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

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading down 16 points (-0.1%) at 18,209 as of Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, 12:00 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,413 issues advancing vs. 1,538 declining with 170 unchanged.

The Industrial industry currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. A company within the industry that increased today was

Precision Castparts

(

PCP

), up 2.4%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include

Nidec

(

NJ

), down 1.4%,

Caterpillar

(

CAT

), down 1.4% and

Tenaris

(

TS

), down 0.9%.

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

3.

Roper Industries

(

ROP

) is one of the companies pushing the Industrial industry higher today. As of noon trading, Roper Industries is up $1.22 (0.7%) to $169.24 on light volume. Thus far, 101,799 shares of Roper Industries exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 422,900 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $167.71-$169.33 after having opened the day at $168.40 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $168.03.

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Roper Industries, Inc. designs, manufactures, and distributes medical and scientific imaging products and software, radio frequency (RF) products, services and application software, industrial technology products, energy systems, and control products and solutions worldwide. Roper Industries has a market cap of $16.8 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are up 7.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 5 analysts who rate Roper Industries a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Roper Industries

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, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full

Roper Industries Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

3D Systems

(

DDD

) is up $1.32 (4.4%) to $31.34 on heavy volume. Thus far, 4.7 million shares of 3D Systems exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $29.01-$32.40 after having opened the day at $29.27 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $30.02.

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3D Systems Corporation, through its subsidiaries, operates as a provider of 3D printing centric design-to-manufacturing solutions in the United States, Germany, the Asia-Pacific, and other European countries. 3D Systems has a market cap of $3.4 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are down 8.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 5 analysts who rate 3D Systems a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

3D Systems

as a

hold

. 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 and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, deteriorating net income and disappointing return on equity. Get the full

3D Systems Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

Danaher

(

DHR

) is up $0.59 (0.7%) to $87.81 on light volume. Thus far, 560,015 shares of Danaher exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $87.02-$87.88 after having opened the day at $87.13 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $87.22.

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Danaher Corporation designs, manufactures, and markets professional, medical, industrial, and commercial products and services worldwide. Danaher has a market cap of $61.2 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are up 1.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 12 analysts who rate Danaher a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Danaher

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, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full

Danaher 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

).

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