Two out of the three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 22 points (0.1%) at 17,430 as of Friday, Aug. 14, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,691 issues advancing vs. 1,250 declining with 211 unchanged.

The Materials & Construction industry currently sits up 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Cementos Pacasmayo SAA ( CPAC), down 4.8%, PulteGroup ( PHM), down 1.4%, DR Horton ( DHI), down 1.0% and Lennar ( LEN), down 0.7%.

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

3. MasTec ( MTZ) is one of the companies pushing the Materials & Construction industry lower today. As of noon trading, MasTec is down $0.58 (-3.2%) to $17.35 on average volume. Thus far, 670,086 shares of MasTec exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $17.34-$18.10 after having opened the day at $17.89 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $17.93.

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MasTec, Inc., an infrastructure construction company, provides engineering, building, installation, maintenance, and upgrade services for communications, energy, and utility infrastructure in the United States and internationally. MasTec has a market cap of $1.4 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are down 20.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate MasTec a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates MasTec as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including feeble growth in the company's earnings per share, deteriorating net income and generally higher debt management risk. Get the full MasTec Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Dycom Industries ( DY) is down $1.85 (-2.7%) to $66.57 on light volume. Thus far, 122,737 shares of Dycom Industries exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 400,500 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $65.17-$68.51 after having opened the day at $68.26 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $68.42.

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Dycom Industries, Inc. provides specialty contracting services in the United States and Canada. Dycom Industries has a market cap of $2.3 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are up 95.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Dycom Industries a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Dycom Industries as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, notable return on equity and good cash flow from operations. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company is trading at a premium valuation based on our review of its current price compared to such things as earnings and book value. Get the full Dycom Industries Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Toll Brothers ( TOL) is down $0.70 (-1.8%) to $39.34 on light volume. Thus far, 753,142 shares of Toll Brothers exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $39.33-$40.00 after having opened the day at $39.98 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $40.04.

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Toll Brothers, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, builds, markets, and arranges finance for detached and attached homes in luxury residential communities in the Unites States. It is also involved in building and selling homes in urban infill markets. Toll Brothers has a market cap of $6.9 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are up 16.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Toll Brothers a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Toll Brothers as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity and increase in net income. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Toll Brothers 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).