4 Industrial Stocks On The Rise

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One out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 93 points (0.6%) at 15,285 as of Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,438 issues advancing vs. 1,461 declining with 119 unchanged.

The Industrial industry currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Nidec Corporation ( NJ), down 1.8%, and Tenaris ( TS), down 0.6%.

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

4. ABB ( ABB) is one of the companies pushing the Industrial industry higher today. As of noon trading, ABB is up $0.18 (0.8%) to $23.00 on average volume. Thus far, 674,770 shares of ABB exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $22.91-$23.00 after having opened the day at $22.97 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $22.82.

ABB Ltd provides power and automation technologies for utility and industrial customers worldwide. ABB has a market cap of $51.9 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are up 8.8% 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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3. As of noon trading, Precision Castparts ( PCP) is up $1.92 (0.9%) to $226.18 on average volume. Thus far, 377,619 shares of Precision Castparts exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 704,600 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $224.12-$227.04 after having opened the day at $225.85 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $224.25.

Precision Castparts Corp. manufactures metal components and products worldwide. Precision Castparts has a market cap of $32.4 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are up 18.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 15 analysts that rate Precision Castparts a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Precision Castparts 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, expanding profit margins, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Precision Castparts Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Danaher Corporation ( DHR) is up $0.36 (0.5%) to $68.82 on light volume. Thus far, 854,917 shares of Danaher Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $68.40-$68.94 after having opened the day at $68.53 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $68.46.

Danaher Corporation designs, manufactures, and markets professional, medical, industrial, and commercial products and services worldwide. Danaher Corporation has a market cap of $47.1 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are up 21.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 15 analysts that rate Danaher Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Danaher Corporation 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, growth in earnings per share and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Danaher Corporation Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, United Technologies ( UTX) is up $1.02 (1.0%) to $107.28 on average volume. Thus far, 1.3 million shares of United Technologies exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $106.42-$107.34 after having opened the day at $106.77 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $106.26.

United Technologies Corporation provides technology products and services to the building systems and aerospace industries worldwide. United Technologies has a market cap of $95.9 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are up 29.6% 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 4 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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