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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 48 points (0.3%) at 18,145 as of Thursday, March 5, 2015, 12:05 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,642 issues advancing vs. 1,262 declining with 201 unchanged.

The Industrial Goods sector currently sits up 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. Top gainers within the sector include Stratasys ( SSYS), up 3.4%, Precision Castparts ( PCP), up 1.8%, Fastenal ( FAST), up 1.5%, Sherwin-Williams ( SHW), up 1.2% and Ingersoll-Rand ( IR), up 1.0%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Joy Global ( JOY), down 6.7%, Flowserve ( FLS), down 2.8%, Allegheny Technologies ( ATI), down 2.5%, Caterpillar ( CAT), down 0.8% and Cummins ( CMI), down 0.3%.

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

3. Eagle Materials ( EXP) is one of the companies pushing the Industrial Goods sector higher today. As of noon trading, Eagle Materials is up $1.78 (2.2%) to $82.40 on light volume. Thus far, 219,631 shares of Eagle Materials exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 795,800 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $80.24-$82.59 after having opened the day at $80.67 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $80.62.

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Eagle Materials Inc. manufactures and distributes building products used in residential, industrial, commercial, and infrastructure construction in the United States. The company operates in four segments: Cement, Gypsum Wallboard, Recycled Paperboard, and Concrete and Aggregates. Eagle Materials has a market cap of $4.1 billion and is part of the materials & construction industry. Shares are up 6.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 3 analysts who rate Eagle Materials a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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

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2. As of noon trading, Masco ( MAS) is up $0.32 (1.2%) to $26.80 on light volume. Thus far, 973,770 shares of Masco exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $26.46-$26.82 after having opened the day at $26.47 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $26.48.

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Masco Corporation manufactures, distributes, and installs home improvement and building products worldwide. Masco has a market cap of $9.2 billion and is part of the materials & construction industry. Shares are up 5.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 7 analysts who rate Masco a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Masco as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in stock price during the past year, reasonable valuation levels, compelling growth in net income and notable return on equity. 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 Masco Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Boeing ( BA) is up $1.10 (0.7%) to $155.45 on light volume. Thus far, 1.2 million shares of Boeing exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $154.69-$155.98 after having opened the day at $154.84 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $154.35.

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The Boeing Company, together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, manufactures, sells, services, and supports commercial jetliners, military aircraft, satellites, missile defense, human space flight, and launch systems and services worldwide. Boeing has a market cap of $109.6 billion and is part of the aerospace/defense industry. Shares are up 18.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 12 analysts who rate Boeing a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Boeing as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance 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 Boeing 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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