5 Industrial Goods Stocks Pushing Sector Growth

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One out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 13 points (0.1%) at 15,338 as of Friday, May 31, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 963 issues advancing vs. 1,995 declining with 88 unchanged.

The Industrial Goods sector currently sits down 0.23 versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.09. Top gainers within the sector include Cummins ( CMI), up 3.1%, Fastenal Company ( FAST), up 2.1%, Rockwell Automation ( ROK), up 1.1%, Weyerhaeuser ( WY), up 1.2% and Emerson Electric ( EMR), up 0.7%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Nidec Corporation ( NJ), down 3.29, Siemens ( SI), down 1.78 and ABB ( ABB), down 1.68.

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

5. Terex ( TEX) is one of the companies pushing the Industrial Goods sector higher today. As of noon trading, Terex is up $1.54 (4.37) to $36.80 on average volume Thus far, 1.6 million shares of Terex exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $34.80-$37.12 after having opened the day at $35.03 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $35.26.

Terex Corporation operates as an equipment manufacturer of specialized machinery products. Terex has a market cap of $3.9 billion and is part of the industrial industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 38.4, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 25.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Terex a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Terex as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, solid stock price performance and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's profit margins have been poor overall. Get the full Terex Ratings Report now.

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