5 Industrial Stocks Dragging The Industry Down

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 87 points (-0.6%) at 14,874 as of Thursday, June 6, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,317 issues advancing vs. 1,603 declining with 125 unchanged.

The Industrial industry currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.38. A company within the industry that increased today was CNH Global ( CNH), up 2.36.

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

5. Kubota Corporation ( KUB) is one of the companies pushing the Industrial industry lower today. As of noon trading, Kubota Corporation is down $1.91 (-2.6%) to $71.61 on average volume Thus far, 80,141 shares of Kubota Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 134,200 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $71.19-$73.36 after having opened the day at $71.93 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $73.52.

Kubota Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells machinery, and other industrial and consumer products. Kubota Corporation has a market cap of $19.2 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 39.8, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 27.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. 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 revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Kubota Corporation Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Danaher Corporation ( DHR) is down $0.61 (-1.0%) to $59.83 on average volume Thus far, 1.8 million 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 $59.65-$60.60 after having opened the day at $60.50 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $60.44.

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 $42.8 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.8, equal to the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 8.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 16 analysts that rate Danaher Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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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3. As of noon trading, Deere ( DE) is down $0.53 (-0.6%) to $85.37 on average volume Thus far, 1.3 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 $85.12-$85.97 after having opened the day at $85.73 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $85.90.

Deere & Company manufactures and distributes agriculture and turf equipment, and construction and forestry equipment worldwide. Deere has a market cap of $33.8 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 10.7, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 0.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Deere a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Deere as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, increase in stock price during the past year 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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2. As of noon trading, United Technologies ( UTX) is down $0.85 (-0.9%) to $92.16 on average volume Thus far, 1.8 million shares of United Technologies exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $92.12-$93.14 after having opened the day at $92.99 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $93.01.

United Technologies Corporation provides technology products and services to the building systems and aerospace industries worldwide. United Technologies has a market cap of $86.7 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.4, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 13.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 15 analysts that rate United Technologies a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates United Technologies as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, compelling growth in net income, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full United Technologies Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Caterpillar ( CAT) is down $0.99 (-1.2%) to $83.43 on average volume Thus far, 3.3 million shares of Caterpillar exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $83.30-$84.31 after having opened the day at $84.30 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $84.42.

Caterpillar Inc. manufactures and sells construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines, and diesel-electric locomotives worldwide. Caterpillar has a market cap of $56.5 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 11.6, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 5.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 12 analysts that rate Caterpillar a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Caterpillar as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its good cash flow from operations 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 Caterpillar 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 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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