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5 Stocks Moving The Industrial Goods Sector Upward

Editor's Note: Any reference to TheStreet Ratings and its underlying recommendation does not reflect the opinion of TheStreet, Inc. or any of its contributors including Jim Cramer or Stephanie Link.

All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average (^DJI) trading up 15 points (0.1%) at 15,467 as of Wednesday, July 17, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,986 issues advancing vs. 913 declining with 127 unchanged.

The Industrial Goods sector currently sits up 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.3%. Top gainers within the sector include Toll Brothers (TOL), up 2.1%, Vulcan Materials Company (VMC), up 1.8%, DR Horton (DHI), up 1.8%, PulteGroup (PHM), up 1.7% and Cemex S.A.B. de C.V (CX), up 1.4%. A company within the sector that fell today was ABB (ABB), up 0.5%.

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

5. Precision Castparts (PCP) is one of the companies pushing the Industrial Goods sector higher today. As of noon trading, Precision Castparts is up $1.36 (0.6%) to $233.03 on average volume. Thus far, 296,415 shares of Precision Castparts exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 704,600 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $231.25-$233.53 after having opened the day at $232.05 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $231.67.

Precision Castparts Corp. manufactures metal components and products worldwide. Precision Castparts has a market cap of $34.2 billion and is part of the industrial industry. Shares are up 22.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 15 analysts that rate Precision Castparts a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Precision Castparts 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, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and impressive record of earnings per share growth. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Precision Castparts Ratings Report now.

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