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 down 10 points (-0.1%) at 17,605 as of Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014, 12:20 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,473 issues advancing vs. 1,490 declining with 167 unchanged. The Materials & Construction industry currently sits down 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Lennar ( LEN), down 1.9%, and Rayonier ( RYN), down 1.4%. TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the industry higher today: 3. Martin Marietta Materials ( MLM) is one of the companies pushing the Materials & Construction industry higher today. As of noon trading, Martin Marietta Materials is up $1.20 (1.0%) to $126.77 on light volume. Thus far, 192,082 shares of Martin Marietta Materials exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 927,000 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $124.79-$126.77 after having opened the day at $125.26 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $125.57. STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12 months. Learn more. Martin Marietta Materials, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, produces and sells aggregates for the construction industry. The company operates in four segments: Mid-America Group, Southeast Group, West Group, and Specialty Products. Martin Marietta Materials has a market cap of $8.4 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are up 25.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 3 analysts who rate Martin Marietta Materials a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates Martin Marietta Materials as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Martin Marietta Materials 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.