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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