All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 177 points (1.1%) at 16,548 as of Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,979 issues advancing vs. 990 declining with 162 unchanged.

The Materials & Construction industry currently sits up 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is up 1.0%. Top gainers within the industry include Apogee ( APOG), up 3.0%, MDU Resources Group ( MDU), up 1.6%, Sherwin-Williams ( SHW), up 0.7% and Weyerhaeuser ( WY), up 0.6%.

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

3. Fastenal ( FAST) is one of the companies pushing the Materials & Construction industry higher today. As of noon trading, Fastenal is up $0.39 (1.0%) to $38.60 on light volume. Thus far, 749,520 shares of Fastenal exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $38.15-$38.68 after having opened the day at $38.35 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $38.21.

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.

Fastenal Company, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the wholesale distribution of industrial and construction supplies in the United States, Canada, and internationally. The company offers fasteners, and other industrial and construction supplies primarily under the Fastenal name. Fastenal has a market cap of $11.2 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 19.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 2 analysts who rate Fastenal a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Fastenal 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, growth in earnings per share and increase in net income. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Fastenal 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.

2. As of noon trading, Martin Marietta Materials ( MLM) is up $2.38 (1.4%) to $175.26 on average volume. Thus far, 307,711 shares of Martin Marietta Materials exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 757,700 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $172.57-$175.40 after having opened the day at $173.57 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $172.88.

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.

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 $11.5 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are up 56.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 4 analysts who 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, compelling growth in net income, 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 somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Martin Marietta Materials 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.

1. As of noon trading, Masco ( MAS) is up $0.25 (0.9%) to $27.35 on light volume. Thus far, 1.4 million shares of Masco exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $26.97-$27.39 after having opened the day at $27.21 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $27.10.

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 $9.3 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are up 7.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 8 analysts who rate Masco a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 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 and solid stock price performance. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. 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.

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).