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All three major indices are trading up today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading up 6 points (0.0%) at 17,752 as of Friday, July 31, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,104 issues advancing vs. 883 declining with 149 unchanged.

The Industrial Goods sector currently sits up 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.1%. Top gainers within the sector include

Nidec

(

NJ

), up 7.3%,

Embraer S.A

(

ERJ

), up 4.9%,

TransDigm Group

(

TDG

), up 2.9%,

Fastenal

(

FAST

), up 2.2% and

L-3 Communications Holdings

(

LLL

), up 1.7%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include

DigitalGlobe

(

DGI

), down 14.2%,

Belden

(

BDC

), down 6.0%,

Northrop Grumman

(

NOC

), down 0.9% and

Eaton

(

ETN

), down 0.7%.

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

3.

AerCap Holdings

(

AER

) is one of the companies pushing the Industrial Goods sector higher today. As of noon trading, AerCap Holdings is up $0.82 (1.8%) to $46.95 on average volume. Thus far, 1.3 million shares of AerCap Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $46.53-$48.10 after having opened the day at $46.57 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $46.13.

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AerCap Holdings N.V., an independent aircraft leasing company, engages in the leasing, financing, sale, and management of commercial aircraft and engines. AerCap Holdings has a market cap of $9.8 billion and is part of the transportation industry. Shares are up 18.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 6 analysts who rate AerCap Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

AerCap Holdings

as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company has favored debt over equity in the management of its balance sheet. Get the full

AerCap Holdings Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

Lennar

(

LEN

) is up $0.92 (1.8%) to $53.10 on average volume. Thus far, 1.5 million shares of Lennar exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $51.81-$53.14 after having opened the day at $52.40 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $52.18.

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Lennar Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the homebuilding activities in the United States. Lennar has a market cap of $9.0 billion and is part of the materials & construction industry. Shares are up 16.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 5 analysts who rate Lennar a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Lennar

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, good cash flow from operations and notable return on equity. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full

Lennar Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

Lockheed Martin

(

LMT

) is up $1.27 (0.6%) to $207.74 on average volume. Thus far, 451,770 shares of Lockheed Martin exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $206.53-$208.51 after having opened the day at $207.61 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $206.47.

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Lockheed Martin Corporation, a security and aerospace company, engages in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration, and sustainment of technology systems, products, and services. Lockheed Martin has a market cap of $64.6 billion and is part of the aerospace/defense industry. Shares are up 7.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 4 analysts who rate Lockheed Martin a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Lockheed Martin

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, revenue growth and notable return on equity. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full

Lockheed Martin 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

).