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%. A company within the industry that fell today was Weyerhaeuser ( WY), up 0.8%. 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%.

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

3. Republic Services ( RSG) is one of the companies pushing the Materials & Construction industry lower today. As of noon trading, Republic Services is down $0.42 (-0.9%) to $46.10 on light volume. Thus far, 664,158 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 $46.00-$46.92 after having opened the day at $46.56 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $46.52.

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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 $16.0 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are up 5.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. 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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2. As of noon trading, Waste Management ( WM) is down $0.66 (-1.1%) to $57.59 on average volume. Thus far, 1.5 million shares of Waste Management exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $57.47-$58.44 after having opened the day at $58.25 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $58.25.

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Waste Management, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides waste management environmental services to residential, commercial, industrial, and municipal customers in North America. Waste Management has a market cap of $26.2 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are up 9.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Waste Management a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Waste Management as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Waste Management Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Fastenal ( FAST) is down $0.41 (-0.9%) to $46.97 on average volume. Thus far, 1.9 million shares of Fastenal exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $46.13-$48.00 after having opened the day at $47.47 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $47.38.

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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 $13.7 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 16.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Fastenal a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 9 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).