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One out of the three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 13 points (0.1%) at 18,222 as of Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, 12:00 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,791 issues advancing vs. 1,158 declining with 171 unchanged.

The Materials & Construction industry currently sits up 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is unchanged. A company within the industry that increased today was Weyerhaeuser ( WY), up 0.9%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Owens-Corning ( OC), down 1.7%, Cemex SAB de CV ( CX), down 1.6% and Sherwin-Williams ( SHW), down 0.5%.

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

3. Clean Harbors ( CLH) is one of the companies pushing the Materials & Construction industry higher today. As of noon trading, Clean Harbors is up $3.09 (5.9%) to $55.47 on heavy volume. Thus far, 717,533 shares of Clean Harbors exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 807,800 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $53.65-$55.97 after having opened the day at $54.87 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $52.38.

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Clean Harbors, Inc. provides environmental, energy, and industrial services primarily in the United States, Puerto Rico, and Canada. Clean Harbors has a market cap of $3.1 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are up 9.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 5 analysts who rate Clean Harbors a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Clean Harbors as a hold. Among the primary strengths of the company is its solid financial position based on a variety of debt and liquidity measures that we have evaluated. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including feeble growth in the company's earnings per share, deteriorating net income and disappointing return on equity. Get the full Clean Harbors Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Vulcan Materials ( VMC) is up $1.16 (1.4%) to $81.80 on average volume. Thus far, 711,667 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 $80.53-$81.80 after having opened the day at $80.78 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $80.63.

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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 $10.6 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are up 22.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 5 analysts who rate Vulcan Materials a buy, 1 analyst rates 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 reasonable valuation levels. 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, Chicago Bridge & Iron Company ( CBI) is up $5.21 (12.5%) to $46.93 on heavy volume. Thus far, 5.5 million shares of Chicago Bridge & Iron Company exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $43.91-$48.41 after having opened the day at $43.91 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $41.72.

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Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. provides conceptual design, technology, engineering, procurement, fabrication, modularization, construction, commissioning, maintenance, program management, and environmental services to customers in the energy infrastructure worldwide. Chicago Bridge & Iron Company has a market cap of $4.4 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are down 0.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 9 analysts who rate Chicago Bridge & Iron Company a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Chicago Bridge & Iron Company as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity and impressive record of earnings per share growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including weak operating cash flow, a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself and generally higher debt management risk. Get the full Chicago Bridge & Iron Company 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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