Each weekday, TheStreet.com Ratings compiles a list of the top five stocks in five categories -- fast-growth, all-around value, large-cap, mid-cap and small-cap -- and publishes these lists in the
Leading the list today is Cummins ( CMI), which designs, manufactures, distributes and repairs diesel and natural gas engines and electric power generation systems. It has been rated a buy since August 2005. The company's second-quarter revenue grew by 17.6% year over year, powered by double-digit growth in engine sales in the light-duty automotive, recreational vehicle and medium-duty truck engines. Power generation sales improved by 28.6%, with strong performance in North America, the Middle East, Europe and India. In addition, total debt decreased 33.7% to $666 million, resulting in an improved debt-to-equity ratio of 0.21.