5 Stocks Pulling The Industrial Goods Sector Downward

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One out of the three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 1 points (0.0%) at 15,277 as of Thursday, May 16, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,398 issues advancing vs. 1,509 declining with 138 unchanged.

The Industrial Goods sector currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.10. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include PulteGroup ( PHM), down 3.03, Lennar Corporation ( LEN), down 1.78, Fastenal Company ( FAST), down 1.42, Kubota Corporation ( KUB), down 1.10 and Honeywell International ( HON), down 0.73. Top gainers within the sector include CAE ( CAE), up 6.0%, Joy Global ( JOY), up 1.7%, Danaher Corporation ( DHR), up 0.8% and CNH Global ( CNH), up 0.8%.

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

5. Mohawk Industries ( MHK) is one of the companies pushing the Industrial Goods sector lower today. As of noon trading, Mohawk Industries is down $1.20 (-1.0%) to $118.22 on light volume Thus far, 212,207 shares of Mohawk Industries exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 833,100 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $118.02-$119.64 after having opened the day at $118.82 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $119.42.

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 $8.7 billion and is part of the industrial industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 31.9, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 32.0% 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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4. As of noon trading, Masco Corporation ( MAS) is down $0.62 (-2.7%) to $21.98 on light volume Thus far, 1.3 million shares of Masco Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $21.96-$22.65 after having opened the day at $22.47 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $22.60.

Masco Corporation engages in the manufacture, distribution, and installation of home improvement and building products primarily in North America and Europe. Masco Corporation has a market cap of $7.9 billion and is part of the materials & construction industry. Shares are up 35.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Masco Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, notable return on equity and compelling growth in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Masco Corporation Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Toll Brothers ( TOL) is down $0.52 (-1.4%) to $36.04 on average volume Thus far, 2.0 million shares of Toll Brothers exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $35.84-$36.72 after having opened the day at $36.20 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $36.56.

Toll Brothers, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, builds, markets, and arranges finance for detached and attached homes in luxury residential communities. It is also involved in building or converting existing rental apartment buildings into high-, mid-, and low-rise luxury homes. Toll Brothers has a market cap of $6.3 billion and is part of the materials & construction industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.7, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 13.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Toll Brothers 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, solid stock price performance, compelling growth in net income and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Toll Brothers Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Sherwin-Williams Company ( SHW) is down $2.66 (-1.4%) to $190.90 on light volume Thus far, 170,463 shares of Sherwin-Williams Company exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 776,700 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $190.90-$193.23 after having opened the day at $193.23 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $193.56.

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 $20.0 billion and is part of the chemicals industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 31.3, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 25.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

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, notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full Sherwin-Williams Company Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, DR Horton ( DHI) is down $0.70 (-2.5%) to $26.73 on light volume Thus far, 2.0 million shares of DR Horton exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $26.68-$27.56 after having opened the day at $27.30 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $27.43.

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 $8.9 billion and is part of the materials & construction industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 9.0, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 38.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

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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If you are interested in one of these 4 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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