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Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 2 points (0.0%) at 17,721 as of Thursday, March 26, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,110 issues advancing vs. 1,827 declining with 181 unchanged.

The Industrial Goods sector currently sits down 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include CNH Industrial ( CNHI), down 1.3%, Fastenal ( FAST), down 1.1%, Raytheon ( RTN), down 1.0%, Tenaris ( TS), down 0.8% and Sherwin-Williams ( SHW), down 0.7%.

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 $2.55 (3.2%) to $82.99 on average volume. Thus far, 556,736 shares of Eagle Materials exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 822,400 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $79.60-$83.06 after having opened the day at $80.61 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $80.44.

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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 $4.0 billion and is part of the materials & construction industry. Shares are up 5.8% 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, Martin Marietta Materials ( MLM) is up $1.59 (1.1%) to $141.55 on light volume. Thus far, 287,616 shares of Martin Marietta Materials exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 795,300 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $139.32-$141.76 after having opened the day at $139.32 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $139.96.

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Martin Marietta Materials, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, supplies aggregates products and heavy building materials for the construction industry in the United States and internationally. Martin Marietta Materials has a market cap of $9.5 billion and is part of the materials & construction industry. Shares are up 26.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 3 analysts who rate Martin Marietta Materials a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Martin Marietta Materials as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, increase in stock price during the past year, growth in earnings per share and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Martin Marietta Materials Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Chicago Bridge & Iron Company ( CBI) is up $1.63 (3.5%) to $47.81 on average volume. Thus far, 1.6 million shares of Chicago Bridge & Iron Company exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $46.21-$48.31 after having opened the day at $46.21 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $46.18.

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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 worldwide. Chicago Bridge & Iron Company has a market cap of $5.0 billion and is part of the materials & construction industry. Shares are up 10.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 9 analysts who rate Chicago Bridge & Iron Company a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Chicago Bridge & Iron Company as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. 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 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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