All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 151 points (0.9%) at 17,857 as of Wednesday, May 25, 2016, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,944 issues advancing vs. 983 declining with 158 unchanged.

The Materials & Construction industry currently sits up 0.6% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.7%. A company within the industry that fell today was Waste Connections ( WCN), up 2.3%. Top gainers within the industry include Weyerhaeuser ( WY), up 1.4%, Martin Marietta Materials ( MLM), up 1.3% and Vulcan Materials ( VMC), up 0.6%.

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

3. Progressive Waste Solutions ( BIN) is one of the companies pushing the Materials & Construction industry lower today. As of noon trading, Progressive Waste Solutions is down $0.76 (-2.3%) to $32.92 on average volume. Thus far, 502,287 shares of Progressive Waste Solutions exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 821,000 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $32.65-$33.72 after having opened the day at $33.70 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $33.68.

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Progressive Waste Solutions Ltd. operates as a full-service waste management company. The company offers non-hazardous solid waste collection, recycling, and disposal services to commercial, industrial, municipal and residential customers in 14 U.S. Progressive Waste Solutions has a market cap of $3.6 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are up 43.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Progressive Waste Solutions a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Progressive Waste Solutions as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, expanding profit margins and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and weak operating cash flow. Get the full Progressive Waste Solutions Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, NVR ( NVR) is down $31.66 (-1.8%) to $1,702.34 on light volume. Thus far, 6,703 shares of NVR exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 25,300 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $1,702.34-$1,745.53 after having opened the day at $1,730.50 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $1,734.00.

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NVR, Inc. operates as a homebuilder in the United States. The company operates through four segments: Mid Atlantic, North East, Mid East, and South East. NVR has a market cap of $6.6 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are up 5.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are no analysts that rate NVR a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates NVR as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity, solid stock price performance and impressive record of earnings per share growth. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full NVR Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Republic Services ( RSG) is down $0.34 (-0.7%) to $47.91 on light volume. Thus far, 468,647 shares of Republic Services exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $47.89-$48.50 after having opened the day at $48.40 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $48.25.

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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 $16.4 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are up 9.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 7 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, reasonable valuation levels, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, 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.

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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).