0.7%.

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

3. Clean Harbors ( CLH) is one of the companies pushing the Materials & Construction industry higher today. As of noon trading, Clean Harbors is up $0.56 (1.0%) to $56.32 on light volume. Thus far, 92,714 shares of Clean Harbors exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 418,200 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $55.42-$56.47 after having opened the day at $55.95 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $55.76.

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Clean Harbors, Inc. provides environmental, energy, and industrial services primarily in the United States, Puerto Rico, and Canada. Clean Harbors has a market cap of $3.4 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are down 7.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 4 analysts who rate Clean Harbors a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Clean Harbors 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, reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations, growth in earnings per share and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Clean Harbors Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, NVR ( NVR) is up $11.24 (1.0%) to $1,155.00 on light volume. Thus far, 4,288 shares of NVR exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 32,500 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $1,134.34-$1,155.00 after having opened the day at $1,138.39 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $1,143.76.

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NVR, Inc. operates as a homebuilder in the United States. The company operates through Homebuilding and Mortgage Banking segments. NVR has a market cap of $4.8 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are up 11.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there is 1 analyst who rates NVR a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates NVR 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, 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 NVR Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Chicago Bridge & Iron Company ( CBI) is up $0.48 (0.8%) to $59.18 on average volume. Thus far, 810,196 shares of Chicago Bridge & Iron Company exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $58.08-$59.77 after having opened the day at $58.98 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $58.70.

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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 $6.5 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are down 29.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. 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 and compelling growth in net income. 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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