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All three major indices are trading down today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading down 155 points (-1.0%) at 15,255 as of Wednesday, May 29, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 466 issues advancing vs. 2,548 declining with 68 unchanged.

The Industrial Goods sector currently sits down 0.86 versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.89. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include

MRC Global

(

MRC

), down 13.24,

Plum Creek Timber

(

PCL

), down 3.61,

DR Horton

(

DHI

), down 2.88,

Masco Corporation

(

MAS

), down 2.85 and

Mohawk Industries

(

MHK

), down 2.65.

TheStreet Ratings group would like to highlight 4 stocks pushing the sector higher today:

4.

Stanley Black & Decker

(

SWK

) is one of the companies pushing the Industrial Goods sector higher today. As of noon trading, Stanley Black & Decker is up $0.51 (0.64) to $80.38 on light volume Thus far, 474,251 shares of Stanley Black & Decker exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $78.92-$80.42 after having opened the day at $79.41 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $79.87.

Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. provides power and hand tools, mechanical access solutions, and electronic security and monitoring systems for various industrial applications primarily in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia. Stanley Black & Decker has a market cap of $12.7 billion and is part of the industrial industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 30.4, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 8.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Stanley Black & Decker a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Stanley Black & Decker

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 and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full

Stanley Black & Decker Ratings Report

now.

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3. As of noon trading,

Joy Global

(

JOY

) is up $0.71 (1.30) to $55.50 on average volume Thus far, 986,352 shares of Joy Global exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $54.26-$56.23 after having opened the day at $54.75 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $54.79.

Joy Global Inc. engages in the manufacture and servicing of mining equipment for the extraction of coal, copper, iron ore, oil sands, and other minerals. It operates in two segments, Underground Mining Machinery and Surface Mining Equipment. Joy Global has a market cap of $5.9 billion and is part of the industrial industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 41.7, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 13.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Joy Global a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Joy Global

as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, attractive valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including poor profit margins and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full

Joy Global Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

Cummins

(

CMI

) is up $0.80 (0.68) to $118.07 on average volume Thus far, 719,905 shares of Cummins exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $115.76-$118.20 after having opened the day at $115.95 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $117.27.

Cummins Inc. designs, manufactures, distributes, and services diesel and natural gas engines, and engine-related component products. It operates in four segments: Engine, Components, Power Generation, and Distribution. Cummins has a market cap of $22.1 billion and is part of the industrial industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.9, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 7.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Cummins a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 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, good cash flow from operations, increase in stock price during the past year, reasonable valuation levels and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat weak growth in earnings per share. Get the full

Cummins Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

Deere

(

DE

) is up $0.67 (0.78) to $87.01 on average volume Thus far, 1.7 million shares of Deere exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $85.96-$87.57 after having opened the day at $86.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $86.34.

Deere & Company manufactures and distributes agriculture and turf equipment, and construction and forestry equipment worldwide. Deere has a market cap of $33.6 billion and is part of the industrial industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 10.8, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 0.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Deere a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Deere

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, increase in stock price during the past year and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full

Deere Ratings Report

now.

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If you are interested in one of these 4 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

).

A reminder about TheStreet Ratings group: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model.

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