4 Stocks Underperforming Today In The Industrial Industry

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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 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 1.7%, and Tenaris ( TS), down 0.5%.

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

4. Royal Philips ( PHG) is one of the companies pushing the Industrial industry lower today. As of noon trading, Royal Philips is down $0.35 (-1.0%) to $33.25 on average volume. Thus far, 352,228 shares of Royal Philips exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 721,300 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $33.10-$33.28 after having opened the day at $33.14 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $33.60.

Koninklijke Philips N.V. engages in the healthcare, lighting, and consumer lifestyle businesses worldwide. Royal Philips has a market cap of $30.5 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are up 25.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Royal Philips a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Royal Philips as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Royal Philips Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Rockwell Automation ( ROK) is down $0.53 (-0.5%) to $103.49 on average volume. Thus far, 555,573 shares of Rockwell Automation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 798,200 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $102.18-$103.81 after having opened the day at $103.39 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $104.02.

Bytewise: Allen-Bradley unit makes non-contact laser measurement products. Rockwell Automation has a market cap of $14.2 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are up 23.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Rockwell Automation a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Rockwell Automation 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, increase in net income, revenue growth and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full Rockwell Automation Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Parker Hannifin Corporation ( PH) is down $1.15 (-1.1%) to $104.66 on average volume. Thus far, 587,393 shares of Parker Hannifin Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 967,000 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $104.24-$105.81 after having opened the day at $105.46 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $105.81.

Parker Hannifin Corporation manufactures fluid power systems, electromechanical controls, and related components worldwide. Parker Hannifin Corporation has a market cap of $15.6 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are up 24.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Parker Hannifin Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Parker Hannifin 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, attractive valuation levels and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Parker Hannifin Corporation Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Ingersoll-Rand ( IR) is down $0.76 (-1.2%) to $63.84 on average volume. Thus far, 957,862 shares of Ingersoll-Rand exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $63.73-$64.90 after having opened the day at $64.85 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $64.60.

Ingersoll-Rand plc engages in the design, manufacture, sale, and service of a diverse portfolio of industrial and commercial products in the United States and internationally. Ingersoll-Rand has a market cap of $18.1 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are up 35.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Ingersoll-Rand a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Ingersoll-Rand as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations 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 Ingersoll-Rand 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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