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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