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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%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Fluor ( FLR), down 2.2%, and DR Horton ( DHI), down 0.9%. A company within the industry that increased today was USG ( USG), up 1.8%.

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

3. MasTec ( MTZ) is one of the companies pushing the Materials & Construction industry lower today. As of noon trading, MasTec is down $1.07 (-5.2%) to $19.58 on average volume. Thus far, 570,577 shares of MasTec exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $18.91-$20.64 after having opened the day at $20.53 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $20.65.

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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 $1.7 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are down 8.7% 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 hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth and reasonable valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, disappointing return on equity and weak operating cash flow. Get the full MasTec Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Eagle Materials ( EXP) is down $2.36 (-3.1%) to $72.64 on light volume. Thus far, 317,734 shares of Eagle Materials exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 995,800 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $71.36-$74.63 after having opened the day at $74.63 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $75.00.

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Eagle Materials Inc. manufactures and distributes building products used in residential, industrial, commercial, and infrastructure construction in the United States. The company operates in four segments: Cement, Gypsum Wallboard, Recycled Paperboard, and Concrete and Aggregates. Eagle Materials has a market cap of $3.8 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are down 1.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Eagle Materials a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Eagle Materials as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, revenue growth, notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Eagle Materials Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Sherwin-Williams ( SHW) is down $2.05 (-0.8%) to $272.37 on average volume. Thus far, 356,290 shares of Sherwin-Williams exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 657,900 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $272.06-$274.17 after having opened the day at $272.68 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $274.42.

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The Sherwin-Williams Company is engaged in the development, manufacture, distribution, and sale of paints, coatings, and related products to professional, industrial, commercial, and retail customers worldwide. Sherwin-Williams has a market cap of $26.2 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 4.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Sherwin-Williams a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Sherwin-Williams as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. 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 Sherwin-Williams 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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