All three major indices are trading up today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading up 174 points (1.0%) at 17,542 as of Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,279 issues advancing vs. 762 declining with 98 unchanged.

The Industrial Goods sector currently sits up 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is up 1.1%.

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 $3.68 (-14.4%) to $21.89 on heavy volume. Thus far, 4.8 million shares of Kennametal exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 909,700 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $21.14-$22.64 after having opened the day at $21.64 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $25.57.

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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 $2.0 billion and is part of the industrial industry. Shares are down 28.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Kennametal a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Kennametal

as a

hold

. Among the primary strengths of the company is its solid financial position based on a variety of debt and liquidity measures that we have evaluated. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins. Get the full

Kennametal Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

Deere

(

DE

) is down $1.80 (-2.3%) to $77.14 on heavy volume. Thus far, 2.9 million shares of Deere exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $76.74-$79.77 after having opened the day at $79.36 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $78.94.

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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 $25.3 billion and is part of the industrial industry. Shares are down 10.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Deere a buy, 5 analysts rate it a sell, and 10 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,

Danaher

(

DHR

) is down $0.52 (-0.6%) to $92.85 on average volume. Thus far, 1.6 million shares of Danaher exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $92.74-$94.30 after having opened the day at $94.05 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $93.37.

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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 $63.7 billion and is part of the industrial industry. Shares are up 8.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 13 analysts that 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, compelling growth in net income, expanding profit margins, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures 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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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

).