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

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading down 6 points (0.0%) at 17,753 as of Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,244 issues advancing vs. 1,682 declining with 165 unchanged.

The Industrial Goods sector currently sits down 0.5% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. A company within the sector that fell today was

Eaton

(

ETN

), up 1.2%. A company within the sector that increased today was

DR Horton

(

DHI

), up 2.6%.

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

3.

Middleby

(

MIDD

) is one of the companies pushing the Industrial Goods sector lower today. As of noon trading, Middleby is down $10.10 (-8.4%) to $110.23 on heavy volume. Thus far, 1.3 million shares of Middleby exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 308,300 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $104.00-$113.30 after having opened the day at $111.76 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $120.33.

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The Middleby Corporation designs, manufactures, markets, distributes, and services commercial foodservice and food processing, and residential kitchen equipment in the United States, Canada, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and Latin America. Middleby has a market cap of $6.7 billion and is part of the industrial industry. Shares are up 21.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Middleby a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Middleby

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company is trading at a premium valuation based on our review of its current price compared to such things as earnings and book value. Get the full

Middleby Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

Tenaris

(

TS

) is down $0.44 (-1.7%) to $24.94 on light volume. Thus far, 753,466 shares of Tenaris exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $24.88-$25.52 after having opened the day at $25.47 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $25.38.

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Tenaris S.A., through its subsidiaries, manufactures and supplies steel pipe products and related services for the energy and other industrial applications. Tenaris has a market cap of $15.0 billion and is part of the metals & mining industry. Shares are down 16.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Tenaris a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Tenaris

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 feeble growth in the company's earnings per share, deteriorating net income and disappointing return on equity. Get the full

Tenaris Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

Cummins

(

CMI

) is down $3.06 (-3.0%) to $100.67 on average volume. Thus far, 1.2 million shares of Cummins exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $100.61-$103.91 after having opened the day at $103.91 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $103.73.

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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 $18.7 billion and is part of the industrial industry. Shares are down 28.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Cummins a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 12 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Cummins

as a

buy

. 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. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster 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

).