4 Stocks Pushing The Industrial Industry Higher

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Two out of the three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 32 points (0.2%) at 14,286 as of Wednesday, March 6, 2013, 11:50 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,509 issues advancing vs. 1,334 declining with 158 unchanged.

The Industrial industry currently sits up 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.1%.

TheStreet Ratings group would like to highlight 4 stocks pushing the industry higher today:

4. Koninklijke Philips Electronics ( PHG) is one of the companies pushing the Industrial industry higher today. As of noon trading, Koninklijke Philips Electronics is up $0.21 (0.7%) to $29.46 on light volume Thus far, 278,130 shares of Koninklijke Philips Electronics exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 768,100 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $29.41-$29.66 after having opened the day at $29.63 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $29.25.

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 $27.1 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 76.4, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 10.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. 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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3. As of noon trading, Siemens ( SI) is up $1.03 (1.0%) to $106.45 on average volume Thus far, 167,358 shares of Siemens exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 285,500 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $106.35-$107.04 after having opened the day at $107.03 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $105.42.

Siemens Aktiengesellschaft, an electronics and electrical engineering company, operates in the energy, healthcare, industry, and infrastructure and cities sectors worldwide. Siemens has a market cap of $87.6 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 32.1, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 3.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Siemens a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Siemens 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, growth in earnings per share, increase in stock price during the past year 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 Siemens Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Honeywell International ( HON) is up $0.55 (0.8%) to $71.23 on light volume Thus far, 1.2 million shares of Honeywell International exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $70.80-$71.35 after having opened the day at $70.82 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $70.68.

Honeywell International Inc. operates as a diversified technology and manufacturing company worldwide. Honeywell International has a market cap of $54.6 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.9, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 11.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 17 analysts that rate Honeywell International a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Honeywell International as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, revenue growth, 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 Honeywell International Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, General Electric ( GE) is up $0.16 (0.7%) to $23.75 on light volume Thus far, 13.5 million shares of General Electric exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 43.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $23.68-$23.84 after having opened the day at $23.84 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $23.59.

General Electric Company operates as a technology and financial services company worldwide. General Electric has a market cap of $242.0 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.7, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 12.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate General Electric a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates General Electric as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income and good cash flow from operations. 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 General Electric 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 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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