5 Stocks Pushing The Industrial Industry Lower

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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 5 stocks pushing the industry lower today:

5. CNH Global ( CNH) is one of the companies pushing the Industrial industry lower today. As of noon trading, CNH Global is down $0.60 (-1.3%) to $44.12 on average volume Thus far, 324,562 shares of CNH Global exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 536,500 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $43.83-$44.49 after having opened the day at $43.83 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $44.72.

CNH Global N.V. manufactures, markets, and distributes a line of agricultural and construction equipment and parts worldwide. It operates in three segments: Agricultural Equipment, Construction Equipment, and Financial Services. CNH Global has a market cap of $10.4 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 9.2, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 11.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates CNH Global a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates CNH Global as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations, increase in net income and increase in stock price during the past year. 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 CNH Global Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Pentair ( PNR) is down $0.87 (-1.6%) to $51.78 on average volume Thus far, 960,256 shares of Pentair exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $51.76-$52.98 after having opened the day at $52.98 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $52.65.

Pentair Ltd. delivers products, services, and solutions for water and other fluids, thermal management, and equipment protection in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia-Pacific region. Pentair has a market cap of $10.9 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are up 7.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Pentair a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Pentair as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, expanding profit margins, solid stock price performance and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Pentair Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, 3D Systems Corporation ( DDD) is down $1.85 (-5.4%) to $32.62 on average volume Thus far, 2.8 million shares of 3D Systems Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $32.25-$34.16 after having opened the day at $34.14 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $34.47.

3D Systems Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in the design, development, manufacture, marketing, and servicing of 3D printers and related products, print materials, and services. 3D Systems Corporation has a market cap of $3.3 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 75.9, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 3.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate 3D Systems Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates 3D Systems Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full 3D Systems Corporation Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Danaher Corporation ( DHR) is down $0.36 (-0.6%) to $61.86 on light volume Thus far, 806,355 shares of Danaher Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $61.84-$62.46 after having opened the day at $62.32 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $62.22.

Danaher Corporation designs, manufactures, and markets professional, medical, industrial, and commercial products and services primarily in North America, Europe, and Asia/Australia. Danaher Corporation has a market cap of $42.6 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.1, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 11.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 14 analysts that rate Danaher Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Danaher Corporation 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 net income and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Danaher Corporation Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Deere ( DE) is down $0.55 (-0.6%) to $89.56 on light volume Thus far, 1.0 million shares of Deere exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $89.35-$91.05 after having opened the day at $90.95 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $90.11.

Deere & Company manufactures and distributes agriculture and turf equipment, and construction and forestry equipment worldwide. Deere has a market cap of $34.3 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 11.0, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 4.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Deere a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Deere as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, increase in stock price during the past year, impressive record of earnings per share growth and increase in net income. 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 Deere 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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