3 Stocks Pushing The Industrial Goods Sector Lower

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 15 points (0.1%) at 15,467 as of Wednesday, July 17, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,986 issues advancing vs. 913 declining with 127 unchanged.

The Industrial Goods sector currently sits up 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.3%. A company within the sector that fell today was ABB ( ABB), up 0.5%. Top gainers within the sector include Toll Brothers ( TOL), up 2.1%, Vulcan Materials Company ( VMC), up 1.8%, DR Horton ( DHI), up 1.8%, PulteGroup ( PHM), up 1.7% and Cemex S.A.B. de C.V ( CX), up 1.4%.

TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the sector lower today:

3. Kubota Corporation ( KUB) is one of the companies pushing the Industrial Goods sector lower today. As of noon trading, Kubota Corporation is down $0.43 (-0.5%) to $82.52 on average volume. Thus far, 47,363 shares of Kubota Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 95,500 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $82.25-$82.63 after having opened the day at $82.63 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $82.95.

Kubota Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells machinery, and other industrial and consumer products. Kubota Corporation has a market cap of $20.5 billion and is part of the industrial industry. Shares are up 42.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. 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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2. As of noon trading, Deere ( DE) is down $1.38 (-1.6%) to $82.58 on average volume. Thus far, 1.9 million shares of Deere exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $82.40-$84.75 after having opened the day at $84.38 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $83.96.

Deere & Company manufactures and distributes agriculture and turf equipment, and construction and forestry equipment worldwide. Deere has a market cap of $32.8 billion and is part of the industrial industry. Shares are down 2.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Deere a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 6 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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1. As of noon trading, Caterpillar ( CAT) is down $1.95 (-2.2%) to $86.22 on heavy volume. Thus far, 7.5 million shares of Caterpillar exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $85.88-$89.00 after having opened the day at $88.45 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $88.17.

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 $57.5 billion and is part of the industrial industry. Shares are down 1.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. 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, increase in stock price during the past year 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 goods sector could consider Industrial Select Sector SPDR ( XLI) while those bearish on the industrial goods sector could consider ProShares Short Dow 30 ( DOG).

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