3 Stocks Pulling The Industrial Industry Downward

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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 3 stocks pushing the industry lower today:

3. ABB ( ABB) is one of the companies pushing the Industrial industry lower today. As of noon trading, ABB is down $0.20 (-0.9%) to $22.40 on heavy volume Thus far, 2.3 million shares of ABB exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $22.36-$22.73 after having opened the day at $22.54 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $22.60.

ABB Ltd provides power and automation technologies for utility and industrial customers worldwide. ABB has a market cap of $51.3 billion and is part of the technology sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.9, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 8.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates ABB as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, 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 ABB Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Danaher Corporation ( DHR) is down $0.37 (-0.6%) to $63.47 on light volume Thus far, 907,938 shares of Danaher Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $63.42-$64.04 after having opened the day at $63.83 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $63.84.

Danaher Corporation designs, manufactures, and markets professional, medical, industrial, and commercial products and services primarily in North America, Europe, and Asia/Australia. Danaher Corporation has a market cap of $44.4 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.4, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 14.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Danaher 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, impressive record of earnings per share growth, increase in net income and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Danaher Corporation Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Deere ( DE) is down $0.82 (-0.9%) to $86.77 on heavy volume Thus far, 2.9 million shares of Deere exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $86.10-$87.89 after having opened the day at $87.78 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $87.59.

Deere & Company manufactures and distributes agriculture and turf equipment, and construction and forestry equipment worldwide. Deere has a market cap of $34.3 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 11.0, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 1.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Deere as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in stock price during the past year, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income and good cash flow from operations. 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 Deere 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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