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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 41 points (0.2%) at 18,014 as of Friday, Feb. 13, 2015, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,903 issues advancing vs. 1,059 declining with 158 unchanged.

The Materials & Construction industry currently sits up 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. A company within the industry that fell today was Rayonier ( RYN), up 3.6%.

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

3. Republic Services ( RSG) is one of the companies pushing the Materials & Construction industry lower today. As of noon trading, Republic Services is down $1.59 (-3.9%) to $39.42 on heavy volume. Thus far, 1.6 million shares of Republic Services exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $39.34-$41.10 after having opened the day at $41.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $41.01.

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Republic Services, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides non-hazardous solid waste collection, transfer, and recycling and disposal services for commercial, industrial, municipal, and residential customers in the United States and Puerto Rico. Republic Services has a market cap of $14.5 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are up 1.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Republic Services a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Republic Services as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, reasonable valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full Republic Services Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Waste Management ( WM) is down $1.45 (-2.8%) to $51.25 on heavy volume. Thus far, 2.5 million shares of Waste Management exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $50.67-$51.65 after having opened the day at $51.53 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $52.70.

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Waste Management, Inc. provides waste management environmental services to residential, commercial, industrial, and municipal customers in North America. It offers collection, transfer, recycling and resource recovery, and disposal services. Waste Management has a market cap of $24.1 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are up 2.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Waste Management a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Waste Management as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its expanding profit margins 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 Waste Management Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Cemex SAB de CV ( CX) is down $0.10 (-0.9%) to $9.86 on light volume. Thus far, 3.3 million shares of Cemex SAB de CV exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 15.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $9.86-$10.05 after having opened the day at $9.96 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $9.96.

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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 $11.3 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are down 2.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 8 analysts that 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, expanding profit margins and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the stock has had a generally disappointing performance in the past year. Get the full Cemex SAB de CV 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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