5 Stocks Pushing The Industrial Goods Sector Lower

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Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 14 points (0.1%) at 12,892 as of Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, 12:00 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,435 issues advancing vs. 1,435 declining with 148 unchanged.

The Industrial Goods sector currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.0%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Embraer S.A ( ERJ), down 3.6%, Makita ( MKTAY), down 2.6%, Masco Corporation ( MAS), down 1.4%, Nidec Corporation ( NJ), down 1.4% and Cummins ( CMI), down 0.4%. Top gainers within the sector include Sauer-Danfoss ( SHS), up 26.5%, Stanley Black & Decker ( SWK), up 2.3%, Dover Corporation ( DOV), up 1.8%, Tyco International ( TYC), up 1.2% and Cemex S.A.B. de C.V ( CX), up 1.1%.

TheStreet Ratings group would like to highlight 5 stocks pushing the sector lower today:

5. Sherwin-Williams Company ( SHW) is one of the companies pushing the Industrial Goods sector lower today. As of noon trading, Sherwin-Williams Company is down $1.75 (-1.1%) to $155.40 on average volume Thus far, 608,281 shares of Sherwin-Williams Company exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 970,100 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $153.34-$155.64 after having opened the day at $155.30 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $157.15.

The Sherwin-Williams Company engages in the development, manufacture, distribution, and sale of paints, coatings, and related products to professional, industrial, commercial, and retail customers primarily in North and South America, the Caribbean region, Europe, and Asia. Sherwin-Williams Company has a market cap of $16.3 billion and is part of the materials & construction industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 28.6, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 76.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Sherwin-Williams Company a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Sherwin-Williams Company as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and compelling growth in net income. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full Sherwin-Williams Company Ratings Report now.

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