3 Stocks Pushing The Industrial Goods Sector Lower

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 115 points (0.8%) at 14,816 as of Thursday, May 2, 2013, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,190 issues advancing vs. 733 declining with 109 unchanged.

The Industrial Goods sector currently sits up 1.3% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.8%. Top gainers within the sector include Generac Holdings ( GNRC), up 9.4%, Quanta Services ( PWR), up 6.9%, Vulcan Materials Company ( VMC), up 5.1%, Masco Corporation ( MAS), up 4.0% and PulteGroup ( PHM), up 3.6%.

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

3. Zebra Technologies Corporation ( ZBRA) is one of the companies pushing the Industrial Goods sector lower today. As of noon trading, Zebra Technologies Corporation is down $1.36 (-3.0%) to $44.58 on heavy volume Thus far, 233,796 shares of Zebra Technologies Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 143,800 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $43.72-$44.72 after having opened the day at $44.58 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $45.95.

Zebra Technologies Corporation designs, manufactures, and sells various printers and related products. Zebra Technologies Corporation has a market cap of $2.4 billion and is part of the industrial industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.9, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 16.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Zebra Technologies Corporation 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, solid stock price performance, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company is trading at a premium valuation based on our review of its current price compared to such things as earnings and book value. Get the full Zebra Technologies Corporation Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Kubota Corporation ( KUB) is down $0.65 (-0.9%) to $70.02 on light volume Thus far, 26,489 shares of Kubota Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 108,300 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $68.88-$70.02 after having opened the day at $69.42 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $70.67.

Kubota Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells machinery, and other industrial and consumer products. Kubota Corporation has a market cap of $18.0 billion and is part of the industrial 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 22.9% 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 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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1. As of noon trading, Triumph Group ( TGI) is down $5.96 (-7.5%) to $73.70 on heavy volume Thus far, 1.4 million shares of Triumph Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 427,000 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $71.69-$78.31 after having opened the day at $75.86 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $79.67.

Triumph Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the design, engineering, manufacture, repair, overhaul, and distribution of aerostructures, aircraft components, accessories, subassemblies, and systems worldwide. Triumph Group has a market cap of $4.0 billion and is part of the aerospace/defense industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.3, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 22.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Triumph Group as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, attractive valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Triumph Group 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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