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5 Stocks Pushing The Industrial Goods Sector Higher

Editor's Note: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model

All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average (^DJI) trading up 62 points (0.4%) at 14,518 as of Thursday, March 14, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,808 issues advancing vs. 1,087 declining with 143 unchanged.

The Industrial Goods sector currently sits up 0.7% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.5%. Top gainers within the sector include PulteGroup (PHM), up 3.5%, Kubota Corporation (KUB), up 1.6%, Weyerhaeuser (WY), up 1.3%, Pentair (PNR), up 1.2% and Koninklijke Philips Electronics (PHG), up 1.2%. A company within the sector that fell today was Nidec Corporation (NJ), up 1.5%.

TheStreet Ratings group would like to highlight 5 stocks pushing the sector higher today:

5. Dover Corporation (DOV) is one of the companies pushing the Industrial Goods sector higher today. As of noon trading, Dover Corporation is up $0.77 (1.0%) to $74.47 on light volume Thus far, 411,866 shares of Dover Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $73.71-$74.59 after having opened the day at $73.90 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $73.70.

Dover Corporation manufactures and sells a range of specialized products and components, and provides related consumables and services. The company operates in four segments: Communication Technologies, Energy, Engineered Systems, and Printing and Identification. Dover Corporation has a market cap of $12.8 billion and is part of the industrial industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.2, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 12.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Dover Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Dover Corporation 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, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Dover Corporation Ratings Report now.

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