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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 208 points (-1.1%) at 17,892 as of Tuesday, July 21, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,286 issues advancing vs. 1,692 declining with 183 unchanged.

The Materials & Construction industry currently sits down 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.4%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Abengoa ( ABGB), down 2.4%, Fastenal ( FAST), down 1.7%, Masco ( MAS), down 1.5%, Weyerhaeuser ( WY), down 1.3% and Vulcan Materials ( VMC), down 0.9%.

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

3. NVR ( NVR) is one of the companies pushing the Materials & Construction industry higher today. As of noon trading, NVR is up $22.93 (1.6%) to $1,422.93 on heavy volume. Thus far, 33,208 shares of NVR exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 25,700 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $1,395.00-$1,434.46 after having opened the day at $1,420.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $1,400.00.

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NVR, Inc. operates as a homebuilder in the United States. The company operates through Homebuilding and Mortgage Banking segments. NVR has a market cap of $5.7 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are up 9.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are no analysts who rate NVR a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates NVR 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, 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 NVR Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Eagle Materials ( EXP) is up $1.05 (1.4%) to $77.05 on light volume. Thus far, 227,781 shares of Eagle Materials exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 648,500 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $76.03-$77.21 after having opened the day at $76.03 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $76.00.

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Eagle Materials Inc. produces and sells construction products and building materials used in residential, industrial, commercial, and infrastructure construction; and products used in oil and natural gas extraction in the United States. Eagle Materials has a market cap of $3.8 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are down 0.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. 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 largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel its 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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1. As of noon trading, Chicago Bridge & Iron Company ( CBI) is up $0.31 (0.6%) to $48.92 on light volume. Thus far, 527,192 shares of Chicago Bridge & Iron Company exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $48.17-$49.20 after having opened the day at $48.65 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $48.61.

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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 $5.3 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are up 15.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 8 analysts who rate Chicago Bridge & Iron Company a buy, 1 analyst rates 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, growth in earnings per share, compelling growth in net income, attractive valuation levels and notable return on equity. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. 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 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).