3 Stocks Pushing The Industrial Industry Higher

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Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 24 points (-0.2%) at 14,029 as of Friday, March 1, 2013, 11:49 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,249 issues advancing vs. 1,609 declining with 131 unchanged.

The Industrial industry currently sits down 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is unchanged. Top gainers within the industry include Kubota Corporation ( KUB), up 2.2%, and Makita ( MKTAY), up 1.5%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Dresser-Rand Group ( DRC), down 6.1%, CNH Global ( CNH), down 3.3%, Pentair ( PNR), down 1.4%, Ametek ( AME), down 1.5% and Koninklijke Philips Electronics ( PHG), down 1.0%.

TheStreet Ratings group would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the industry higher today:

3. Sauer-Danfoss ( SHS) is one of the companies pushing the Industrial industry higher today. As of noon trading, Sauer-Danfoss is up $4.59 (8.5%) to $58.71 on heavy volume Thus far, 1.4 million shares of Sauer-Danfoss exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 108,100 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $58.66-$58.73 after having opened the day at $58.70 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $54.12.

Sauer-Danfoss Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the design, manufacture, and sale of engineered hydraulic and electronic systems, and components that generate, transmit, and control power in mobile equipment worldwide. Sauer-Danfoss has a market cap of $2.6 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.4, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 1.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are no analysts that rate Sauer-Danfoss a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Sauer-Danfoss 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 and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat weak growth in earnings per share. Get the full Sauer-Danfoss Ratings Report now.

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