PHM, GD, DE, CAT And BA, Pushing Industrial Goods Sector Downward

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Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 4 points (0.0%) at 15,449 as of Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 771 issues advancing vs. 2,156 declining with 142 unchanged.

The Industrial Goods sector currently sits down 1.1% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.4%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include 3D Systems Corporation ( DDD), down 18.8%, Stratasys ( SSYS), down 5.4%, Royal Philips ( PHG), down 2.0%, Tenaris ( TS), down 1.6% and Sherwin-Williams Company ( SHW), down 1.4%.

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

5. PulteGroup ( PHM) is one of the companies pushing the Industrial Goods sector lower today. As of noon trading, PulteGroup is down $0.65 (-3.3%) to $19.22 on average volume. Thus far, 4.1 million shares of PulteGroup exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $19.22-$19.72 after having opened the day at $19.64 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $19.87.

PulteGroup, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in homebuilding and financial services businesses primarily in the United States. PulteGroup has a market cap of $7.5 billion and is part of the materials & construction industry. Shares are down 2.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate PulteGroup a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates PulteGroup as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity and impressive record of earnings per share growth. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full PulteGroup Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, General Dynamics ( GD) is down $1.10 (-1.1%) to $98.58 on average volume. Thus far, 1.3 million shares of General Dynamics exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $97.58-$99.84 after having opened the day at $99.26 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $99.68.

General Dynamics Corporation, an aerospace and defense company, provides business aviation; combat vehicles, weapons systems, and munitions; military and commercial shipbuilding; and communications and information technology products and services worldwide. General Dynamics has a market cap of $34.7 billion and is part of the aerospace/defense industry. Shares are up 4.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 14 analysts that rate General Dynamics a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates General Dynamics as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, attractive valuation levels 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 General Dynamics Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Deere ( DE) is down $0.99 (-1.2%) to $84.12 on average volume. Thus far, 1.7 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 $83.41-$84.80 after having opened the day at $84.53 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $85.11.

Deere & Company, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and distributes agriculture and turf, and construction and forestry equipment worldwide. Deere has a market cap of $31.5 billion and is part of the industrial industry. Shares are down 6.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. 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 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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2. As of noon trading, Caterpillar ( CAT) is down $0.70 (-0.8%) to $91.80 on light volume. Thus far, 1.9 million shares of Caterpillar exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $91.06-$92.51 after having opened the day at $92.24 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $92.50.

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 $58.8 billion and is part of the industrial industry. Shares are up 1.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. 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 increase in net income, reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations, growth in earnings per share 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 Caterpillar Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Boeing ( BA) is down $2.57 (-2.1%) to $119.47 on heavy volume. Thus far, 5.0 million shares of Boeing exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $118.77-$121.94 after having opened the day at $121.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $122.04.

The Boeing Company, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the design, development, manufacture, sale, and support of commercial jetliners, military aircraft, satellites, missile defense, human space flight, and launch systems and services worldwide. Boeing has a market cap of $92.5 billion and is part of the aerospace/defense industry. Shares are down 10.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 16 analysts that rate Boeing a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Boeing as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, compelling growth in net income and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Boeing 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 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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