5 Stocks Moving The Industrial Industry Upward

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 34 points (-0.2%) at 15,991 as of Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, 11:45 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,256 issues advancing vs. 1,637 declining with 176 unchanged.

The Industrial industry currently sits down 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.2%. Top gainers within the industry include Pentair ( PNR), up 1.1%, and Illinois Tool Works ( ITW), up 0.6%.

TheStreet would like to highlight 5 stocks pushing the industry higher today:

5. Cummins ( CMI) is one of the companies pushing the Industrial industry higher today. As of noon trading, Cummins is up $1.62 (1.2%) to $133.28 on light volume. Thus far, 495,977 shares of Cummins exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $131.25-$133.48 after having opened the day at $131.43 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $131.66.

Cummins Inc. designs, manufactures, distributes, and services diesel and natural gas engines, and engine-related component products. It operates in four segments: Engine, Components, Power Generation, and Distribution. Cummins has a market cap of $24.4 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.3, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 20.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Cummins a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Cummins 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, increase in net income and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Cummins Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Deere ( DE) is up $1.43 (1.6%) to $88.63 on heavy volume. Thus far, 2.6 million shares of Deere exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $87.26-$88.89 after having opened the day at $87.26 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $87.20.

Deere & Company manufactures and distributes agriculture and turf equipment, and construction and forestry equipment worldwide. Deere has a market cap of $32.7 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 9.4, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 0.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Deere a buy, 7 analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Deere as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, good cash flow from operations, impressive record of earnings per share growth, increase in stock price during the past year 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 Deere Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, 3D Systems Corporation ( DDD) is up $3.15 (4.2%) to $79.10 on average volume. Thus far, 2.3 million shares of 3D Systems Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $76.86-$79.10 after having opened the day at $77.05 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $75.95.

3D Systems Corporation, through its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures and markets 3D printers, print materials, on-demand custom parts services, and 3D authoring solutions for professionals and consumers. 3D Systems Corporation has a market cap of $7.7 billion and is part of the technology sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 163.9, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 113.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate 3D Systems Corporation a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates 3D Systems Corporation 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, growth in earnings per share, compelling growth in net income and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full 3D Systems Corporation Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Caterpillar ( CAT) is up $0.69 (0.8%) to $86.78 on average volume. Thus far, 2.1 million shares of Caterpillar exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $85.92-$86.87 after having opened the day at $85.97 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $86.09.

Caterpillar Inc. manufactures and sells construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines, and diesel-electric locomotives worldwide. Caterpillar has a market cap of $54.4 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.3, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 4.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Caterpillar a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 12 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Caterpillar as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its good cash flow from operations 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 Caterpillar Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, General Electric ( GE) is up $0.16 (0.6%) to $27.35 on light volume. Thus far, 13.1 million shares of General Electric exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 37.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $27.07-$27.38 after having opened the day at $27.09 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $27.19.

General Electric Company operates as an infrastructure and financial services company worldwide. General Electric has a market cap of $272.6 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.4, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 28.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate General Electric a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates General Electric as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in stock price during the past year, expanding profit margins 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 General Electric 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 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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