5 Stocks Pulling The Industrial Industry Downward

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 20 points (-0.1%) at 15,298 as of Wednesday, June 19, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,604 issues advancing vs. 474 declining with 57 unchanged.

The Industrial industry currently sits down 0.32 versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.17. A company within the industry that fell today was Nidec Corporation ( NJ), up 2.04. A company within the industry that increased today was ABB ( ABB), up 0.53.

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

5. Royal Philips ( PHG) is one of the companies pushing the Industrial industry lower today. As of noon trading, Royal Philips is down $0.22 (-0.8%) to $28.97 on light volume Thus far, 218,234 shares of Royal Philips exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 807,100 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $28.91-$29.17 after having opened the day at $29.13 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $29.19.

Koninklijke Philips N.V. engages in the healthcare, lighting, and consumer lifestyle businesses worldwide. Royal Philips has a market cap of $26.2 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 78.3, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 10.0% 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 hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its expanding profit margins, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income and weak operating cash flow. Get the full Royal Philips Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Pall Corporation ( PLL) is down $1.21 (-1.7%) to $68.37 on average volume Thus far, 311,739 shares of Pall Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 540,200 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $68.25-$69.68 after having opened the day at $69.50 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $69.58.

Pall Corporation engages in manufacturing and marketing filtration, purification, and separation products and integrated systems solutions worldwide. Pall Corporation has a market cap of $7.7 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 24.9, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 15.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Pall Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Pall Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, expanding profit margins, notable return on equity and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company is trading at a premium valuation based on our review of its current price compared to such things as earnings and book value. Get the full Pall Corporation Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Precision Castparts ( PCP) is down $2.30 (-1.0%) to $219.36 on light volume Thus far, 105,860 shares of Precision Castparts exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 642,100 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $219.24-$221.62 after having opened the day at $221.48 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $221.66.

Precision Castparts Corp. manufactures metal components and products worldwide. Precision Castparts has a market cap of $32.0 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 22.4, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 17.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 16 analysts that rate Precision Castparts a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Precision Castparts 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, good cash flow from operations and impressive record of earnings per share growth. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Precision Castparts Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Honeywell International ( HON) is down $0.37 (-0.5%) to $80.48 on light volume Thus far, 746,683 shares of Honeywell International exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $80.36-$80.93 after having opened the day at $80.83 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $80.85.

Honeywell International Inc. operates as a diversified technology and manufacturing company worldwide. Honeywell International has a market cap of $62.7 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.7, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 27.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 18 analysts that rate Honeywell International a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Honeywell International as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, 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 shows low profit margins. Get the full Honeywell International Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, United Technologies ( UTX) is down $0.53 (-0.6%) to $95.64 on light volume Thus far, 874,668 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 $95.59-$96.40 after having opened the day at $96.05 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $96.17.

United Technologies Corporation provides technology products and services to the building systems and aerospace industries worldwide. United Technologies has a market cap of $87.3 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.5, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 17.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 16 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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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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