All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 186 points (1.2%) at 15,852 as of Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,634 issues advancing vs. 1,393 declining with 136 unchanged.

The Materials & Construction industry currently sits up 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.7%. A company within the industry that fell today was Apogee ( APOG), up 4.6%.

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

3. Vulcan Materials ( VMC) is one of the companies pushing the Materials & Construction industry lower today. As of noon trading, Vulcan Materials is down $0.52 (-0.6%) to $85.49 on average volume. Thus far, 574,150 shares of Vulcan Materials exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 930,700 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $85.28-$88.12 after having opened the day at $87.58 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $86.01.

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Vulcan Materials Company produces and sells construction aggregates, asphalt mix, and ready-mixed concrete primarily in the United States. It operates through four segments: Aggregates, Asphalt Mix, Concrete, and Calcium. Vulcan Materials has a market cap of $11.8 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 98.2, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 24.3. Shares are up 30.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Vulcan Materials a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Vulcan Materials as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Vulcan Materials Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Cemex SAB de CV ( CX) is down $0.08 (-1.2%) to $6.83 on average volume. Thus far, 7.7 million shares of Cemex SAB de CV exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 12.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $6.81-$7.14 after having opened the day at $7.11 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $6.91.

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CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V., a building materials company, produces, markets, distributes, and sells cement, ready-mix concrete, aggregates, and other construction materials in Mexico, the United States, Northern Europe, the Mediterranean, South America, the Caribbean, and Asia. Cemex SAB de CV has a market cap of $8.6 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are down 32.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Cemex SAB de CV a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Cemex SAB de CV as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, notable return on equity and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself and poor profit margins. Get the full Cemex SAB de CV Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Martin Marietta Materials ( MLM) is down $1.18 (-0.8%) to $153.16 on light volume. Thus far, 261,571 shares of Martin Marietta Materials exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 809,600 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $153.00-$158.33 after having opened the day at $158.18 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $154.34.

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Martin Marietta Materials, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, supplies aggregates products and heavy building materials for the construction industry in the United States and internationally. Martin Marietta Materials has a market cap of $10.4 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 48.4, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 24.3. Shares are up 39.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Martin Marietta Materials a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Martin Marietta Materials as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance, good cash flow from operations, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and compelling growth in net income. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Martin Marietta Materials 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).