Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 6 points (0.0%) at 17,753 as of Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,244 issues advancing vs. 1,682 declining with 165 unchanged.

The Materials & Construction industry currently sits up 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. A company within the industry that fell today was Cemex SAB de CV ( CX), up 1.2%. Top gainers within the industry include DR Horton ( DHI), up 2.7%, CalAtlantic Group ( CAA), up 1.9% and Lennar ( LEN), up 1.5%.

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

3. Harsco ( HSC) is one of the companies pushing the Materials & Construction industry lower today. As of noon trading, Harsco is down $0.43 (-4.0%) to $10.26 on average volume. Thus far, 391,794 shares of Harsco exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 895,300 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $10.09-$10.80 after having opened the day at $10.68 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $10.69.

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Harsco Corporation provides industrial services and engineered products worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Harsco Metals and Minerals, Harsco Rail, and Harsco Industrial. Harsco has a market cap of $877.0 million and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 43.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Harsco a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Harsco as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, generally high debt management risk, disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins and weak operating cash flow. Get the full Harsco Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, MDU Resources Group ( MDU) is down $0.28 (-1.5%) to $18.65 on light volume. Thus far, 157,468 shares of MDU Resources Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $18.65-$19.06 after having opened the day at $18.97 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $18.93.

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MDU Resources Group, Inc. operates as a diversified natural resource company in the United States. The company's Electric segment generates, transmits, and distributes electricity in Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming. MDU Resources Group has a market cap of $3.6 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are down 19.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate MDU Resources Group a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates MDU Resources Group as a buy. The company's strongest point has been its expanding profit margins. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat weak growth in earnings per share. Get the full MDU Resources Group Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Chicago Bridge & Iron Company ( CBI) is down $0.62 (-1.4%) to $43.48 on light volume. Thus far, 449,344 shares of Chicago Bridge & Iron Company exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $43.25-$44.34 after having opened the day at $44.31 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $44.10.

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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 $4.7 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are up 5.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 7 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 strongest point has been its a solid financial position based on a variety of debt and liquidity measures that we have looked at. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins. Get the full Chicago Bridge & Iron Company 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).