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

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading up 217 points (1.3%) at 16,418 as of Friday, Sept. 25, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,782 issues advancing vs. 1,190 declining with 158 unchanged.

The Industrial industry currently sits down 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.3%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include

Nidec

(

NJ

), down 4.8%, and

Tenaris

(

TS

), down 1.1%.

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

3.

Danaher

(

DHR

) is one of the companies pushing the Industrial industry higher today. As of noon trading, Danaher is up $0.89 (1.1%) to $85.91 on light volume. Thus far, 1.2 million shares of Danaher exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $85.59-$86.13 after having opened the day at $85.97 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $85.02.

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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 $58.6 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 23.6, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 24.3. Shares are down 0.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 12 analysts who rate Danaher a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 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, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full

Danaher Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

3M

(

MMM

) is up $1.62 (1.2%) to $139.20 on average volume. Thus far, 1.5 million shares of 3M exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $138.81-$139.90 after having opened the day at $139.60 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $137.58.

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3M Company operates as a diversified technology company worldwide. 3M has a market cap of $86.0 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.0, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 24.3. Shares are down 16.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 5 analysts who rate 3M a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

3M

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, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity and expanding profit margins. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full

3M Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

United Technologies

(

UTX

) is up $0.68 (0.8%) to $87.50 on average volume. Thus far, 3.2 million shares of United Technologies exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $86.92-$87.80 after having opened the day at $87.63 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $86.82.

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United Technologies Corporation provides technology products and services to building systems and aerospace industries worldwide. United Technologies has a market cap of $77.4 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.5, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 24.3. Shares are down 24.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 11 analysts who rate United Technologies a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

United Technologies

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its reasonable valuation levels, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full

United Technologies 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

).