All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 112 points (-0.6%) at 17,638 as of Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,014 issues advancing vs. 1,910 declining with 149 unchanged. The Materials & Construction industry currently sits down 0.6% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.6%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Beacon Roofing Supply ( BECN), down 3.3%, Clean Harbors ( CLH), down 3.7%, Cemex SAB de CV ( CX), down 1.2% and Fluor ( FLR), down 1.2%. TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the industry higher today: 3. Republic Services ( RSG) is one of the companies pushing the Materials & Construction industry higher today. As of noon trading, Republic Services is up $0.28 (0.6%) to $47.42 on light volume. Thus far, 622,998 shares of Republic Services exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $46.79-$47.48 after having opened the day at $46.98 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $47.14. EXCLUSIVE OFFER: See inside Jim Cramer's multi-million dollar charitable trust portfolio to see the stocks he thinks could be potential winners. Click here to see his holdings for 14-days FREE. 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 $16.4 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are up 7.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 6 analysts who 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, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, reasonable valuation levels, solid stock price performance and expanding profit margins. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Republic Services Ratings Report now. EXCLUSIVE OFFER: See inside Jim Cramer's multi-million dollar charitable trust portfolio to see the stocks he thinks could be potential winners. Click here to see his holdings for 14-days FREE.

2. As of noon trading, Stericycle ( SRCL) is up $3.02 (3.2%) to $97.57 on heavy volume. Thus far, 1.8 million shares of Stericycle exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $94.13-$97.57 after having opened the day at $94.33 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $94.55. EXCLUSIVE OFFER: See inside Jim Cramer's multi-million dollar charitable trust portfolio to see the stocks he thinks could be potential winners. Click here to see his holdings for 14-days FREE. Stericycle, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides regulated and compliance solutions to the healthcare, retail, and commercial businesses in the United States and internationally. Stericycle has a market cap of $8.1 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are down 21.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 6 analysts who rate Stericycle a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates Stericycle as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, disappointing return on equity and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share. Get the full Stericycle Ratings Report now. EXCLUSIVE OFFER: See inside Jim Cramer's multi-million dollar charitable trust portfolio to see the stocks he thinks could be potential winners. Click here to see his holdings for 14-days FREE.

1. As of noon trading, Waste Management ( WM) is up $0.58 (1.0%) to $60.42 on average volume. Thus far, 1.0 million shares of Waste Management exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $59.44-$60.44 after having opened the day at $59.84 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $59.84. EXCLUSIVE OFFER: See inside Jim Cramer's multi-million dollar charitable trust portfolio to see the stocks he thinks could be potential winners. Click here to see his holdings for 14-days FREE. 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 $26.6 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are up 12.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 4 analysts who rate Waste Management a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 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 compelling growth in net income, revenue growth, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full Waste Management Ratings Report now. EXCLUSIVE OFFER: See inside Jim Cramer's multi-million dollar charitable trust portfolio to see the stocks he thinks could be potential winners. Click here to see his holdings for 14-days FREE. 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).