Today's Top Performers In Industrial Goods

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One out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 23 points (-0.2%) at 15,311 as of Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,760 issues advancing vs. 1,167 declining with 109 unchanged.

The Industrial Goods sector currently sits up 0.5% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.1%. Top gainers within the sector include Cemex S.A.B. de C.V ( CX), up 1.1%, Tenaris ( TS), up 1.0%, Nidec Corporation ( NJ), up 0.9%, Siemens ( SI), up 0.7% and Weyerhaeuser ( WY), up 0.6%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include AAR Corporation ( AIR), down 9.2%, Masco Corporation ( MAS), down 1.1% and Republic Services ( RSG), down 0.8%.

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

3. CNH Global ( CNH) is one of the companies pushing the Industrial Goods sector higher today. As of noon trading, CNH Global is up $0.50 (1.0%) to $51.08 on average volume. Thus far, 193,299 shares of CNH Global exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 284,100 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $50.40-$51.27 after having opened the day at $50.70 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $50.58.

CNH Global N.V. manufactures, markets, and distributes a line of agricultural and construction equipment and parts worldwide. The company operates in three segments: Agricultural Equipment, Construction Equipment, and Financial Services. CNH Global has a market cap of $11.9 billion and is part of the industrial industry. Shares are up 21.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates CNH Global a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates CNH Global as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in stock price during the past year, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and attractive valuation levels. 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 CNH Global Ratings Report now.

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