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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 74 points (0.4%) at 17,803 as of Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015, 12:00 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,374 issues advancing vs. 1,587 declining with 156 unchanged.

The Industrial Goods sector currently sits down 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.5%. Top gainers within the sector include Mohawk Industries ( MHK), up 1.2%, Northrop Grumman ( NOC), up 1.2%, Lockheed Martin ( LMT), up 1.0%, Royal Philips ( PHG), up 1.0% and Nidec ( NJ), up 1.0%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Tenaris ( TS), down 3.2%, Joy Global ( JOY), down 2.4%, Flowserve ( FLS), down 1.5%, Pentair ( PNR), down 1.3% and Dover ( DOV), down 1.4%.

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

3. CNH Industrial ( CNHI) is one of the companies pushing the Industrial Goods sector higher today. As of noon trading, CNH Industrial is up $0.08 (1.0%) to $7.78 on heavy volume. Thus far, 947,613 shares of CNH Industrial exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 892,000 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $7.75-$7.82 after having opened the day at $7.80 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $7.70.

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CNH Industrial N.V. designs, produces, and sells agricultural and construction equipment, trucks and commercial vehicles, and engines and transmissions for industrial and marine applications worldwide. CNH Industrial has a market cap of $10.4 billion and is part of the industrial industry. Shares are down 4.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are no analysts who rate CNH Industrial a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates CNH Industrial as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its generally high debt management risk, poor profit margins and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself. Get the full CNH Industrial Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Vulcan Materials ( VMC) is up $1.23 (1.6%) to $77.40 on average volume. Thus far, 752,860 shares of Vulcan Materials exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $76.82-$78.15 after having opened the day at $76.91 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $76.17.

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Vulcan Materials Company produces and sells construction aggregates, asphalt mix, ready-mixed concrete, and cement primarily in the United States. The company's Aggregates segment offers crushed stone, sand and gravel, sand, and other aggregates, as well as related products and services. Vulcan Materials has a market cap of $9.9 billion and is part of the materials & construction industry. Shares are up 15.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 5 analysts who rate Vulcan Materials a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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

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1. As of noon trading, Martin Marietta Materials ( MLM) is up $12.66 (10.6%) to $131.82 on heavy volume. Thus far, 1.9 million shares of Martin Marietta Materials exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 725,400 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $128.37-$135.47 after having opened the day at $128.51 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $119.16.

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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 $7.9 billion and is part of the materials & construction industry. Shares are up 8.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. 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 increase in stock price during the past year. 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.

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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 industrial goods sector could consider Industrial Select Sector SPDR ( XLI) while those bearish on the industrial goods sector could consider ProShares Short Dow 30 ( DOG).

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