5 Stocks Pushing The Industrial Goods Sector Downward

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 78 points (-0.5%) at 14,583 as of Wednesday, April 3, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 720 issues advancing vs. 2,193 declining with 115 unchanged.

The Industrial Goods sector currently sits down 1.0% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.7%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Kubota Corporation ( KUB), down 3.3%, Fluor Corporation ( FLR), down 2.8%, ABB ( ABB), down 1.3%, General Electric ( GE), down 0.9% and Danaher Corporation ( DHR), down 0.9%. Top gainers within the sector include Raytheon Company ( RTN), up 1.4%, Illinois Tool Works ( ITW), up 0.7%, Deere ( DE), up 0.5% and Emerson Electric ( EMR), up 0.6%.

TheStreet Ratings group would like to highlight 5 stocks pushing the sector lower today:

5. Siemens ( SI) is one of the companies pushing the Industrial Goods sector lower today. As of noon trading, Siemens is down $1.67 (-1.5%) to $108.11 on average volume Thus far, 123,111 shares of Siemens exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 308,200 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $107.80-$108.91 after having opened the day at $108.56 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $109.78.

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 $90.8 billion and is part of the industrial industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 32.1, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 0.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Siemens a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 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, increase in stock price during the past year, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, growth in earnings per share 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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4. As of noon trading, Sherwin-Williams Company ( SHW) is down $3.84 (-2.3%) to $164.07 on light volume Thus far, 246,231 shares of Sherwin-Williams Company exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 778,800 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $163.83-$168.48 after having opened the day at $167.85 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $167.91.

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 $17.3 billion and is part of the chemicals industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 27.8, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 9.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. 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 expanding profit margins. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Sherwin-Williams Company Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, DR Horton ( DHI) is down $0.67 (-2.9%) to $22.74 on average volume Thus far, 3.7 million shares of DR Horton exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $22.59-$23.57 after having opened the day at $23.45 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $23.41.

D.R. Horton, Inc. operates as a homebuilding company. The company engages in the acquisition and development of land; and construction and sale of residential homes in 26 states and 77 markets in the United States primarily under the D.R. Horton, America's Builder name. DR Horton has a market cap of $7.7 billion and is part of the materials & construction industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 8.3, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 18.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate DR Horton a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates DR Horton 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, notable return on equity, solid stock price performance and impressive record of earnings per share growth. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full DR Horton Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, PulteGroup ( PHM) is down $0.86 (-4.3%) to $19.00 on average volume Thus far, 6.4 million shares of PulteGroup exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 9.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $18.98-$19.99 after having opened the day at $19.87 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $19.86.

PulteGroup, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in homebuilding and financial services businesses primarily in the United States. PulteGroup has a market cap of $7.8 billion and is part of the materials & construction industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 37.3, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 9.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate PulteGroup a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates PulteGroup as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. 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 PulteGroup Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Cemex S.A.B. de C.V ( CX) is down $0.22 (-1.8%) to $12.00 on average volume Thus far, 6.8 million shares of Cemex S.A.B. de C.V exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 17.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $11.96-$12.23 after having opened the day at $12.20 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $12.22.

CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V., through its subsidiaries, engages in the production, marketing, distribution, and sale of cement, ready-mix concrete, aggregates, and other construction materials worldwide. Cemex S.A.B. de C.V has a market cap of $13.4 billion and is part of the materials & construction industry. Shares are up 23.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Cemex S.A.B. de C.V a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Cemex S.A.B. de C.V as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income and poor profit margins. Get the full Cemex S.A.B. de C.V Ratings Report now.

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If you are interested in one of these 5 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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