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5 Industrial Goods Stocks Dragging The Sector Down

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

One out of the three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average (^DJI) trading up 4 points (0.0%) at 14,823 as of Tuesday, April 30, 2013, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,672 issues advancing vs. 1,218 declining with 158 unchanged.

The Industrial Goods sector currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is unchanged. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include CNH Global (CNH), down 7.69, Cummins (CMI), down 5.77, PulteGroup (PHM), down 2.36, DR Horton (DHI), down 2.19 and Ingersoll-Rand (IR), down 1.38. Top gainers within the sector include Chart Industries (GTLS), up 7.7%, Embraer S.A (ERJ), up 5.1%, AGCO (AGCO), up 4.6%, Danaher Corporation (DHR), up 1.4% and Republic Services (RSG), up 1.4%.

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

5. Xylem (XYL) is one of the companies pushing the Industrial Goods sector lower today. As of noon trading, Xylem is down $1.31 (-4.6%) to $26.94 on heavy volume Thus far, 1.4 million shares of Xylem exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 996,600 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $26.38-$27.81 after having opened the day at $27.81 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $28.25.

Xylem Inc. engages in the design, manufacture, and application of engineered technologies for water and wastewater applications. The company operates in two segments, Water Infrastructure and Applied Water. Xylem has a market cap of $5.2 billion and is part of the industrial industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.5, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 2.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Xylem as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including weak operating cash flow and relatively poor performance when compared with the S&P 500 during the past year. Get the full Xylem Ratings Report now.

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