RSG, COL, TXT, TDG And FAST, Pushing Industrial Goods Sector Downward

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Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 14 points (-0.1%) at 15,098 as of Friday, Aug. 16, 2013, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,393 issues advancing vs. 1,555 declining with 92 unchanged.

The Industrial Goods sector currently sits up 0.5% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Allegheny Technologies ( ATI), down 1.8%, and Plum Creek Timber ( PCL), down 0.8%. Top gainers within the sector include PulteGroup ( PHM), up 3.2%, MRC Global ( MRC), up 3.2%, Lennar Corporation ( LEN), up 2.7%, CNH Global ( CNH), up 2.3% and Chicago Bridge & Iron Company ( CBI), up 1.9%.

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

5. Republic Services ( RSG) is one of the companies pushing the Industrial Goods sector lower today. As of noon trading, Republic Services is down $0.27 (-0.8%) to $33.48 on average volume. Thus far, 652,401 shares of Republic Services exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $33.37-$33.70 after having opened the day at $33.63 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $33.75.

Republic Services, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides non-hazardous solid waste collection, transfer, and recycling and disposal services for commercial, industrial, municipal, and residential customers in the United States and Puerto Rico. Republic Services has a market cap of $12.6 billion and is part of the materials & construction industry. Shares are up 15.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Republic Services a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Republic Services as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels, 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 has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Republic Services Ratings Report now.

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