All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 44 points (-0.2%) at 17,874 as of Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,080 issues advancing vs. 1,836 declining with 168 unchanged.

The Materials & Construction industry currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.4%. A company within the industry that fell today was Martin Marietta Materials ( MLM), up 1.3%.

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

3. Headwaters ( HW) is one of the companies pushing the Materials & Construction industry lower today. As of noon trading, Headwaters is down $0.39 (-2.1%) to $18.04 on average volume. Thus far, 368,513 shares of Headwaters exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 674,800 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $18.04-$18.61 after having opened the day at $18.38 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $18.43.

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Headwaters Incorporated, a building products company, provides products and services in the light and heavy building materials sectors primarily in the United States and Canada. It operates through three segments: Light Building Products, Heavy Construction Materials, and Energy Technology. Headwaters has a market cap of $1.5 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are up 22.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Headwaters a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Headwaters as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and impressive record of earnings per share growth. 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 Headwaters Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Clean Harbors ( CLH) is down $1.14 (-2.5%) to $44.80 on heavy volume. Thus far, 1.1 million shares of Clean Harbors exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 422,500 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $41.52-$45.15 after having opened the day at $43.08 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $45.94.

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Clean Harbors, Inc. provides environmental, energy, and industrial services in North America. Clean Harbors has a market cap of $2.7 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are down 4.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Clean Harbors a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Clean Harbors as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and weak operating cash flow. Get the full Clean Harbors Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Masco ( MAS) is down $0.21 (-0.7%) to $29.19 on light volume. Thus far, 1.3 million shares of Masco exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $29.09-$29.55 after having opened the day at $29.40 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $29.40.

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Masco Corporation manufactures, distributes, and installs home improvement and building products worldwide. Masco has a market cap of $9.9 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are up 16.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Masco a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Masco as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, revenue growth, notable return on equity and good cash flow from operations. 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.

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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).