All three major indices are trading up today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading up 69 points (0.4%) at 16,709 as of Monday, Feb. 29, 2016, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,159 issues advancing vs. 752 declining with 167 unchanged.

The Industrial Goods sector currently sits up 1.1% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.5%. Top gainers within the sector include

CNH Industrial

(

CNHI

), up 2.8%,

Tenaris

(

TS

), up 2.7%,

Weyerhaeuser

(

WY

), up 2.6%,

Mohawk Industries

(

MHK

), up 2.1% and

Sherwin-Williams

(

SHW

), up 1.3%. A company within the sector that fell today was

Chicago Bridge & Iron

(

CBI

), up 3.1%.

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

3.

Cummins

(

CMI

) is one of the companies pushing the Industrial Goods sector higher today. As of noon trading, Cummins is up $0.95 (1.0%) to $98.61 on light volume. Thus far, 443,267 shares of Cummins exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $97.57-$98.72 after having opened the day at $97.72 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $97.66.

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Cummins Inc. designs, manufactures, distributes, and services diesel and natural gas engines, and engine-related component products. It operates through four segments: Engine, Distribution, Components, and Power Generation. Cummins has a market cap of $17.0 billion and is part of the industrial industry. Shares are up 11.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 4 analysts who rate Cummins a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Cummins

as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, reasonable valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full

Cummins Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

Caterpillar

(

CAT

) is up $1.08 (1.6%) to $67.95 on light volume. Thus far, 1.3 million shares of Caterpillar exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $66.49-$67.98 after having opened the day at $67.01 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $66.87.

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Caterpillar Inc. manufactures and sells construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines, and diesel-electric locomotives worldwide. Caterpillar has a market cap of $38.7 billion and is part of the industrial industry. Shares are down 1.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are no analysts who rate Caterpillar a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Caterpillar

as a

hold

. The company's strongest point has been its expanding profit margins. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, generally higher debt management risk and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full

Caterpillar Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

Boeing

(

BA

) is up $1.08 (0.9%) to $119.24 on light volume. Thus far, 1.2 million shares of Boeing exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $117.50-$119.32 after having opened the day at $118.13 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $118.16.

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The Boeing Company, together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, manufactures, sells, services, and supports commercial jetliners, military aircraft, satellites, missile defense, human space flight, and launch systems and services worldwide. Boeing has a market cap of $77.4 billion and is part of the aerospace/defense industry. Shares are down 18.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 7 analysts who rate Boeing a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Boeing

as a

buy

. Among the primary strengths of the company is its respectable return on equity which we feel is likely to continue. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full

Boeing 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

).