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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 66 points (-0.4%) at 17,671 as of Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, 12:05 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 975 issues advancing vs. 1,992 declining with 175 unchanged.

The Materials & Construction industry currently sits up 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.8%. A company within the industry that increased today was USG ( USG), up 1.8%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Fluor ( FLR), down 2.2%, and DR Horton ( DHI), down 0.9%.

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

3. Standard Pacific ( SPF) is one of the companies pushing the Materials & Construction industry higher today. As of noon trading, Standard Pacific is up $0.35 (4.7%) to $7.75 on average volume. Thus far, 2.0 million shares of Standard Pacific exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $7.44-$7.82 after having opened the day at $7.53 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $7.40.

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Standard Pacific Corp. operates as a builder of single-family attached and detached homes in the United States. It constructs homes for various homebuyers primarily move-up buyers in metropolitan markets in California, Florida, the Carolinas, Texas, Arizona, and Colorado. Standard Pacific has a market cap of $2.0 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are up 1.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there is 1 analyst who rates Standard Pacific a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Standard Pacific as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth and attractive valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk, disappointing return on equity and weak operating cash flow. Get the full Standard Pacific Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, NVR ( NVR) is up $12.00 (0.9%) to $1,324.00 on average volume. Thus far, 13,856 shares of NVR exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 33,600 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $1,297.00-$1,334.96 after having opened the day at $1,299.95 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $1,312.00.

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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 $5.3 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are up 2.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. 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 weak operating cash flow. Get the full NVR Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Lennar ( LEN) is up $0.50 (1.1%) to $47.29 on average volume. Thus far, 1.7 million shares of Lennar exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $46.71-$47.77 after having opened the day at $46.97 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $46.79.

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Lennar Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, is engaged in homebuilding activities in the United States. Lennar has a market cap of $8.2 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are up 4.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 7 analysts who rate Lennar a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Lennar as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance, compelling growth in net income, good cash flow from operations and impressive record of earnings per share growth. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full Lennar 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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