3 Stocks Dragging In The Industrial Industry

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 36 points (0.3%) at 14,562 as of Thursday, March 28, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,626 issues advancing vs. 1,256 declining with 162 unchanged.

The Industrial industry currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. Top gainers within the industry include AGCO ( AGCO), up 1.5%, Pentair ( PNR), up 1.0%, Rockwell Automation Incorporated ( ROK), up 0.8%, Flowserve Corporation ( FLS), up 0.7% and Kubota Corporation ( KUB), up 0.4%.

TheStreet Ratings group would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the industry lower today:

3. CNH Global ( CNH) is one of the companies pushing the Industrial industry lower today. As of noon trading, CNH Global is down $0.34 (-0.8%) to $40.92 on average volume Thus far, 232,628 shares of CNH Global exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 545,300 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $40.85-$41.47 after having opened the day at $41.03 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $41.26.

CNH Global N.V. manufactures, markets, and distributes a line of agricultural and construction equipment and parts worldwide. The company operates in three segments: Agricultural Equipment, Construction Equipment, and Financial Services. CNH Global has a market cap of $9.9 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 8.8, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 2.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. 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, increase in net income, attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations 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 CNH Global Ratings Report now.

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