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. All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 97 points (-0.5%) at 17,802 as of Monday, June 15, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,032 issues advancing vs. 1,944 declining with 177 unchanged. The Materials & Construction industry currently sits down 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.5%. Top gainers within the industry include Standard Pacific ( SPF), up 6.1%, Builders FirstSource ( BLDR), up 4.5%, M D C Holdings ( MDC), up 3.4% and Meritage Homes ( MTH), up 2.4%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Quanta Services ( PWR), down 1.7%, MDU Resources Group ( MDU), down 1.5%, Vulcan Materials ( VMC), down 0.7%, Masco ( MAS), down 0.7% and Stericycle ( SRCL), down 0.6%. TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the industry higher today: 3. PulteGroup ( PHM) is one of the companies pushing the Materials & Construction industry higher today. As of noon trading, PulteGroup is up $0.27 (1.4%) to $19.54 on average volume. Thus far, 2.2 million shares of PulteGroup exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $19.17-$19.66 after having opened the day at $19.20 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $19.27. 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. PulteGroup, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the homebuilding business; mortgage banking operations; and title operations in the United States. PulteGroup has a market cap of $7.0 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are down 10.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 5 analysts who rate PulteGroup a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates PulteGroup as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and reasonable valuation levels. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full PulteGroup 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.