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Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 21 points (-0.1%) at 18,193 as of Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, 12:05 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,682 issues advancing vs. 1,233 declining with 204 unchanged.

The Materials & Construction industry currently sits up 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is unchanged. Top gainers within the industry include Comfort Systems USA ( FIX), up 8.4%, Martin Marietta Materials ( MLM), up 1.1% and Vulcan Materials ( VMC), up 0.7%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Masonite International ( DOOR), down 2.9%, Clean Harbors ( CLH), down 1.6% and Chicago Bridge & Iron Company ( CBI), down 1.4%.

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

3. MasTec ( MTZ) is one of the companies pushing the Materials & Construction industry higher today. As of noon trading, MasTec is up $1.80 (8.8%) to $22.33 on heavy volume. Thus far, 1.2 million shares of MasTec exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $21.46-$22.75 after having opened the day at $22.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $20.53.

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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 9.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 8 analysts who rate MasTec a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates MasTec as a hold. Among the primary strengths of the company is its revenue growth. At the same time, however, 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, Waste Management ( WM) is up $0.34 (0.6%) to $54.62 on light volume. Thus far, 397,635 shares of Waste Management exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $54.12-$54.62 after having opened the day at $54.31 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $54.28.

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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 $25.0 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are up 5.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 2 analysts who rate Waste Management a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 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 solid stock price performance, notable return on equity, attractive valuation levels, expanding profit margins and impressive record of earnings per share growth. 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 Waste Management Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, DR Horton ( DHI) is up $0.22 (0.8%) to $27.44 on light volume. Thus far, 1.2 million shares of DR Horton exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $27.15-$27.53 after having opened the day at $27.23 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $27.22.

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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 $10.0 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are up 7.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 7 analysts who rate DR Horton a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 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, solid stock price performance and growth in earnings per share. 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.

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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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