5 Stocks Advancing The Industrial Industry

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 64 points (0.4%) at 14,866 as of Thursday, April 11, 2013, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,808 issues advancing vs. 1,100 declining with 140 unchanged.

The Industrial industry currently sits up 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.4%. Top gainers within the industry include Koninklijke Philips Electronics ( PHG), up 1.7%, and Ingersoll-Rand ( IR), up 1.1%.

TheStreet Ratings group would like to highlight 5 stocks pushing the industry higher today:

5. Kubota Corporation ( KUB) is one of the companies pushing the Industrial industry higher today. As of noon trading, Kubota Corporation is up $2.53 (3.51) to $74.70 on average volume Thus far, 46,311 shares of Kubota Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 83,500 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $74.34-$74.91 after having opened the day at $74.61 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $72.17.

Kubota Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells machinery, and other industrial and consumer products. Kubota Corporation has a market cap of $17.8 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 36.9, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 25.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Kubota Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, solid stock price performance, reasonable valuation levels and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Kubota Corporation Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Siemens ( SI) is up $0.68 (0.63) to $108.04 on heavy volume Thus far, 316,080 shares of Siemens exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 320,800 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $106.66-$108.09 after having opened the day at $106.93 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $107.36.

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 $89.5 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 1.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Siemens as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in stock price during the past year, revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures 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 Siemens Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Mohawk Industries ( MHK) is up $2.39 (2.09) to $116.62 on light volume Thus far, 255,695 shares of Mohawk Industries exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 742,400 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $114.05-$117.22 after having opened the day at $114.45 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $114.23.

Mohawk Industries, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, produces floor covering products for residential and commercial applications in the United States and for residential applications in Europe. The company operates through three segments: Mohawk, Dal-Tile, and Unilin. Mohawk Industries has a market cap of $7.9 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 31.4, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 26.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Mohawk Industries 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, impressive record of earnings per share growth, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Mohawk Industries Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Illinois Tool Works ( ITW) is up $0.79 (1.26) to $63.37 on average volume Thus far, 914,031 shares of Illinois Tool Works exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $62.39-$63.45 after having opened the day at $62.69 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $62.58.

Illinois Tool Works Inc. manufactures and sells a range of industrial products and equipment worldwide. Illinois Tool Works has a market cap of $28.1 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 11.8, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 2.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Illinois Tool Works as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in stock price during the past year, compelling growth in net income, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Illinois Tool Works Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Eaton Corporation ( ETN) is up $0.69 (1.13) to $61.81 on average volume Thus far, 1.4 million shares of Eaton Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $61.10-$62.88 after having opened the day at $61.17 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $61.12.

Eaton Corporation plc operates as a diversified power management company worldwide. The company operates through Electrical Americas, Electrical Rest of World, Cooper, Hydraulics, Aerospace, Truck, and Automotive segments. Eaton Corporation has a market cap of $28.6 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.5, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 12.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Eaton Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Eaton Corporation 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 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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