All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 3 points (0.0%) at 17,053 as of Friday, Oct. 9, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,606 issues advancing vs. 1,356 declining with 155 unchanged.

The Materials & Construction industry currently sits down 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is up 1.7%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include DR Horton ( DHI), down 1.9%, and Lennar ( LEN), down 1.1%.

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

3. Owens-Corning ( OC) is one of the companies pushing the Materials & Construction industry lower today. As of noon trading, Owens-Corning is down $0.51 (-1.2%) to $42.29 on average volume. Thus far, 607,542 shares of Owens-Corning exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $41.86-$42.95 after having opened the day at $42.85 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $42.80.

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Owens Corning, together with its subsidiaries, produces and sells glass fiber reinforcements and other materials for composite systems; and residential and commercial building materials worldwide. It operates in three segments: Composites, Insulation, and Roofing. Owens-Corning has a market cap of $5.0 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are up 19.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Owens-Corning a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Owens-Corning as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income and attractive valuation levels. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Owens-Corning Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Chicago Bridge & Iron Company ( CBI) is down $0.57 (-1.3%) to $43.84 on light volume. Thus far, 542,452 shares of Chicago Bridge & Iron Company exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $43.70-$44.95 after having opened the day at $44.34 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $44.41.

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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 $4.6 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are up 5.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 8 analysts that 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 hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, increase in net income and attractive valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, generally higher debt management risk and poor profit margins. Get the full Chicago Bridge & Iron Company Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, PulteGroup ( PHM) is down $0.29 (-1.4%) to $19.92 on average volume. Thus far, 2.1 million shares of PulteGroup exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $19.92-$20.27 after having opened the day at $20.18 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $20.21.

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PulteGroup, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the homebuilding business; mortgage banking operations; and title operations in the United States. PulteGroup has a market cap of $7.1 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are down 5.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate PulteGroup a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

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