All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 186 points (1.1%) at 16,337 as of Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,454 issues advancing vs. 1,529 declining with 133 unchanged.

The Materials & Construction industry currently sits down 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.8%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include PulteGroup ( PHM), down 2.3%, Lennar ( LEN), down 1.7%, Toll Brothers ( TOL), down 1.1%, Plum Creek Timber ( PCL), down 1.1% and Stericycle ( SRCL), down 1.0%.

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

3. USG ( USG) is one of the companies pushing the Materials & Construction industry lower today. As of noon trading, USG is down $0.61 (-3.1%) to $19.25 on average volume. Thus far, 804,894 shares of USG exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $19.14-$19.96 after having opened the day at $19.96 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $19.86.

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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 $3.1 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are down 18.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate USG a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates USG as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, reasonable valuation levels 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, generally higher debt management risk and poor profit margins. Get the full USG Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Chicago Bridge & Iron ( CBI) is down $0.93 (-2.6%) to $34.93 on average volume. Thus far, 916,092 shares of Chicago Bridge & Iron exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $34.37-$36.03 after having opened the day at $35.89 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $35.86.

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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 has a market cap of $3.8 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are down 8.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Chicago Bridge & Iron a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Chicago Bridge & Iron 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 Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, DR Horton ( DHI) is down $0.41 (-1.5%) to $26.83 on heavy volume. Thus far, 3.9 million shares of DR Horton exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $26.57-$27.41 after having opened the day at $27.20 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $27.24.

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D.R. Horton, Inc. operates as a homebuilding company. It engages in the acquisition and development of land; and construction and sale of homes in 27 states and 79 markets in the United States under the names of D.R. DR Horton has a market cap of $10.4 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are down 14.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate DR Horton a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates DR Horton as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, attractive valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full DR Horton 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).