Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 11 points (0.1%) at 16,525 as of Friday, Jan. 8, 2016, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,027 issues advancing vs. 1,896 declining with 168 unchanged.

The Materials & Construction industry currently sits down 1.1% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.4%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Lennar ( LEN), down 3.3%, USG ( USG), down 2.9%, DR Horton ( DHI), down 2.5%, Waste Connections ( WCN), down 1.6% and Martin Marietta Materials ( MLM), down 1.2%.

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

3. Clean Harbors ( CLH) is one of the companies pushing the Materials & Construction industry higher today. As of noon trading, Clean Harbors is up $0.61 (1.5%) to $41.57 on average volume. Thus far, 210,825 shares of Clean Harbors exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 511,200 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $41.12-$41.99 after having opened the day at $41.12 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $40.96.

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Clean Harbors, Inc. provides environmental, energy, and industrial services in North America. Clean Harbors has a market cap of $2.4 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are down 1.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 4 analysts who 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, compelling growth in net income and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself and poor profit margins. Get the full Clean Harbors Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Dycom Industries ( DY) is up $1.03 (1.5%) to $71.30 on average volume. Thus far, 302,327 shares of Dycom Industries exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 759,600 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $70.96-$72.50 after having opened the day at $71.62 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $70.27.

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Dycom Industries, Inc. provides specialty contracting services in the United States and Canada. Dycom Industries has a market cap of $2.4 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are up 0.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 6 analysts who rate Dycom Industries a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Dycom Industries as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, notable return on equity, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and solid stock price performance. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company is trading at a premium valuation based on our review of its current price compared to such things as earnings and book value. Get the full Dycom Industries Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Owens-Corning ( OC) is up $0.69 (1.6%) to $44.79 on average volume. Thus far, 813,667 shares of Owens-Corning exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $44.36-$45.66 after having opened the day at $44.45 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $44.10.

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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 $5.3 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are down 6.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 7 analysts who 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 solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, revenue growth 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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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).