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 lower today:

3. USG ( USG) is one of the companies pushing the Materials & Construction industry lower today. As of noon trading, USG is down $0.19 (-0.6%) to $30.03 on average volume. Thus far, 887,690 shares of USG exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $29.80-$30.45 after having opened the day at $30.38 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $30.22.

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USG Corporation, through its subsidiaries, operates as a manufacturer and distributor of building materials worldwide. USG has a market cap of $4.4 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are up 8.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate USG a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates USG as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in net income and growth in earnings per share. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity, weak operating cash flow and generally higher debt management risk. Get the full USG Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Fluor ( FLR) is down $0.41 (-0.9%) to $44.71 on average volume. Thus far, 991,073 shares of Fluor exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $44.70-$45.48 after having opened the day at $45.20 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $45.12.

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Fluor Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides engineering, procurement, construction, fabrication and modularization, commissioning and maintenance, and project management services worldwide. Fluor has a market cap of $6.6 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are down 25.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate Fluor a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Fluor as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including weak operating cash flow, poor profit margins and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full Fluor Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Cemex SAB de CV ( CX) is down $0.04 (-0.5%) to $7.80 on light volume. Thus far, 3.5 million shares of Cemex SAB de CV exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 13.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $7.77-$7.93 after having opened the day at $7.83 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $7.84.

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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 $9.8 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are down 23.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. 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, compelling growth in net income and notable return on equity. 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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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).