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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4. As of noon trading, Lennar Corporation ( LEN) is down $0.59 (-1.5%) to $38.13 on average volume Thus far, 2.4 million shares of Lennar Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $37.45-$38.84 after having opened the day at $38.45 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $38.72.

Lennar Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in homebuilding, financial services, and real estate businesses in the United States. Lennar Corporation has a market cap of $6.2 billion and is part of the materials & construction industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.2, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 96.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Lennar Corporation a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Lennar Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, notable return on equity, solid stock price performance, compelling growth in net income and impressive record of earnings per share growth. 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 Lennar Corporation Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, PulteGroup ( PHM) is down $0.35 (-2.0%) to $16.76 on average volume Thus far, 5.4 million shares of PulteGroup exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 13.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $16.33-$17.15 after having opened the day at $17.05 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $17.11.

PulteGroup, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in homebuilding and financial services businesses primarily in the United States. PulteGroup has a market cap of $6.6 billion and is part of the materials & construction industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 40.7, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 170.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate PulteGroup a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates PulteGroup as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk, premium valuation and poor profit margins. Get the full PulteGroup Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Deere ( DE) is down $0.40 (-0.5%) to $84.00 on light volume Thus far, 972,187 shares of Deere exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $83.43-$84.25 after having opened the day at $84.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $84.40.

Deere & Company provides products and services primarily for agriculture and forestry worldwide. Deere has a market cap of $33.1 billion and is part of the industrial industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 11.1, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 9.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Deere a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 6 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, increase in stock price during the past year, growth in earnings per share and increase in net income. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Deere Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Boeing ( BA) is down $0.54 (-0.7%) to $73.95 on light volume Thus far, 1.7 million shares of Boeing exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $73.15-$74.15 after having opened the day at $74.02 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $74.49.

The Boeing Company, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the design, development, manufacture, sale, and support of commercial jetliners, military aircraft, satellites, missile defense, human space flight, and launch systems and services worldwide. Boeing has a market cap of $56.0 billion and is part of the aerospace/defense industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.1, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 1.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 19 analysts that rate Boeing a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 2 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, good cash flow from operations, increase in stock price during the past year and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Boeing 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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