5 Stocks Pushing The Industrial Goods Sector Lower

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 30 points (-0.2%) at 14,005 as of Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, 12:04 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 991 issues advancing vs. 1,875 declining with 138 unchanged.

The Industrial Goods sector currently sits down 0.7% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.5%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Owens Corning Incorporated ( OC), down 6.6%, PulteGroup ( PHM), down 4.2%, Lennar Corporation ( LEN), down 3.7%, Sherwin-Williams Company ( SHW), down 2.0% and Fluor Corporation ( FLR), down 2.1%. A company within the sector that increased today was Makita ( MKTAY), up 2.3%.

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

5. Masco Corporation ( MAS) is one of the companies pushing the Industrial Goods sector lower today. As of noon trading, Masco Corporation is down $0.83 (-4.2%) to $19.15 on average volume Thus far, 3.3 million shares of Masco Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $19.15-$19.89 after having opened the day at $19.88 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $19.98.

Masco Corporation manufactures, distributes, and installs home improvement and building products primarily in North America and Europe. Masco Corporation has a market cap of $7.1 billion and is part of the materials & construction industry. Shares are up 20.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Masco Corporation a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

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

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4. As of noon trading, Toll Brothers ( TOL) is down $1.90 (-5.2%) to $35.00 on heavy volume Thus far, 4.1 million shares of Toll Brothers exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $34.99-$36.09 after having opened the day at $35.89 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $36.90.

Toll Brothers, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, builds, markets, and arranges finance for detached and attached homes in luxury residential communities. It is also involved in building or converting existing rental apartment buildings into high-, mid-, and low-rise luxury homes. Toll Brothers has a market cap of $6.3 billion and is part of the materials & construction industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.0, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 14.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Toll Brothers a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Toll Brothers as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity, solid stock price performance and compelling growth 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 Toll Brothers Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, DR Horton ( DHI) is down $0.99 (-4.3%) to $22.30 on average volume Thus far, 3.4 million shares of DR Horton exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $22.27-$23.08 after having opened the day at $22.98 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $23.29.

D.R. Horton, Inc. operates as a homebuilding company. The company engages in the acquisition and development of land; and construction and sale of residential homes in 26 states and 77 markets in the United States primarily under the D.R. Horton, America's Builder name. DR Horton has a market cap of $7.6 billion and is part of the materials & construction industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 8.2, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 19.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate DR Horton a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates DR Horton as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity, solid stock price performance and impressive record of earnings per share growth. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full DR Horton Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Cummins ( CMI) is down $1.47 (-1.2%) to $116.90 on average volume Thus far, 681,573 shares of Cummins exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $116.09-$118.19 after having opened the day at $118.01 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $118.37.

Cummins Inc. designs, manufactures, distributes, and services diesel and natural gas engines, and engine-related component products worldwide. It operates in four segments: Engine, Components, Power Generation, and Distribution. Cummins has a market cap of $22.7 billion and is part of the industrial industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.8, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 10.0% 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 8 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, attractive valuation levels and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Cummins Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Deere ( DE) is down $1.30 (-1.4%) to $89.06 on average volume Thus far, 1.5 million shares of Deere exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $89.04-$90.38 after having opened the day at $90.38 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $90.37.

Deere & Company manufactures and distributes agriculture and turf equipment, and construction and forestry equipment worldwide. Deere has a market cap of $34.8 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 3.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Deere a buy, no analysts rate 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, notable return on equity, impressive record of earnings per share growth, increase in net income and increase in stock price during the past year. 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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