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All three major indices are trading down today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading down 31 points (-0.2%) at 18,049 as of Monday, April 27, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,377 issues advancing vs. 1,612 declining with 170 unchanged.

The Industrial industry currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. Top gainers within the industry include

Joy Global

(

JOY

), up 6.1%,

Nidec

(

NJ

), up 3.1%,

Roper Industries

(

ROP

), up 2.4%,

Flowserve

(

FLS

), up 2.3% and

Tenaris

(

TS

), up 2.1%.

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

3.

Precision Castparts

(

PCP

) is one of the companies pushing the Industrial industry higher today. As of noon trading, Precision Castparts is up $2.13 (1.1%) to $202.64 on average volume. Thus far, 766,058 shares of Precision Castparts exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $200.60-$203.09 after having opened the day at $200.93 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $200.51.

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Precision Castparts Corp. manufactures and sells metal components and products worldwide. It operates in three segments: Investment Cast Products, Forged Products, and Airframe Products. Precision Castparts has a market cap of $29.1 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are down 16.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 10 analysts who rate Precision Castparts a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Precision Castparts

as a

buy

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

Precision Castparts Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

Emerson Electric

(

EMR

) is up $0.86 (1.5%) to $58.51 on light volume. Thus far, 1.3 million shares of Emerson Electric exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $57.77-$58.57 after having opened the day at $57.77 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $57.65.

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Emerson Electric Co. provides technology and engineering solutions to industrial, commercial, and consumer markets worldwide. It operates through five segments: Process Management, Industrial Automation, Network Power, Climate Technologies, and Commercial & Residential Solutions. Emerson Electric has a market cap of $39.9 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are down 5.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 3 analysts who rate Emerson Electric a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 15 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Emerson Electric

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full

Emerson Electric Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

Caterpillar

(

CAT

) is up $0.88 (1.0%) to $85.48 on average volume. Thus far, 2.9 million shares of Caterpillar exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $84.40-$85.94 after having opened the day at $84.85 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $84.60.

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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 $51.2 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are down 7.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 5 analysts who rate Caterpillar a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 13 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Caterpillar

as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, notable return on equity and attractive valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk, weak operating cash flow and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full

Caterpillar 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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