All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 44 points (0.3%) at 17,560 as of Monday, March 28, 2016, 1:00 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,693 issues advancing vs. 1,250 declining with 166 unchanged.

The Materials & Construction industry currently sits up 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. Top gainers within the industry include USG ( USG), up 1.9%, Eagle Materials ( EXP), up 1.7%, Weyerhaeuser ( WY), up 1.5%, Owens-Corning ( OC), up 1.1% and PulteGroup ( PHM), up 1.1%.

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

3. Waste Connections ( WCN) is one of the companies pushing the Materials & Construction industry lower today. As of noon trading, Waste Connections is down $0.74 (-1.1%) to $63.95 on light volume. Thus far, 185,671 shares of Waste Connections exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $63.82-$64.58 after having opened the day at $64.47 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $64.69.

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Waste Connections, Inc., an integrated municipal solid waste (MSW) services company, provides solid waste collection, transfer, disposal, and recycling services primarily in the United States. Waste Connections has a market cap of $7.9 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are up 14.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Waste Connections a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Waste Connections as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, revenue growth, expanding profit margins and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Waste Connections Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Martin Marietta Materials ( MLM) is down $1.24 (-0.8%) to $152.43 on light volume. Thus far, 214,548 shares of Martin Marietta Materials exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 931,700 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $152.04-$154.20 after having opened the day at $154.20 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $153.67.

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Martin Marietta Materials, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, supplies aggregates products and heavy building materials for the construction industry in the United States and internationally. Martin Marietta Materials has a market cap of $9.9 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are up 12.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Martin Marietta Materials a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Martin Marietta Materials as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Martin Marietta Materials Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Fastenal ( FAST) is down $0.27 (-0.6%) to $48.63 on light volume. Thus far, 831,164 shares of Fastenal exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $48.32-$49.05 after having opened the day at $48.92 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $48.90.

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Fastenal Company, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the wholesale distribution of industrial and construction supplies in the United States, Canada, and internationally. It offers fasteners, and other industrial and construction supplies primarily under the Fastenal name. Fastenal has a market cap of $14.1 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 19.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Fastenal a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Fastenal as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, expanding profit margins, notable return on equity 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 Fastenal 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).