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Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading down 34 points (-0.2%) at 18,106 as of Monday, Feb. 23, 2015, 12:10 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,298 issues advancing vs. 1,669 declining with 161 unchanged.

The Industrial Goods sector currently sits down 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. A company within the sector that increased today was

AerCap Holdings

(

AER

), up 3.3%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include

Tenaris

(

TS

), down 3.6%,

CNH Industrial

(

CNHI

), down 1.6%,

Danaher

(

DHR

), down 0.8%,

ABB

(

ABB

), down 0.9% and

General Dynamics

(

GD

), down 0.6%.

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

3.

Huntington Ingalls Industries

(

HII

) is one of the companies pushing the Industrial Goods sector higher today. As of noon trading, Huntington Ingalls Industries is up $3.11 (2.3%) to $140.80 on average volume. Thus far, 137,962 shares of Huntington Ingalls Industries exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 270,100 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $137.72-$141.00 after having opened the day at $137.72 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $137.69.

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Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. is engaged in designing, building, overhauling, and repairing ships primarily for the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Coast Guard. It operates in two segments, Ingalls and Newport News. Huntington Ingalls Industries has a market cap of $6.4 billion and is part of the aerospace/defense industry. Shares are up 22.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 4 analysts who rate Huntington Ingalls Industries a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Huntington Ingalls Industries

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, good cash flow from operations and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full

Huntington Ingalls Industries Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

Ametek

(

AME

) is up $0.53 (1.0%) to $52.15 on light volume. Thus far, 419,245 shares of Ametek exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $51.50-$52.22 after having opened the day at $51.59 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $51.62.

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AMETEK, Inc. manufactures and sells electronic instruments and electromechanical devices in North America, Europe, Asia, and South America. The company operates in two segments, Electronic Instruments Group (EIG) and Electromechanical Group (EMG). Ametek has a market cap of $12.6 billion and is part of the industrial industry. Shares are down 1.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 7 analysts who rate Ametek a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Ametek

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, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full

Ametek Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

TransDigm Group

(

TDG

) is up $8.44 (4.0%) to $222.17 on heavy volume. Thus far, 349,905 shares of TransDigm Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 356,400 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $215.57-$224.58 after having opened the day at $215.77 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $213.73.

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TransDigm Group Incorporated, through its subsidiaries, designs, produces, and supplies aerospace components for commercial and military aircraft customers in the United States. The company operates through three segments: Power & Control, Airframe, and Non-aviation. TransDigm Group has a market cap of $11.2 billion and is part of the aerospace/defense industry. Shares are up 8.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 5 analysts who rate TransDigm Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

TransDigm Group

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations, growth in earnings per share and solid stock price performance. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full

TransDigm Group 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 industrial goods sector could consider

Industrial Select Sector SPDR

(

XLI

) while those bearish on the industrial goods sector could consider

ProShares Short Dow 30

(

DOG

).

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