One out of the three major indices are trading up today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading down 27 points (-0.1%) at 18,429 as of Friday, July 29, 2016, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,872 issues advancing vs. 1,043 declining with 148 unchanged.

The Industrial industry currently sits up 0.6% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. Top gainers within the industry include

Tenaris

(

TS

), up 1.1%,

Roper Technologies

(

ROP

), up 1.1% and

ABB

(

ABB

), up 0.9%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include

Rockwell Automation

(

ROK

), down 1.6%,

Eaton

(

ETN

), down 1.0% and

CNH Industrial

(

CNHI

), down 0.8%.

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

3.

Spectrum Brands Holdings

(

SPB

) is one of the companies pushing the Industrial industry higher today. As of noon trading, Spectrum Brands Holdings is up $1.56 (1.2%) to $128.14 on heavy volume. Thus far, 323,518 shares of Spectrum Brands Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 305,500 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $126.70-$129.55 after having opened the day at $126.97 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $126.58.

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Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc. manufactures and sells consumer products worldwide. It operates through five segments: Global Batteries & Appliances, Global Pet Supplies, Home and Garden, Hardware & Home Improvement, and Global Auto Care. Spectrum Brands Holdings has a market cap of $7.0 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are up 24.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 8 analysts who rate Spectrum Brands Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Spectrum Brands Holdings

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels, solid stock price performance, increase in net income and good cash flow from operations. 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

Spectrum Brands Holdings Ratings Report

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2. As of noon trading,

Middleby

(

MIDD

) is up $1.71 (1.4%) to $119.58 on light volume. Thus far, 135,136 shares of Middleby exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 404,600 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $117.81-$119.85 after having opened the day at $117.92 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $117.87.

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The Middleby Corporation designs, manufactures, markets, distributes, and services commercial foodservice, food processing, and residential kitchen equipment in the United States, Canada, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and Latin America. Middleby has a market cap of $6.8 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are up 9.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 4 analysts who rate Middleby a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Middleby

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, increase in net income, growth in earnings per share, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and expanding profit margins. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full

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1. As of noon trading,

Snap-on

(

SNA

) is up $1.45 (0.9%) to $156.90 on average volume. Thus far, 231,864 shares of Snap-on exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 474,600 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $154.26-$156.99 after having opened the day at $155.16 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $155.45.

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Snap-on Incorporated manufactures and markets tools, equipment, diagnostics, and repair information and systems solutions for professional users worldwide. Snap-on has a market cap of $9.1 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are down 9.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 5 analysts who rate Snap-on a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Snap-on

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, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full

Snap-on 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 industry could consider

SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

DIA

) while those bearish on the industrial industry could consider

ProShares UltraShort Industrials

(

SIJ

).