All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 24 points (0.1%) at 17,741 as of Thursday, March 31, 2016, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,790 issues advancing vs. 1,130 declining with 157 unchanged.

The Materials & Construction industry currently sits up 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.1%. Top gainers within the industry include Martin Marietta Materials ( MLM), up 2.7%, Weyerhaeuser ( WY), up 0.7% and Lennar ( LEN.B), up 0.6%.

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

3. Chicago Bridge & Iron ( CBI) is one of the companies pushing the Materials & Construction industry lower today. As of noon trading, Chicago Bridge & Iron is down $0.42 (-1.1%) to $36.78 on light volume. Thus far, 328,566 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 $36.72-$37.20 after having opened the day at $37.10 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $37.20.

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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 $3.9 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are down 4.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. 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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2. As of noon trading, Republic Services ( RSG) is down $0.25 (-0.5%) to $48.10 on light volume. Thus far, 523,132 shares of Republic Services exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $48.08-$48.46 after having opened the day at $48.38 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $48.35.

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Republic Services, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides non-hazardous solid waste collection, transfer, recycling, and disposal services for commercial, industrial, municipal, and residential customers in the United States and Puerto Rico. Republic Services has a market cap of $16.8 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are up 9.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Republic Services a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Republic Services as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and reasonable valuation levels. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Republic Services Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Fluor ( FLR) is down $0.91 (-1.7%) to $53.45 on average volume. Thus far, 759,767 shares of Fluor exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $53.04-$54.17 after having opened the day at $54.17 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $54.36.

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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 $7.5 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are up 15.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. 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).