3 Industrial Stocks Nudging The Industry Higher

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 8 points (0.1%) at 15,256 as of Monday, June 10, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,353 issues advancing vs. 1,578 declining with 107 unchanged.

The Industrial industry currently sits up 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.1%. Top gainers within the industry include Nidec Corporation ( NJ), up 3.5%, Kubota Corporation ( KUB), up 3.2%, Eaton Corporation ( ETN), up 0.6%, Danaher Corporation ( DHR), up 0.5% and Precision Castparts ( PCP), up 0.5%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Caterpillar ( CAT), down 0.97, and Deere ( DE), down 0.58.

TheStreet Ratings group would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the industry higher today:

3. Siemens ( SI) is one of the companies pushing the Industrial industry higher today. As of noon trading, Siemens is up $0.90 (0.85) to $106.99 on light volume Thus far, 140,412 shares of Siemens exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 385,700 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $106.80-$107.52 after having opened the day at $107.32 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $106.09.

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 $89.1 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 3.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. 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, 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 somewhat weak growth in earnings per share. Get the full Siemens Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Stratasys ( SSYS) is up $3.98 (5.07) to $82.46 on heavy volume Thus far, 553,485 shares of Stratasys exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 678,900 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $79.31-$83.00 after having opened the day at $80.11 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $78.48.

Stratasys Ltd. provides additive manufacturing (AM) solutions for the creation of parts used in the processes of designing and manufacturing products and for the direct manufacture of end parts. Stratasys has a market cap of $3.1 billion and is part of the technology sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 137.2, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 2.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Stratasys a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Stratasys as a hold. 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 and solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share. Get the full Stratasys Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, 3D Systems Corporation ( DDD) is up $1.64 (3.63) to $46.87 on average volume Thus far, 2.8 million shares of 3D Systems Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $45.57-$47.36 after having opened the day at $45.88 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $45.23.

3D Systems Corporation, through its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures and markets 3D printers, print materials, on-demand custom parts services, and 3D authoring solutions for professionals and consumers. 3D Systems Corporation has a market cap of $4.3 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 101.9, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 27.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate 3D Systems Corporation a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates 3D Systems Corporation 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, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full 3D Systems Corporation Ratings Report now.

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If you are interested in one of these 3 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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