All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 70 points (0.4%) at 17,673 as of Wednesday, April 6, 2016, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,112 issues advancing vs. 808 declining with 153 unchanged.

The Materials & Construction industry currently sits up 1.1% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.6%. Top gainers within the industry include CalAtlantic Group ( CAA), up 2.9%, USG ( USG), up 2.7%, Toll Brothers ( TOL), up 2.3% and Lennar ( LEN.B), up 1.7%. A company within the industry that fell today was Weyerhaeuser ( WY), up 0.8%.

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

3. Lennar ( LEN) is one of the companies pushing the Materials & Construction industry higher today. As of noon trading, Lennar is up $1.01 (2.2%) to $47.80 on light volume. Thus far, 788,753 shares of Lennar exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $46.76-$47.90 after having opened the day at $46.84 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $46.79.

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Lennar Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the homebuilding activities in the United States. The company operates through Homebuilding East, Homebuilding Central, Homebuilding West, Homebuilding Southeast Florida, Homebuilding Houston, and Homebuilding Other segments. Lennar has a market cap of $9.9 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are down 4.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 7 analysts who rate Lennar a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Lennar as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Lennar Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Martin Marietta Materials ( MLM) is up $3.88 (2.4%) to $163.24 on average volume. Thus far, 415,511 shares of Martin Marietta Materials exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 927,900 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $158.93-$165.06 after having opened the day at $159.22 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $159.36.

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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 $10.3 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are up 16.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 5 analysts who 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, D.R. Horton ( DHI) is up $0.80 (2.7%) to $30.50 on light volume. Thus far, 1.8 million shares of D.R. Horton exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $29.71-$30.50 after having opened the day at $29.71 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $29.70.

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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. D.R. Horton has a market cap of $11.1 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are down 7.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 7 analysts who rate D.R. Horton a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates D.R. Horton as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income and reasonable valuation levels. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full D.R. 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).