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One out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 25 points (-0.1%) at 17,365 as of Monday, Nov. 3, 2014, 12:00 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,608 issues advancing vs. 1,366 declining with 174 unchanged.

The Materials & Construction industry currently sits down 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Republic Services ( RSG), down 1.6%, and Waste Management ( WM), down 0.7%. A company within the industry that increased today was Vulcan Materials ( VMC), up 1.0%.

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

3. Granite Construction ( GVA) is one of the companies pushing the Materials & Construction industry lower today. As of noon trading, Granite Construction is down $2.09 (-5.7%) to $34.82 on heavy volume. Thus far, 226,011 shares of Granite Construction exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 181,000 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $33.06-$35.00 after having opened the day at $34.48 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $36.91.

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Granite Construction Incorporated operates as a heavy civil contractor and a construction materials producer in the United States. The company operates in four segments: Construction, Large Project Construction, Construction Materials, and Real Estate. Granite Construction has a market cap of $1.4 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are up 5.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Granite Construction a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Granite Construction as a hold. 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 and increase in stock price during the past year. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity, weak operating cash flow and poor profit margins. Get the full Granite Construction Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, MasTec ( MTZ) is down $0.94 (-3.3%) to $27.70 on average volume. Thus far, 490,699 shares of MasTec exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $27.53-$28.84 after having opened the day at $28.73 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $28.64.

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MasTec, Inc., an infrastructure construction company, provides engineering, building, installation, maintenance, and upgrade services for energy, utility, and communications infrastructure primarily in the United States. MasTec has a market cap of $2.2 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are down 12.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate MasTec a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates MasTec as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations and reasonable valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full MasTec Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Cemex SAB de CV ( CX) is down $0.06 (-0.5%) to $12.24 on light volume. Thus far, 2.3 million shares of Cemex SAB de CV exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 9.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $12.16-$12.36 after having opened the day at $12.28 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $12.30.

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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 $14.4 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are up 4.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 8 analysts that 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 solid stock price performance, 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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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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