5 Stocks Pushing The Industrial Industry Lower

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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. 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 5 stocks pushing the industry lower today:

5. Rockwell Automation Incorporated ( ROK) is one of the companies pushing the Industrial industry lower today. As of noon trading, Rockwell Automation Incorporated is down $1.03 (-1.1%) to $89.31 on average volume Thus far, 388,893 shares of Rockwell Automation Incorporated exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $88.38-$89.88 after having opened the day at $89.72 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $90.34.

Rockwell Automation, Inc. provides industrial automation power, control, and information solutions. It operates in two segments, Architecture & Software and Control Products & Solutions. Rockwell Automation Incorporated has a market cap of $12.6 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.1, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 7.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Rockwell Automation Incorporated a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Rockwell Automation Incorporated as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, increase in stock price during the past year and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Rockwell Automation Incorporated Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Stanley Black & Decker ( SWK) is down $0.97 (-1.2%) to $77.73 on light volume Thus far, 466,431 shares of Stanley Black & Decker exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $77.20-$78.23 after having opened the day at $78.15 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $78.70.

Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. provides power and hand tools, mechanical access solutions, and electronic security and monitoring systems primarily in the United States, Europe, Latin America, and Canada. Stanley Black & Decker has a market cap of $12.5 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 28.9, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 5.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Stanley Black & Decker a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Stanley Black & Decker as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, expanding profit margins, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Stanley Black & Decker Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Ingersoll-Rand ( IR) is down $0.56 (-1.1%) to $52.09 on light volume Thus far, 450,375 shares of Ingersoll-Rand exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $51.54-$52.53 after having opened the day at $52.29 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $52.65.

Ingersoll-Rand Public Limited Company engages in the design, manufacture, sale, and service of a diverse portfolio of industrial and commercial products in the United States and internationally. Ingersoll-Rand has a market cap of $15.5 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.9, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 9.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Ingersoll-Rand a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Ingersoll-Rand as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, attractive valuation levels, 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 shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Ingersoll-Rand Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Cummins ( CMI) is down $0.82 (-0.7%) to $115.05 on average volume Thus far, 758,709 shares of Cummins exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $113.02-$115.92 after having opened the day at $114.80 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $115.87.

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 $22.0 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.4, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 6.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. 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, Caterpillar ( CAT) is down $1.19 (-1.3%) to $91.18 on average volume Thus far, 2.4 million shares of Caterpillar exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $90.13-$91.76 after having opened the day at $91.46 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $92.37.

Caterpillar Inc. manufactures and sells construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines, and diesel-electric locomotives worldwide. Caterpillar has a market cap of $60.4 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 10.9, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 2.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate Caterpillar a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Caterpillar as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its good cash flow from operations 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 Caterpillar Ratings Report now.

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If you are interested in one of these 3 stocks, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the industrial industry could consider SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ( DIA) while those bearish on the industrial industry could consider ProShares UltraShort Industrials ( SIJ).

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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