4 Stocks Dragging The Industrial Industry 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 4 points (0.0%) at 15,077 as of Monday, Aug. 19, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 933 issues advancing vs. 2,036 declining with 90 unchanged.

The Industrial industry currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. A company within the industry that fell today was Tenaris ( TS), up 0.7%. Top gainers within the industry include Edwards Group ( EVAC), up 18.3%, Stratasys ( SSYS), up 5.8% and Nidec Corporation ( NJ), up 1.7%.

TheStreet would like to highlight 4 stocks pushing the industry lower today:

4. CNH Global ( CNH) is one of the companies pushing the Industrial industry lower today. As of noon trading, CNH Global is down $0.63 (-1.3%) to $47.17 on light volume. Thus far, 94,886 shares of CNH Global exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 294,100 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $47.14-$47.84 after having opened the day at $47.58 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $47.80.

CNH Global N.V. manufactures, markets, and distributes a line of agricultural and construction equipment and parts worldwide. The company operates in three segments: Agricultural Equipment, Construction Equipment, and Financial Services. CNH Global has a market cap of $11.4 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are up 18.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates CNH Global a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates CNH Global as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in stock price during the past year, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and attractive valuation levels. 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 CNH Global Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Snap-on ( SNA) is down $2.31 (-2.4%) to $96.08 on average volume. Thus far, 133,319 shares of Snap-on exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 277,100 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $96.01-$98.63 after having opened the day at $98.35 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $98.39.

Snap-on Incorporated provides tools, equipment, diagnostics, and repair information and systems solutions for professional users. It operates through four segments: Commercial and Industrial Group, Snap-on Tools Group, Repair Systems and Information Group, and Financial Services. Snap-on has a market cap of $5.6 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are up 24.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Snap-on a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Snap-on 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, expanding profit margins, solid stock price performance and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Snap-on Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Siemens ( SI) is down $0.84 (-0.8%) to $110.70 on light volume. Thus far, 92,514 shares of Siemens exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 424,400 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $110.53-$111.05 after having opened the day at $110.83 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $111.54.

Siemens Aktiengesellschaft, an electronics and electrical engineering company, operates in the energy, healthcare, industry, and infrastructure and cities sectors worldwide. Siemens has a market cap of $93.5 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are up 1.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Siemens a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Siemens as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, compelling growth in net income, good cash flow from operations and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Siemens Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Caterpillar ( CAT) is down $0.61 (-0.7%) to $84.55 on light volume. Thus far, 1.5 million shares of Caterpillar exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $84.51-$85.50 after having opened the day at $85.15 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $85.16.

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 $55.6 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are down 5.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Caterpillar a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 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 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 3 stocks, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the industrial industry could consider SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ( DIA) while those bearish on the industrial industry could consider ProShares UltraShort Industrials ( SIJ).

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