Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 6 points (0.0%) at 17,798 as of Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,309 issues advancing vs. 1,608 declining with 176 unchanged.

The Materials & Construction industry currently sits up 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.2%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include MDU Resources Group ( MDU), down 2.5%, and Waste Management ( WM), down 0.8%. Top gainers within the industry include Cemex SAB de CV ( CX), up 1.6%, Eagle Materials ( EXP), up 1.5%, Chicago Bridge & Iron Company ( CBI), up 1.3% and Lennar ( LEN), up 0.7%.

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 $0.50 (-1.1%) to $47.25 on light volume. Thus far, 584,741 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 $46.97-$47.67 after having opened the day at $47.57 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $47.75.

EXCLUSIVE OFFER: See inside Jim Cramer's multi-million dollar charitable trust portfolio to see the stocks he thinks could be potential winners. Click here to see his holdings for 14-days FREE.

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 $5.6 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are up 33.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Owens-Corning a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 7 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.

EXCLUSIVE OFFER: See inside Jim Cramer's multi-million dollar charitable trust portfolio to see the stocks he thinks could be potential winners. Click here to see his holdings for 14-days FREE.

2. As of noon trading, Vulcan Materials ( VMC) is down $0.62 (-0.6%) to $104.90 on light volume. Thus far, 237,727 shares of Vulcan Materials exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $103.72-$105.72 after having opened the day at $105.16 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $105.52.

EXCLUSIVE OFFER: See inside Jim Cramer's multi-million dollar charitable trust portfolio to see the stocks he thinks could be potential winners. Click here to see his holdings for 14-days FREE.

Vulcan Materials Company produces and sells construction aggregates, asphalt mix, and ready-mixed concrete primarily in the United States. It operates through four segments: Aggregates, Asphalt Mix, Concrete, and Calcium. Vulcan Materials has a market cap of $14.1 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are up 60.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Vulcan Materials a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Vulcan Materials as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, good cash flow from operations 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 Vulcan Materials Ratings Report now.

EXCLUSIVE OFFER: See inside Jim Cramer's multi-million dollar charitable trust portfolio to see the stocks he thinks could be potential winners. Click here to see his holdings for 14-days FREE.

1. As of noon trading, Sherwin-Williams ( SHW) is down $1.67 (-0.6%) to $273.77 on light volume. Thus far, 230,050 shares of Sherwin-Williams exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $271.40-$274.64 after having opened the day at $272.56 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $275.44.

EXCLUSIVE OFFER: See inside Jim Cramer's multi-million dollar charitable trust portfolio to see the stocks he thinks could be potential winners. Click here to see his holdings for 14-days FREE.

The Sherwin-Williams Company develops, manufactures, distributes, and sells paints, coatings, and related products to professional, industrial, commercial, and retail customers primarily in North and South America. Sherwin-Williams has a market cap of $25.5 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 4.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Sherwin-Williams a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Sherwin-Williams 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, impressive record of earnings per share growth and increase in net income. 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 Sherwin-Williams Ratings Report now.

EXCLUSIVE OFFER: See inside Jim Cramer's multi-million dollar charitable trust portfolio to see the stocks he thinks could be potential winners. Click here to see his holdings for 14-days FREE.

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).