Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 22 points (0.1%) at 18,013 as of Wednesday, April 27, 2016, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,726 issues advancing vs. 1,184 declining with 169 unchanged.

The Materials & Construction industry currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. Top gainers within the industry include MasTec ( MTZ), up 4.9%, and Fastenal ( FAST), up 1.6%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Masco ( MAS), down 0.7%, and Sherwin-Williams ( SHW), down 0.6%.

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

3. Fluor ( FLR) is one of the companies pushing the Materials & Construction industry higher today. As of noon trading, Fluor is up $0.84 (1.5%) to $55.33 on light volume. Thus far, 347,794 shares of Fluor exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $54.51-$55.43 after having opened the day at $54.68 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $54.49.

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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 $7.4 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are up 15.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 7 analysts who 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 a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full Fluor Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Vulcan Materials ( VMC) is up $1.02 (0.9%) to $110.23 on light volume. Thus far, 250,262 shares of Vulcan Materials exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $109.26-$110.91 after having opened the day at $109.43 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $109.21.

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Vulcan Materials Company produces and sells construction aggregates, asphalt mix, and ready-mixed concrete primarily in the United States. It operates through four segments: Aggregates, Asphalt Mix, Concrete, and Calcium. Vulcan Materials has a market cap of $14.5 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are up 15.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 6 analysts who rate Vulcan Materials a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Vulcan Materials as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, revenue growth, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full Vulcan Materials Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Martin Marietta Materials ( MLM) is up $2.20 (1.3%) to $172.45 on light volume. Thus far, 250,112 shares of Martin Marietta Materials exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 795,400 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $169.48-$172.77 after having opened the day at $170.77 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $170.25.

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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 $10.9 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are up 24.6% 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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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).