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

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading down 2 points (0.0%) at 17,750 as of Thursday, July 30, 2015, 1:05 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,461 issues advancing vs. 1,490 declining with 187 unchanged.

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

CNH Industrial

(

CNHI

), up 2.5%,

United Technologies

(

UTX

), up 1.7%,

Caterpillar

(

CAT

), up 0.8% and

Danaher

(

DHR

), up 0.7%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include

Abengoa

(

ABGB

), down 8.4%,

Embraer S.A

(

ERJ

), down 7.8%,

L-3 Communications Holdings

(

LLL

), down 6.5%,

Cemex SAB de CV

(

CX

), down 2.8% and

Tenaris

(

TS

), down 2.1%.

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

3.

DR Horton

(

DHI

) is one of the companies pushing the Industrial Goods sector higher today. As of noon trading, DR Horton is up $0.70 (2.5%) to $29.28 on heavy volume. Thus far, 4.3 million shares of DR Horton exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $28.36-$29.28 after having opened the day at $28.55 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $28.58.

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D.R. Horton, Inc. operates as a homebuilding company. It is engaged in the acquisition and development of land; and construction and sale of residential homes in 27 states and 79 markets in the United States under the names of D.R. DR Horton has a market cap of $10.1 billion and is part of the materials & construction industry. Shares are up 13.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 5 analysts who rate DR Horton a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

DR Horton

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, reasonable valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full

DR Horton Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

Northrop Grumman

(

NOC

) is up $2.22 (1.3%) to $175.66 on average volume. Thus far, 739,114 shares of Northrop Grumman exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $172.36-$175.75 after having opened the day at $173.43 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $173.44.

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Northrop Grumman Corporation, a security company, provides systems, products, and solutions in aerospace, electronics, information systems, and technical service areas to government and commercial customers worldwide. Northrop Grumman has a market cap of $31.7 billion and is part of the aerospace/defense industry. Shares are up 17.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 5 analysts who rate Northrop Grumman a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Northrop Grumman

as a

buy

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

Northrop Grumman Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

Raytheon

(

RTN

) is up $1.03 (0.9%) to $110.23 on heavy volume. Thus far, 1.7 million shares of Raytheon exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $108.50-$110.74 after having opened the day at $108.98 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $109.20.

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Raytheon Company develops integrated products, services, and solutions in the areas of sensing; effects; command, control, communications, and intelligence; mission support; and cyber and information security worldwide. Raytheon has a market cap of $31.8 billion and is part of the aerospace/defense industry. Shares are up 0.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 9 analysts who rate Raytheon a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Raytheon

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, reasonable valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full

Raytheon 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 goods sector could consider

Industrial Select Sector SPDR

(

XLI

) while those bearish on the industrial goods sector could consider

ProShares Short Dow 30

(

DOG

).