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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 83 points (-0.5%) at 17,693 as of Wednesday, April 1, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,390 issues advancing vs. 1,594 declining with 166 unchanged.

The Materials & Construction industry currently sits down 0.6% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.5%. A company within the industry that increased today was Installed Building Products ( IBP), up 3.5%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Louisiana-Pacific ( LPX), down 3.0%, Armstrong World Industries ( AWI), down 2.0%, Masco ( MAS), down 1.9%, Martin Marietta Materials ( MLM), down 1.6% and Weyerhaeuser ( WY), down 0.9%.

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

3. NCI Building Systems ( NCS) is one of the companies pushing the Materials & Construction industry higher today. As of noon trading, NCI Building Systems is up $0.38 (2.2%) to $17.66 on light volume. Thus far, 80,082 shares of NCI Building Systems exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 246,400 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $17.11-$17.67 after having opened the day at $17.20 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $17.28.

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NCI Building Systems, Inc. manufactures and markets metal products for the nonresidential construction industry in North America. NCI Building Systems has a market cap of $1.3 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are down 7.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 3 analysts who rate NCI Building Systems a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates NCI Building Systems as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, compelling growth in net income and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including relatively poor performance when compared with the S&P 500 during the past year and poor profit margins. Get the full NCI Building Systems Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Darling Ingredients ( DAR) is up $0.33 (2.4%) to $14.34 on light volume. Thus far, 885,461 shares of Darling Ingredients exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $13.89-$14.39 after having opened the day at $13.96 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $14.01.

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Darling Ingredients Inc. develops, produces, and sells natural ingredients from edible and inedible bio-nutrients worldwide. It operates in three segments: Feed Ingredients, Food Ingredients, and Fuel Ingredients. Darling Ingredients has a market cap of $2.3 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are down 22.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are no analysts who rate Darling Ingredients a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Darling Ingredients 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 net income and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Darling Ingredients Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Clean Harbors ( CLH) is up $0.99 (1.7%) to $57.77 on light volume. Thus far, 237,938 shares of Clean Harbors exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 677,400 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $56.53-$58.04 after having opened the day at $56.91 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $56.78.

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Clean Harbors, Inc. provides environmental, energy, and industrial services in North America. Clean Harbors has a market cap of $3.3 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are up 18.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 4 analysts who rate Clean Harbors a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Clean Harbors as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its 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. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity, weak operating cash flow and poor profit margins. Get the full Clean Harbors 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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