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All three major indices are trading down today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading down 152 points (-0.9%) at 17,388 as of Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 923 issues advancing vs. 2,100 declining with 141 unchanged.

The Industrial Goods sector currently sits down 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is down 1.1%. Top gainers within the sector include

Tenaris

(

TS

), up 4.5%,

Fluor

(

FLR

), up 1.6%,

Ametek

(

AME

), up 1.1%,

Cemex SAB de CV

(

CX

), up 1.1% and

Masco

(

MAS

), up 1.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include

Generac Holdings

(

GNRC

), down 12.6%,

Stantec

(

STN

), down 11.1%,

EnerSys

(

ENS

), down 10.9%,

Rayonier

(

RYN

), down 7.0% and

Fastenal

(

FAST

), down 1.8%.

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

3.

3D Systems

(

DDD

) is one of the companies pushing the Industrial Goods sector higher today. As of noon trading, 3D Systems is up $1.83 (15.6%) to $13.53 on heavy volume. Thus far, 9.2 million shares of 3D Systems exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $11.66-$14.75 after having opened the day at $12.05 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $11.70.

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3D Systems Corporation, through its subsidiaries, operates as a provider of 3D printing centric design-to-manufacturing solutions in the Americas, Germany, and the Asia-Pacific, as well as other European, the Middle East, and African countries. 3D Systems has a market cap of $1.3 billion and is part of the computer hardware industry. Shares are down 64.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 3 analysts who rate 3D Systems a buy, 4 analysts rate it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

3D Systems

as a

sell

. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity, weak operating cash flow, generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself and feeble growth in its earnings per share. Get the full

3D Systems Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

Huntington Ingalls Industries

(

HII

) is up $5.63 (4.8%) to $122.75 on heavy volume. Thus far, 280,134 shares of Huntington Ingalls Industries exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 309,000 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $114.71-$128.22 after having opened the day at $116.46 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $117.12.

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Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. engages in designing, building, overhauling, and repairing ships primarily for the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Coast Guard. It operates in three segments: Ingalls Shipbuilding, Newport News Shipbuilding, and Other. Huntington Ingalls Industries has a market cap of $5.6 billion and is part of the aerospace/defense industry. Shares are up 4.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 2 analysts who rate Huntington Ingalls Industries a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Huntington Ingalls Industries

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance and notable return on equity. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full

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now.

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1. As of noon trading,

Colfax

(

CFX

) is up $0.93 (2.4%) to $39.76 on heavy volume. Thus far, 809,053 shares of Colfax exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 991,100 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $39.11-$39.96 after having opened the day at $39.29 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $38.83.

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Colfax Corporation, an industrial manufacturing and engineering company, provides gas-and fluid-handling, and fabrication technology products and services to commercial and governmental customers worldwide. Colfax has a market cap of $4.7 billion and is part of the industrial industry. Shares are down 24.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 3 analysts who rate Colfax a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Colfax

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its 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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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

).