SI, PCL, WY, NOC And LMT, 5 Industrial Goods Stocks Pushing The Sector Lower

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 49 points (0.3%) at 16,147 as of Friday, Nov. 29, 2013, 11:45 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,869 issues advancing vs. 987 declining with 109 unchanged.

The Industrial Goods sector currently sits up 0.5% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.3%. A company within the sector that fell today was Hillenbrand ( HI), up 4.6%. A company within the sector that increased today was Nidec Corporation ( NJ), up 1.7%.

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

5. Siemens ( SI) is one of the companies pushing the Industrial Goods sector lower today. As of noon trading, Siemens is down $0.92 (-0.7%) to $132.30 on light volume. Thus far, 106,810 shares of Siemens exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 358,500 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $132.14-$132.91 after having opened the day at $132.29 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $133.22.

Siemens Aktiengesellschaft, an electronics and electrical engineering company, operates in the energy, healthcare, industry, and infrastructure and cities sectors worldwide. Siemens has a market cap of $112.3 billion and is part of the industrial industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 32.1, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 21.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Siemens a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Siemens as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, 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 low profit margins. Get the full Siemens Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Plum Creek Timber ( PCL) is down $0.65 (-1.5%) to $43.71 on light volume. Thus far, 289,923 shares of Plum Creek Timber exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $43.62-$44.42 after having opened the day at $44.42 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $44.36.

Plum Creek Timber Company, Inc. is a publicly owned real estate investment trust (REIT). The trust owns and manages timberlands in the United States. Its products include lumber products, plywood, medium density fiberboard, and related by-products, such as wood chips. Plum Creek Timber has a market cap of $7.8 billion and is part of the materials & construction industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 28.6, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 0.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Plum Creek Timber a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Plum Creek Timber as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, revenue growth, notable return on equity and good cash flow from operations. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Plum Creek Timber Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Weyerhaeuser ( WY) is down $0.60 (-2.0%) to $29.99 on light volume. Thus far, 1.4 million shares of Weyerhaeuser exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $29.92-$30.59 after having opened the day at $30.50 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $30.59.

Weyerhaeuser Company, a forest products company, grows and harvests trees, builds homes, and manufactures forest products worldwide. It grows and harvests trees for use as lumber, other wood and building products, and pulp and paper. Weyerhaeuser has a market cap of $17.8 billion and is part of the materials & construction industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 26.8, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 10.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Weyerhaeuser a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Weyerhaeuser as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, good cash flow from operations and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Weyerhaeuser Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Northrop Grumman ( NOC) is down $0.88 (-0.8%) to $113.07 on light volume. Thus far, 431,861 shares of Northrop Grumman exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $112.83-$114.48 after having opened the day at $113.98 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $113.95.

Northrop Grumman Corporation provides systems, products, and solutions in aerospace, electronics, information systems, and technical service areas to government and commercial customers worldwide. Northrop Grumman has a market cap of $25.3 billion and is part of the aerospace/defense industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.6, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 68.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Northrop Grumman a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 12 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Northrop Grumman 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, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, attractive valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Northrop Grumman Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Lockheed Martin Corporation ( LMT) is down $2.05 (-1.4%) to $141.89 on average volume. Thus far, 989,972 shares of Lockheed Martin Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $141.86-$144.27 after having opened the day at $143.87 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $143.94.

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 $46.1 billion and is part of the aerospace/defense industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.5, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 56.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 2 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, increase in net income and notable return on equity. 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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If you are interested in one of these 5 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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