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.

All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 91 points (0.5%) at 17,645 as of Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,121 issues advancing vs. 817 declining with 185 unchanged.

The Materials & Construction industry currently sits up 0.6% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.7%. A company within the industry that increased today was Vulcan Materials ( VMC), up 1.1%.

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

3. Cemex SAB de CV ( CX) is one of the companies pushing the Materials & Construction industry higher today. As of noon trading, Cemex SAB de CV is up $0.15 (1.6%) to $9.50 on average volume. Thus far, 6.1 million shares of Cemex SAB de CV exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 12.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $9.33-$9.54 after having opened the day at $9.41 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $9.35.

STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12 months. Learn more.

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 $11.2 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are down 8.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 8 analysts who 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 impressive record of earnings per share growth, notable return on equity and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself and poor profit margins. Get the full Cemex SAB de CV 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.

2. As of noon trading, DR Horton ( DHI) is up $0.24 (1.0%) to $23.65 on average volume. Thus far, 2.6 million shares of DR Horton exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $23.22-$23.80 after having opened the day at $23.52 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $23.41.

STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12 months. Learn more.

D.R. Horton, Inc. operates as a homebuilding company. It is engaged in the acquisition and development of land; and construction and sale of residential homes in 27 states and 79 markets in the United States under the names of D.R. DR Horton has a market cap of $8.4 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are down 7.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 8 analysts who rate DR Horton a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates DR Horton as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full DR Horton 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.

1. As of noon trading, Sherwin-Williams ( SHW) is up $1.81 (0.7%) to $275.03 on light volume. Thus far, 241,387 shares of Sherwin-Williams exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 653,500 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $272.77-$275.72 after having opened the day at $275.49 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $273.22.

STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12 months. Learn more.

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 3.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 6 analysts who rate Sherwin-Williams a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 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.

STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12 months. Learn more.

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).

null