All three major indices are trading up today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading up 104 points (0.6%) at 17,586 as of Friday, March 18, 2016, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,835 issues advancing vs. 1,105 declining with 153 unchanged.

The Industrial Goods sector currently sits up 0.8% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.4%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include

Tenaris

(

TS

), down 1.8%,

Caterpillar

(

CAT

), down 1.3%,

Nidec

(

NJ

), down 1.2%,

Eaton

(

ETN

), down 0.6% and

Deere

(

DE

), down 0.6%. Top gainers within the sector include

Cemex SAB de CV

(

CX

), up 4.9%,

Boeing

(

BA

), up 1.7%,

Northrop Grumman

(

NOC

), up 1.3%,

Mohawk Industries

(

MHK

), up 1.2% and

Roper Technologies

(

ROP

), up 1.2%.

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

3.

Kennametal

(

KMT

) is one of the companies pushing the Industrial Goods sector lower today. As of noon trading, Kennametal is down $1.39 (-5.9%) to $22.03 on average volume. Thus far, 1.0 million shares of Kennametal exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $21.96-$23.04 after having opened the day at $23.03 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $23.42.

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Kennametal Inc. manufactures and supplies tooling, engineered components, and advanced materials consumed in production processes worldwide. It operates through two segments, Industrial and Infrastructure. Kennametal has a market cap of $1.7 billion and is part of the industrial industry. Shares are up 22.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Kennametal a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Kennametal

as a

sell

. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins, weak operating cash flow and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself. Get the full

Kennametal Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

Emerson Electric

(

EMR

) is down $0.29 (-0.5%) to $54.45 on heavy volume. Thus far, 3.6 million shares of Emerson Electric exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $54.23-$55.00 after having opened the day at $54.95 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $54.74.

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Emerson Electric Co. designs and manufactures products, and delivers services to industrial, commercial, and consumer markets worldwide. Emerson Electric has a market cap of $32.7 billion and is part of the industrial industry. Shares are up 14.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Emerson Electric a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 13 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Emerson Electric

as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity, expanding profit margins and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, unimpressive growth in net income and weak operating cash flow. Get the full

Emerson Electric Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

Cummins

(

CMI

) is down $0.63 (-0.6%) to $108.95 on average volume. Thus far, 1.1 million shares of Cummins exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $108.10-$111.29 after having opened the day at $109.94 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $109.58.

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Cummins Inc. designs, manufactures, distributes, and services diesel and natural gas engines, and engine-related component products. It operates through four segments: Engine, Distribution, Components, and Power Generation. Cummins has a market cap of $18.2 billion and is part of the industrial industry. Shares are up 24.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Cummins a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 11 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, reasonable valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full

Cummins 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

).