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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4. As of noon trading, Rockwell Collins ( COL) is down $0.57 (-0.8%) to $72.39 on heavy volume. Thus far, 549,183 shares of Rockwell Collins exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 718,500 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $72.28-$73.42 after having opened the day at $72.96 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $72.96.

Rockwell Collins, Inc. designs, produces, and supports communications and aviation electronics for commercial and military customers worldwide. It operates in two segments, Government Systems and Commercial Systems. Rockwell Collins has a market cap of $10.0 billion and is part of the aerospace/defense industry. Shares are up 25.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Rockwell Collins a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Rockwell Collins as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, expanding profit margins, 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 Rockwell Collins Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Textron ( TXT) is down $0.22 (-0.8%) to $27.64 on light volume. Thus far, 941,875 shares of Textron exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $27.62-$28.03 after having opened the day at $27.74 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $27.86.

Textron Inc. operates in the aircraft, defense, industrial, and finance businesses worldwide. It operates in five segments: Cessna, Bell, Textron Systems, Industrial, and Finance. Textron has a market cap of $7.9 billion and is part of the aerospace/defense industry. Shares are up 12.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Textron a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Textron as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its attractive valuation levels, notable return on equity, increase in stock price during the past year and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Textron Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, TransDigm Group ( TDG) is down $1.65 (-1.2%) to $136.25 on light volume. Thus far, 188,047 shares of TransDigm Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 538,400 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $135.83-$138.20 after having opened the day at $138.20 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $137.90.

TransDigm Group Incorporated, through its subsidiaries, designs, produces, and supplies engineered aerospace components for commercial and military aircraft customers in the United States. TransDigm Group has a market cap of $7.3 billion and is part of the aerospace/defense industry. Shares are up 1.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate TransDigm Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates TransDigm Group as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full TransDigm Group Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Fastenal Company ( FAST) is down $0.68 (-1.5%) to $44.52 on average volume. Thus far, 737,861 shares of Fastenal Company exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $44.51-$45.40 after having opened the day at $45.14 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $45.20.

Fastenal Company, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a wholesaler and retailer of industrial and construction supplies in the United States, Canada, and internationally. The company offers fasteners and other industrial and construction supplies under the Fastenal name. Fastenal Company has a market cap of $13.8 billion and is part of the materials & construction industry. Shares are down 0.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Fastenal Company a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Fastenal Company 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, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins and growth in earnings per share. 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 Fastenal Company 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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