Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 7 points (0.0%) at 17,640 as of Monday, Oct. 26, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,119 issues advancing vs. 1,864 declining with 145 unchanged.

The Materials & Construction industry currently sits down 1.0% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.2%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include PGT ( PGTI), down 19.8%, and Weyerhaeuser ( WY), down 2.2%.

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

3. USG ( USG) is one of the companies pushing the Materials & Construction industry higher today. As of noon trading, USG is up $0.40 (1.7%) to $24.31 on heavy volume. Thus far, 2.0 million shares of USG exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $23.58-$24.42 after having opened the day at $23.81 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $23.91.

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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 $3.7 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are down 14.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 4 analysts who rate USG a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 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, growth in earnings per share and increase in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, disappointing return on equity and weak operating cash flow. Get the full USG Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Stericycle ( SRCL) is up $4.66 (3.9%) to $124.97 on heavy volume. Thus far, 1.7 million shares of Stericycle exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 753,900 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $118.65-$125.18 after having opened the day at $120.11 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $120.31.

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Stericycle, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides regulated and compliance solutions to the healthcare and commercial businesses. The company collects and processes specialized waste for disposal services. Stericycle has a market cap of $12.6 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are down 8.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 10 analysts who rate Stericycle a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Stericycle 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, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Stericycle Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Waste Management ( WM) is up $0.31 (0.6%) to $53.50 on light volume. Thus far, 833,263 shares of Waste Management exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $53.10-$53.63 after having opened the day at $53.25 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $53.19.

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Waste Management, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides various waste management environmental services to residential, commercial, industrial, and municipal customers in North America. Waste Management has a market cap of $24.2 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are up 3.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 4 analysts who rate Waste Management a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Waste Management as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, compelling growth in net income, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full Waste Management 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).