5 Stocks Pulling The Industrial Goods Sector Downward

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 44 points (-0.3%) at 15,515 as of Monday, July 29, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 829 issues advancing vs. 2,095 declining with 99 unchanged.

The Industrial Goods sector currently sits down 0.5% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.4%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Lincoln Electric Holdings ( LECO), down 3.9%, Roper Industries ( ROP), down 2.7%, Vulcan Materials Company ( VMC), down 2.6%, Fluor Corporation ( FLR), down 2.0% and Nidec Corporation ( NJ), down 1.4%. Top gainers within the sector include 3D Systems Corporation ( DDD), up 5.5%, DR Horton ( DHI), up 2.0%, Caterpillar ( CAT), up 1.3% and Dover Corporation ( DOV), up 0.9%.

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

5. Armstrong World Industries ( AWI) is one of the companies pushing the Industrial Goods sector lower today. As of noon trading, Armstrong World Industries is down $2.45 (-4.9%) to $47.96 on average volume. Thus far, 168,738 shares of Armstrong World Industries exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 309,700 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $47.71-$50.03 after having opened the day at $49.40 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $50.41.

Armstrong World Industries, Inc. engages in the design, manufacture, and sale of flooring products and ceiling systems worldwide. Armstrong World Industries has a market cap of $3.0 billion and is part of the materials & construction industry. Shares are down 1.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Armstrong World Industries a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Armstrong World Industries as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in stock price during the past year, good cash flow from operations, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures 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 Armstrong World Industries Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, General Dynamics ( GD) is down $0.87 (-1.0%) to $84.99 on average volume. Thus far, 1.1 million shares of General Dynamics exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $83.99-$85.33 after having opened the day at $84.06 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $85.86.

General Dynamics Corporation, an aerospace and defense company, provides business aviation; combat vehicles, weapons systems, and munitions; military and commercial shipbuilding; and communications and information technology products and services worldwide. General Dynamics has a market cap of $30.0 billion and is part of the aerospace/defense industry. Shares are up 23.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 14 analysts that rate General Dynamics a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates General Dynamics as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, growth in earnings per share and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full General Dynamics Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Cemex S.A.B. de C.V ( CX) is down $0.14 (-1.2%) to $11.56 on light volume. Thus far, 4.7 million shares of Cemex S.A.B. de C.V exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 14.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $11.53-$11.71 after having opened the day at $11.62 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $11.70.

CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V., through its subsidiaries, engages in the production and sale of cement, ready-mix concrete, aggregates, and other construction materials in Mexico, the United States, Northern Europe, the Mediterranean, South America, the Caribbean, and Asia. Cemex S.A.B. de C.V has a market cap of $12.7 billion and is part of the materials & construction industry. Shares are up 17.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Cemex S.A.B. de C.V a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Cemex S.A.B. de C.V as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share and increase in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins. Get the full Cemex S.A.B. de C.V Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Weyerhaeuser ( WY) is down $0.97 (-3.4%) to $27.83 on heavy volume. Thus far, 4.9 million shares of Weyerhaeuser exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $27.57-$28.39 after having opened the day at $28.28 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $28.80.

Weyerhaeuser Company, a forest products company, grows and harvests trees, builds homes, and manufactures forest products worldwide. It grows and harvests trees for use as lumber, other wood and building products, and pulp and paper. Weyerhaeuser has a market cap of $16.8 billion and is part of the materials & construction industry. Shares are up 3.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Weyerhaeuser a buy, 5 analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Weyerhaeuser as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Weyerhaeuser Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Boeing ( BA) is down $0.78 (-0.7%) to $104.82 on average volume. Thus far, 2.5 million shares of Boeing exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $103.50-$105.12 after having opened the day at $103.52 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $105.60.

The Boeing Company, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the design, development, manufacture, sale, and support of commercial jetliners, military aircraft, satellites, missile defense, human space flight, and launch systems and services worldwide. Boeing has a market cap of $81.0 billion and is part of the aerospace/defense industry. Shares are up 41.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 17 analysts that rate Boeing a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Boeing as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Boeing 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 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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