5 Stocks Underperforming Today In The Industrial Goods Sector

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 55 points (-0.4%) at 14,948 as of Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, 12:49 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 846 issues advancing vs. 2,101 declining with 78 unchanged.

The Industrial Goods sector currently sits down 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.4%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Nidec Corporation ( NJ), down 3.1%, Vulcan Materials Company ( VMC), down 2.5%, Tenaris ( TS), down 1.1%, CNH Global ( CNH), down 0.9% and Royal Philips ( PHG), down 0.9%. A company within the sector that increased today was 3D Systems Corporation ( DDD), up 1.9%.

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

5. ABB ( ABB) is one of the companies pushing the Industrial Goods sector lower today. As of noon trading, ABB is down $0.24 (-1.1%) to $22.23 on light volume. Thus far, 485,739 shares of ABB exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $22.15-$22.38 after having opened the day at $22.32 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $22.47.

ABB Ltd provides power and automation technologies for utility and industrial customers worldwide. ABB has a market cap of $51.3 billion and is part of the industrial industry. Shares are up 8.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate ABB a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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

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