4 Industrial Goods Stocks On The Rise

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 21 points (-0.1%) at 14,492 as of Monday, March 18, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,220 issues advancing vs. 1,709 declining with 121 unchanged.

The Industrial Goods sector currently sits down 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.3%. A company within the sector that increased today was Caterpillar ( CAT), up 0.9%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Fluor Corporation ( FLR), down 1.4%, and Emerson Electric ( EMR), down 0.6%.

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

4. Terex ( TEX) is one of the companies pushing the Industrial Goods sector higher today. As of noon trading, Terex is up $1.21 (3.5%) to $35.51 on average volume Thus far, 1.4 million shares of Terex exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $33.05-$35.58 after having opened the day at $33.54 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $34.30.

Terex Corporation operates as an equipment manufacturer of specialized machinery products. Terex has a market cap of $3.8 billion and is part of the industrial industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 37.9, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 22.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Terex a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Terex as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, good cash flow from operations and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income and poor profit margins. Get the full Terex Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Masco Corporation ( MAS) is up $0.43 (2.2%) to $20.39 on average volume Thus far, 2.5 million shares of Masco Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $19.62-$20.40 after having opened the day at $19.71 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $19.96.

Masco Corporation engages in the manufacture, distribution, and installation of home improvement and building products primarily in North America and Europe. Masco Corporation has a market cap of $7.2 billion and is part of the materials & construction industry. Shares are up 19.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Masco Corporation a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Masco Corporation as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance and impressive record of earnings per share growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk and poor profit margins. Get the full Masco Corporation Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Sherwin-Williams Company ( SHW) is up $1.55 (0.9%) to $170.23 on light volume Thus far, 254,721 shares of Sherwin-Williams Company exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 857,900 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $166.75-$170.42 after having opened the day at $167.97 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $168.68.

The Sherwin-Williams Company engages in the development, manufacture, distribution, and sale of paints, coatings, and related products to professional, industrial, commercial, and retail customers primarily in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and the Caribbean region. Sherwin-Williams Company has a market cap of $17.5 billion and is part of the chemicals industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 28.1, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 9.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Sherwin-Williams Company a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Sherwin-Williams Company as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, notable return on equity and good cash flow from operations. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full Sherwin-Williams Company Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Honeywell International ( HON) is up $0.41 (0.6%) to $73.87 on average volume Thus far, 1.7 million shares of Honeywell International exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $72.55-$73.98 after having opened the day at $72.72 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $73.46.

Honeywell International Inc. operates as a diversified technology and manufacturing company worldwide. Honeywell International has a market cap of $57.8 billion and is part of the industrial industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.0, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 15.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. 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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If you are interested in one of these 4 stocks, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the industrial goods sector could consider Industrial Select Sector SPDR ( XLI) while those bearish on the industrial goods sector could consider ProShares Short Dow 30 ( DOG).

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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