Editor's Note: Any reference to TheStreet Ratings and its underlying recommendation does not reflect the opinion of TheStreet, Inc. or any of its contributors including Jim Cramer. Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 51 points (-0.3%) at 18,140 as of Monday, May 11, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,286 issues advancing vs. 1,726 declining with 119 unchanged. The Materials & Construction industry currently sits up 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.2%. A company within the industry that increased today was Covanta ( CVA), up 1.7%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Trex ( TREX), down 3.6%, and Fastenal ( FAST), down 0.8%. TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the industry higher today: 3. Masco ( MAS) is one of the companies pushing the Materials & Construction industry higher today. As of noon trading, Masco is up $0.15 (0.6%) to $26.60 on average volume. Thus far, 2.3 million shares of Masco exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $26.24-$26.68 after having opened the day at $26.37 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $26.45. EXCLUSIVE OFFER: See inside Jim Cramer's multi-million dollar charitable trust portfolio to see the stocks he thinks could be potential winners. Click here to see his holdings for 14-days FREE. 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 industrial goods sector. Shares are up 4.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 7 analysts who rate Masco a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 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, notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Masco Ratings Report now. EXCLUSIVE OFFER: See inside Jim Cramer's multi-million dollar charitable trust portfolio to see the stocks he thinks could be potential winners. Click here to see his holdings for 14-days FREE.