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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4. As of noon trading, Waste Management ( WM) is down $0.47 (-1.1%) to $41.65 on light volume. Thus far, 611,912 shares of Waste Management exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $41.56-$42.04 after having opened the day at $42.04 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $42.12.

Waste Management, Inc. provides waste management services to residential, commercial, industrial, and municipal customers in North America. It offers collection, transfer, recycling and resource recovery, and disposal services. Waste Management has a market cap of $19.4 billion and is part of the materials & construction industry. Shares are up 24.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Waste Management a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Waste Management as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels, solid stock price performance, increase in net income and growth in earnings per share. 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 Waste Management Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Cemex S.A.B. de C.V ( CX) is down $0.24 (-2.0%) to $11.95 on light volume. Thus far, 4.1 million shares of Cemex S.A.B. de C.V exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 13.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $11.87-$12.15 after having opened the day at $12.05 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $12.19.

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 $13.2 billion and is part of the materials & construction industry. Shares are up 23.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Cemex S.A.B. de C.V a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 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, Emerson Electric ( EMR) is down $0.41 (-0.7%) to $61.15 on light volume. Thus far, 1.1 million shares of Emerson Electric exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $60.83-$61.69 after having opened the day at $61.11 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $61.56.

Emerson Electric Co., a diversified technology company, engages in designing and supplying products and technology, and providing engineering services and solutions to the industrial, commercial, and consumer markets worldwide. Emerson Electric has a market cap of $43.7 billion and is part of the electronics industry. Shares are up 16.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Emerson Electric a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 16 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Emerson Electric as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, good cash flow from operations, 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 Emerson Electric Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, United Technologies ( UTX) is down $0.64 (-0.6%) to $101.76 on light volume. Thus far, 1.2 million shares of United Technologies exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $101.63-$102.34 after having opened the day at $102.20 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $102.40.

United Technologies Corporation provides technology products and services to the building systems and aerospace industries worldwide. United Technologies has a market cap of $94.2 billion and is part of the industrial industry. Shares are up 24.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 15 analysts that rate United Technologies a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates United Technologies 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, growth in earnings per share and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full United Technologies 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 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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