4 Stocks Improving Performance Of The Industrial Industry

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 79 points (0.5%) at 15,467 as of Wednesday, May 22, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,746 issues advancing vs. 1,183 declining with 133 unchanged.

The Industrial industry currently sits up 0.8% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.5%.

TheStreet Ratings group would like to highlight 4 stocks pushing the industry higher today:

4. Kubota Corporation ( KUB) is one of the companies pushing the Industrial industry higher today. As of noon trading, Kubota Corporation is up $3.97 (4.73) to $87.97 on heavy volume Thus far, 242,889 shares of Kubota Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 117,100 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $85.75-$88.38 after having opened the day at $87.59 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $84.00.

Kubota Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells machinery, and other industrial and consumer products. Kubota Corporation has a market cap of $21.2 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 43.9, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 45.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Kubota Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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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3. As of noon trading, Royal Philips ( PHG) is up $0.47 (1.63) to $29.35 on average volume Thus far, 541,747 shares of Royal Philips exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 784,000 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $29.31-$29.81 after having opened the day at $29.57 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $28.88.

Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V. engages in the healthcare, lighting, and consumer lifestyle businesses worldwide. Royal Philips has a market cap of $25.8 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 76.9, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 8.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Royal Philips a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Royal Philips as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its expanding profit margins, solid stock price performance, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures 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 Royal Philips Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Siemens ( SI) is up $0.80 (0.76) to $105.63 on heavy volume Thus far, 293,448 shares of Siemens exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 360,200 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $105.60-$107.42 after having opened the day at $105.71 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $104.83.

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 $88.0 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 4.2% 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 notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations, increase in stock price during the past year and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat weak growth in earnings per share. Get the full Siemens Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, General Electric ( GE) is up $0.34 (1.42) to $24.00 on heavy volume Thus far, 32.2 million shares of General Electric exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 38.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $23.77-$24.13 after having opened the day at $23.78 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $23.66.

General Electric Company operates as an infrastructure and financial services company worldwide. General Electric has a market cap of $243.7 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.4, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 12.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate General Electric a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates General Electric as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in stock price during the past year, impressive record of earnings per share growth, increase in net income, expanding profit margins and notable return on equity. 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 General Electric 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 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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