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

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading up 21 points (0.1%) at 16,188 as of Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,791 issues advancing vs. 1,124 declining with 176 unchanged.

The Industrial Goods sector currently sits up 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%.

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

3.

Textron

(

TXT

) is one of the companies pushing the Industrial Goods sector lower today. As of noon trading, Textron is down $2.93 (-7.8%) to $34.80 on heavy volume. Thus far, 4.4 million shares of Textron exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $33.82-$35.40 after having opened the day at $34.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $37.73.

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Textron Inc. operates in the aircraft, defense, industrial, and finance businesses worldwide. It operates through five segments: Textron Aviation, Bell, Textron Systems, Industrial, and Finance. Textron has a market cap of $10.1 billion and is part of the aerospace/defense industry. Shares are down 10.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Textron a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Textron

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, reasonable valuation levels and notable return on equity. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full

Textron Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

Northrop Grumman

(

NOC

) is down $2.54 (-1.4%) to $179.96 on light volume. Thus far, 411,503 shares of Northrop Grumman exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $178.88-$182.49 after having opened the day at $181.43 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $182.50.

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Northrop Grumman Corporation, a security company, provides systems, products, and solutions in aerospace, electronics, information systems, and technical service areas to government and commercial customers worldwide. Northrop Grumman has a market cap of $33.2 billion and is part of the aerospace/defense industry. Shares are down 3.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Northrop Grumman a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Northrop Grumman

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, reasonable valuation levels and notable return on equity. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full

Northrop Grumman Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

Boeing

(

BA

) is down $9.63 (-7.5%) to $118.38 on heavy volume. Thus far, 16.4 million shares of Boeing exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $115.02-$119.90 after having opened the day at $119.76 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $128.01.

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The Boeing Company, together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, manufactures, sells, services, and supports commercial jetliners, military aircraft, satellites, missile defense, human space flight, and launch systems and services worldwide. Boeing has a market cap of $83.1 billion and is part of the aerospace/defense industry. Shares are down 11.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Boeing a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Boeing

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations, growth in earnings per share and increase in net income. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full

Boeing 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

).