Today's Stocks Driving Success For The Industrial Goods Sector

All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 89 points (0.6%) at 15,077 as of Friday, July 5, 2013, 12:49 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,417 issues advancing vs. 1,574 declining with 76 unchanged.

The Industrial Goods sector currently sits up 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.6%. Top gainers within the sector include Ingersoll-Rand ( IR), up 2.5%, Roper Industries ( ROP), up 2.1%, Parker Hannifin Corporation ( PH), up 2.1%, Precision Castparts ( PCP), up 2.0% and Kubota Corporation ( KUB), up 1.9%. A company within the sector that fell today was Siemens ( SI), up 1.7%.

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

5. Danaher Corporation ( DHR) is one of the companies pushing the Industrial Goods sector higher today. As of noon trading, Danaher Corporation is up $0.64 (1.0%) to $64.27 on light volume. Thus far, 713,141 shares of Danaher Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $64.02-$64.50 after having opened the day at $64.17 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $63.63.

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 $44.1 billion and is part of the industrial industry. Shares are up 13.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 14 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, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth and increase in net income. 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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