All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 20 points (-0.1%) at 17,562 as of Wednesday, March 23, 2016, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 892 issues advancing vs. 1,995 declining with 178 unchanged.

The Materials & Construction industry currently sits down 1.0% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.3%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Cemex SAB de CV ( CX), down 3.5%, D.R. Horton ( DHI), down 1.0% and Weyerhaeuser ( WY), down 0.9%.

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

3. MDU Resources Group ( MDU) is one of the companies pushing the Materials & Construction industry lower today. As of noon trading, MDU Resources Group is down $0.36 (-1.9%) to $18.86 on light volume. Thus far, 280,748 shares of MDU Resources Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $18.66-$19.19 after having opened the day at $19.19 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $19.21.

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MDU Resources Group, Inc. operates as a diversified natural resource company in the United States. Its Electric segment generates, transmits, and distributes electricity in Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming. MDU Resources Group has a market cap of $3.7 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are up 4.9% 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 hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, deteriorating net income and poor profit margins. Get the full MDU Resources Group Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Chicago Bridge & Iron ( CBI) is down $1.18 (-3.0%) to $37.63 on average volume. Thus far, 1.2 million shares of Chicago Bridge & Iron exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $37.28-$38.68 after having opened the day at $38.51 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $38.81.

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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 $4.1 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are down 0.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Chicago Bridge & Iron a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 3 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, Fluor ( FLR) is down $0.54 (-1.0%) to $54.71 on light volume. Thus far, 436,492 shares of Fluor exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $54.40-$55.10 after having opened the day at $54.83 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $55.25.

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Fluor Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides engineering, procurement, construction, fabrication and modularization, commissioning and maintenance, and project management services worldwide. Fluor has a market cap of $7.6 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are up 17.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Fluor a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Fluor as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, good cash flow from operations and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, poor profit margins and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share. Get the full Fluor 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).