5 Stocks Pushing The Industrial Goods Sector Downward

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 20 points (0.1%) at 14,984 as of Friday, Aug. 23, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,794 issues advancing vs. 1,149 declining with 104 unchanged.

The Industrial Goods sector currently sits down 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Ryland Group ( RYL), down 5.5%, USG ( USG), down 3.7%, Nordson Corporation ( NDSN), down 2.5%, Vulcan Materials Company ( VMC), down 2.6% and Eagle Materials ( EXP), down 2.4%. Top gainers within the sector include CNH Global ( CNH), up 2.7%, James Hardie Industries ( JHX), up 1.8%, Nidec Corporation ( NJ), up 1.5%, Lockheed Martin Corporation ( LMT), up 1.4% and Waste Management ( WM), up 0.7%.

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

5. Toll Brothers ( TOL) is one of the companies pushing the Industrial Goods sector lower today. As of noon trading, Toll Brothers is down $0.86 (-2.6%) to $31.61 on average volume. Thus far, 2.9 million shares of Toll Brothers exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $31.10-$32.50 after having opened the day at $32.48 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $32.47.

Toll Brothers, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, builds, markets, and arranges finance for detached and attached homes in luxury residential communities. It is also involved in building or converting existing rental apartment buildings into high-, mid-, and low-rise luxury homes. Toll Brothers has a market cap of $5.4 billion and is part of the materials & construction industry. Shares are down 2.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Toll Brothers a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Toll Brothers as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, compelling growth in net income, notable return on equity and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Toll Brothers Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, DR Horton ( DHI) is down $0.65 (-3.4%) to $18.63 on average volume. Thus far, 4.3 million shares of DR Horton exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 8.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $18.50-$19.39 after having opened the day at $19.39 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $19.28.

D.R. Horton, Inc. operates as a homebuilding company. The company engages in the acquisition and development of land; and construction and sale of residential homes in 26 states and 77 markets in the United States primarily under the D.R. Horton, America's Builder name. DR Horton has a market cap of $6.1 billion and is part of the materials & construction industry. Shares are down 4.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate DR Horton a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates DR Horton as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures 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 DR Horton Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, PulteGroup ( PHM) is down $0.28 (-1.7%) to $16.04 on average volume. Thus far, 6.2 million shares of PulteGroup exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 11.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $15.62-$16.43 after having opened the day at $16.43 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $16.32.

PulteGroup, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in homebuilding and financial services businesses primarily in the United States. PulteGroup has a market cap of $6.3 billion and is part of the materials & construction industry. Shares are down 11.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate PulteGroup a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates PulteGroup as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and reasonable valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, weak operating cash flow and poor profit margins. Get the full PulteGroup Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Cummins ( CMI) is down $0.75 (-0.6%) to $125.81 on light volume. Thus far, 548,656 shares of Cummins exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $124.82-$126.57 after having opened the day at $126.57 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $126.56.

Cummins Inc. designs, manufactures, distributes, and services diesel and natural gas engines, and engine-related component products. It operates in four segments: Engine, Components, Power Generation, and Distribution. Cummins has a market cap of $23.4 billion and is part of the industrial industry. Shares are up 13.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Cummins a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Cummins 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, solid stock price performance, good cash flow from operations and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat weak growth in earnings per share. Get the full Cummins Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Lennar Corporation ( LEN) is down $0.91 (-2.7%) to $32.65 on average volume. Thus far, 2.9 million shares of Lennar Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $32.18-$33.75 after having opened the day at $33.65 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $33.56.

Lennar Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in homebuilding, financial services, and real estate businesses in the United States. Lennar Corporation has a market cap of $5.3 billion and is part of the materials & construction industry. Shares are down 14.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Lennar Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Lennar Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, 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 Lennar Corporation 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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