Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 14 points (-0.1%) at 17,773 as of Wednesday, June 1, 2016, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,608 issues advancing vs. 1,334 declining with 152 unchanged.

The Materials & Construction industry currently sits up 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. Top gainers within the industry include Owens-Corning ( OC), up 0.7%, and Waste Management ( WM), up 0.6%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Fluor ( FLR), down 1.4%, Weyerhaeuser ( WY), down 0.9% and Martin Marietta Materials ( MLM), down 0.8%.

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

3. Eagle Materials ( EXP) is one of the companies pushing the Materials & Construction industry higher today. As of noon trading, Eagle Materials is up $0.86 (1.1%) to $79.18 on light volume. Thus far, 203,698 shares of Eagle Materials exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 625,500 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $77.30-$79.27 after having opened the day at $77.59 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $78.32.

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Eagle Materials Inc. produces and sells construction products and building materials used in residential, industrial, commercial, and infrastructure construction; and products used in oil and natural gas extraction in the United States. Eagle Materials has a market cap of $3.8 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are up 29.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 5 analysts who rate Eagle Materials a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Eagle Materials 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 and notable return on equity. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Eagle Materials Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, USG ( USG) is up $0.38 (1.3%) to $29.24 on average volume. Thus far, 829,967 shares of USG exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $28.34-$29.27 after having opened the day at $28.77 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $28.86.

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USG Corporation manufactures and distributes building materials worldwide. Its Gypsum segment provides gypsum and related products to construct walls, ceilings, roofs, and floors of residential, commercial, and institutional buildings, as well as for various industrial applications. USG has a market cap of $4.3 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are up 18.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 3 analysts who rate USG a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates USG as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, revenue growth and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's profit margins have been poor overall. Get the full USG Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, D.R. Horton ( DHI) is up $0.17 (0.6%) to $30.73 on light volume. Thus far, 1.4 million shares of D.R. Horton exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $30.19-$30.79 after having opened the day at $30.34 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $30.56.

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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 $11.3 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are down 4.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 7 analysts who rate D.R. Horton a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 10 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 robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, solid stock price performance, 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 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).