Today's Top Performers In Industrial Goods

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Two out of the three major indices are trading up 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 Goods sector currently sits up 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.1%. Top gainers within the sector include James Hardie Industries ( JHX), up 2.5%, Sherwin-Williams Company ( SHW), up 1.0%, United Technologies ( UTX), up 1.0%, Precision Castparts ( PCP), up 0.9% and ABB ( ABB), up 0.8%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Nidec Corporation ( NJ), down 1.8%, Weyerhaeuser ( WY), down 1.4%, Ingersoll-Rand ( IR), down 1.3%, Parker Hannifin Corporation ( PH), down 1.1% and Royal Philips ( PHG), down 1.0%.

TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the sector higher today:

3. Republic Services ( RSG) is one of the companies pushing the Industrial Goods sector higher today. As of noon trading, Republic Services is up $0.38 (1.2%) to $33.11 on average volume. Thus far, 819,398 shares of Republic Services exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $32.57-$33.13 after having opened the day at $32.73 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $32.73.

Republic Services, Inc. is a provider of services in the domestic non-hazardous solid waste industry. The Company provides non-hazardous solid waste collection services for commercial, industrial, municipal and residential customers through 139 collection companies in 22 states. Republic Services has a market cap of $11.8 billion and is part of the materials & construction industry. Shares are up 11.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Republic Services a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Republic Services as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels, 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 Republic Services Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Lockheed Martin Corporation ( LMT) is up $1.34 (1.1%) to $126.41 on light volume. Thus far, 511,521 shares of Lockheed Martin Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $124.91-$126.47 after having opened the day at $125.02 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $125.07.

Lockheed Martin Corporation, a security and aerospace company, engages in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration, and sustainment of advanced technology systems and products for defense, civil, and commercial applications in the United States and internationally. Lockheed Martin Corporation has a market cap of $39.8 billion and is part of the aerospace/defense industry. Shares are up 35.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Lockheed Martin Corporation a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 13 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Lockheed Martin Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, notable return on equity and increase in net income. 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 Lockheed Martin Corporation Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Boeing ( BA) is up $0.64 (0.6%) to $108.81 on light volume. Thus far, 1.5 million shares of Boeing exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $107.80-$108.86 after having opened the day at $108.24 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $108.17.

The Boeing Company, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the design, development, manufacture, sale, and support of commercial jetliners, military aircraft, satellites, missile defense, human space flight, and launch systems and services worldwide. Boeing has a market cap of $80.9 billion and is part of the aerospace/defense industry. Shares are up 42.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 17 analysts that rate Boeing a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Boeing as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Boeing 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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