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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. 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%. 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%.

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

3. Granite Construction ( GVA) is one of the companies pushing the Materials & Construction industry lower today. As of noon trading, Granite Construction is down $2.55 (-7.3%) to $32.41 on average volume. Thus far, 111,719 shares of Granite Construction exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 193,300 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $31.97-$34.00 after having opened the day at $34.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $34.96.

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Granite Construction Incorporated operates as a heavy civil contractor and a construction materials producer in the United States. The company operates in four segments: Construction, Large Project Construction, Construction Materials, and Real Estate. Granite Construction has a market cap of $1.4 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are down 8.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Granite Construction a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Granite Construction as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins. Get the full Granite Construction Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Tutor Perini ( TPC) is down $2.49 (-9.6%) to $23.39 on heavy volume. Thus far, 703,348 shares of Tutor Perini exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 291,300 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $21.94-$23.98 after having opened the day at $23.80 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $25.88.

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Tutor Perini Corporation provides diversified general contracting, construction management, and design-build services to private customers and public agencies worldwide. It operates in four segments: Civil, Building, Specialty Contractors, and Management Services. Tutor Perini has a market cap of $1.3 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are up 7.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Tutor Perini a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Tutor Perini as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in stock price during the past year and impressive record of earnings per share growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including poor profit margins and weak operating cash flow. Get the full Tutor Perini Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Cemex SAB de CV ( CX) is down $0.20 (-2.0%) to $10.06 on light volume. Thus far, 4.4 million shares of Cemex SAB de CV exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 15.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $10.06-$10.31 after having opened the day at $10.29 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $10.27.

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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 $12.1 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are up 0.8% 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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