4 Stocks Pushing The Industrial Goods Sector Lower

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One out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 51 points (0.4%) at 13,835 as of Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, 11:49 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,532 issues advancing vs. 1,325 declining with 146 unchanged.

The Industrial Goods sector currently sits up 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is unchanged. Top gainers within the sector include Makita ( MKTAY), up 4.9%, Kubota Corporation ( KUB), up 4.2%, Masco Corporation ( MAS), up 2.3%, DR Horton ( DHI), up 2.1% and ABB ( ABB), up 1.2%.

TheStreet Ratings group would like to highlight 4 stocks pushing the sector lower today:

4. GrafTech International ( GTI) is one of the companies pushing the Industrial Goods sector lower today. As of noon trading, GrafTech International is down $0.83 (-9.8%) to $7.62 on heavy volume Thus far, 2.3 million shares of GrafTech International exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $7.55-$8.60 after having opened the day at $8.50 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $8.45.

GrafTech International Ltd. engages in the manufacture and sale of synthetic and natural graphite and carbon based products worldwide. It operates in two segments, Industrial Materials and Engineered Solutions. GrafTech International has a market cap of $1.2 billion and is part of the industrial industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 8.6, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 6.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate GrafTech International a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates GrafTech International as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and attractive valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including feeble growth in the company's earnings per share, deteriorating net income and disappointing return on equity. Get the full GrafTech International Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Koninklijke Philips Electronics ( PHG) is down $0.24 (-0.9%) to $27.69 on average volume Thus far, 496,988 shares of Koninklijke Philips Electronics exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 747,400 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $27.67-$28.06 after having opened the day at $27.93 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $27.93.

Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V. engages in the healthcare, consumer lifestyle, and lighting product businesses worldwide. The company offers screening, diagnosis, treatment, monitoring, and health management services in cardio-pulmonary, oncology, and women's health areas. Koninklijke Philips Electronics has a market cap of $26.6 billion and is part of the industrial industry. Shares are up 8.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Koninklijke Philips Electronics a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Koninklijke Philips Electronics as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, solid stock price performance, expanding profit margins 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 Koninklijke Philips Electronics Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Fluor Corporation ( FLR) is down $1.13 (-1.8%) to $60.32 on heavy volume Thus far, 1.7 million shares of Fluor Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $59.61-$61.78 after having opened the day at $61.62 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $61.45.

Fluor Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides engineering, procurement, construction, maintenance, and project management services worldwide. Fluor Corporation has a market cap of $10.4 billion and is part of the materials & construction industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 23.6, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 9.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 14 analysts that rate Fluor Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Fluor Corporation as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, weak operating cash flow and poor profit margins. Get the full Fluor Corporation Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Lockheed Martin Corporation ( LMT) is down $0.74 (-0.8%) to $87.14 on average volume Thus far, 1.1 million shares of Lockheed Martin Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $87.11-$88.34 after having opened the day at $88.08 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $87.88.

Lockheed Martin Corporation engages in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration, operation, and sustainment of advanced technology systems and products in the United States and internationally. Lockheed Martin Corporation has a market cap of $28.5 billion and is part of the aerospace/defense industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 10.5, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 4.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Lockheed Martin Corporation a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Lockheed Martin Corporation as a hold. Among the primary strengths of the company is its respectable return on equity which we feel is likely to continue. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, generally higher debt management risk and weak operating cash flow. Get the full Lockheed Martin Corporation Ratings Report now.

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If you are interested in one of these 5 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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