5 Stocks Dragging In The Industrial Goods Sector

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Two out of the three major indices are trading up 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%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include AAR Corporation ( AIR), down 9.4%, Masco Corporation ( MAS), down 1.2% and Republic Services ( RSG), down 0.6%. Top gainers within the sector include Cemex S.A.B. de C.V ( CX), up 1.1%, Tenaris ( TS), up 1.1%, Nidec Corporation ( NJ), up 1.0%, Siemens ( SI), up 0.7% and Weyerhaeuser ( WY), up 0.7%.

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

5. Reliance Steel and Aluminum ( RS) is one of the companies pushing the Industrial Goods sector lower today. As of noon trading, Reliance Steel and Aluminum is down $1.04 (-1.4%) to $73.11 on average volume. Thus far, 265,246 shares of Reliance Steel and Aluminum exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 457,100 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $72.62-$73.63 after having opened the day at $72.62 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $74.15.

Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. operates as a metals service center company. Reliance Steel and Aluminum has a market cap of $5.7 billion and is part of the industrial industry. Shares are up 19.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Reliance Steel and Aluminum a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Reliance Steel and Aluminum as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance 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 Reliance Steel and Aluminum Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Rockwell Collins ( COL) is down $0.63 (-0.9%) to $68.78 on heavy volume. Thus far, 1.4 million shares of Rockwell Collins exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 768,300 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $68.44-$69.35 after having opened the day at $69.35 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $69.41.

Rockwell Collins, Inc. designs, produces, and supports communications and aviation electronics for commercial and military customers worldwide. It operates in two segments, Government Systems and Commercial Systems. Rockwell Collins has a market cap of $9.3 billion and is part of the aerospace/defense industry. Shares are up 18.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Rockwell Collins a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Rockwell Collins 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, expanding profit margins, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Rockwell Collins Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Dover Corporation ( DOV) is down $0.42 (-0.5%) to $90.47 on average volume. Thus far, 496,452 shares of Dover Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 825,200 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $90.04-$91.26 after having opened the day at $90.96 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $90.89.

Dover Corporation manufactures and sells a range of specialized products and components, and provides related consumables and services. The company operates in four segments: Communication Technologies, Energy, Engineered Systems, and Printing and Identification. Dover Corporation has a market cap of $15.5 billion and is part of the industrial industry. Shares are up 38.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Dover Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Dover 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, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth and increase in net income. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Dover Corporation Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Illinois Tool Works ( ITW) is down $0.61 (-0.8%) to $77.39 on average volume. Thus far, 1.2 million shares of Illinois Tool Works exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $77.22-$77.99 after having opened the day at $77.88 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $78.00.

Illinois Tool Works Inc. manufactures and sells a range of industrial products and equipment worldwide. Illinois Tool Works has a market cap of $34.1 billion and is part of the industrial industry. Shares are up 25.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Illinois Tool Works a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Illinois Tool Works as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Illinois Tool Works Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Precision Castparts ( PCP) is down $1.49 (-0.7%) to $228.50 on light volume. Thus far, 136,605 shares of Precision Castparts exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 701,100 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $227.97-$230.15 after having opened the day at $229.72 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $229.99.

Precision Castparts Corp. manufactures metal components and products worldwide. Precision Castparts has a market cap of $33.3 billion and is part of the industrial industry. Shares are up 20.7% 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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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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