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

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading down 36 points (-0.2%) at 15,908 as of Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,930 issues advancing vs. 1,011 declining with 153 unchanged.

The Industrial industry currently sits up 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.1%. Top gainers within the industry include

Illinois Tool Works

(

ITW

), up 1.9%,

Emerson Electric

(

EMR

), up 1.6% and

Eaton

(

ETN

), up 0.7%.

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

3.

Cummins

(

CMI

) is one of the companies pushing the Industrial industry higher today. As of noon trading, Cummins is up $1.85 (2.2%) to $87.06 on light volume. Thus far, 973,925 shares of Cummins exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $85.33-$87.49 after having opened the day at $86.51 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $85.21.

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Cummins Inc. designs, manufactures, distributes, and services diesel and natural gas engines, and engine-related components. It operates in four segments: Engine, Distribution, Components, and Power Generation. Cummins has a market cap of $15.2 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are down 3.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 5 analysts who rate Cummins a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 12 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, notable return on equity and attractive valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, weak operating cash flow and poor profit margins. Get the full

Cummins Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

Deere

(

DE

) is up $0.43 (0.6%) to $74.06 on light volume. Thus far, 640,709 shares of Deere exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $73.36-$75.24 after having opened the day at $74.70 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $73.63.

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Deere & Company, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and distributes agriculture and turf, and construction and forestry equipment worldwide. Deere has a market cap of $23.3 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are down 3.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 2 analysts who rate Deere a buy, 4 analysts rate it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Deere

as a

hold

. Among the primary strengths of the company is its respectable return on equity which we feel is likely to continue. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including feeble growth in the company's earnings per share, deteriorating net income and generally higher debt management risk. Get the full

Deere Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

Caterpillar

(

CAT

) is up $1.57 (2.7%) to $59.89 on heavy volume. Thus far, 7.5 million shares of Caterpillar exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $58.57-$62.45 after having opened the day at $62.07 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $58.32.

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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 $34.4 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are down 12.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there is 1 analyst who rates Caterpillar a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 13 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Caterpillar

as a

hold

. Among the primary strengths of the company is its reasonable valuation levels, considering its current price compared to earnings, book value and other measures. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, generally higher debt management risk and poor profit margins. 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

).