3 Industrial Goods Stocks Pushing The Sector Higher

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Two out of the three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 14 points (-0.1%) at 16,140 as of Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, 12:00 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,063 issues advancing vs. 873 declining with 164 unchanged.

The Industrial Goods sector currently sits up 0.5% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. Top gainers within the sector include Heico Corporation ( HEI.A), up 7.0%, 3D Systems Corporation ( DDD), up 6.3%, Stratasys ( SSYS), up 4.4%, Nidec Corporation ( NJ), up 2.8% and Illinois Tool Works ( ITW), up 1.3%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Dresser-Rand Group ( DRC), down 7.8%, Tenaris ( TS), down 0.8%, Emerson Electric ( EMR), down 0.8%, Deere ( DE), down 0.8% and ABB ( ABB), down 0.8%.

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

3. Dover Corporation ( DOV) is one of the companies pushing the Industrial Goods sector higher today. As of noon trading, Dover Corporation is up $0.91 (1.1%) to $86.97 on average volume. Thus far, 567,526 shares of Dover Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $85.99-$87.04 after having opened the day at $86.21 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $86.06.

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 $14.7 billion and is part of the industrial industry. Shares are down 10.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 11 analysts who 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, notable return on equity, increase in stock price during the past year and compelling growth 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, Textron ( TXT) is up $0.42 (1.1%) to $37.75 on light volume. Thus far, 458,992 shares of Textron exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $37.34-$37.86 after having opened the day at $37.44 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $37.33.

Textron Inc. operates in the aircraft, defense, industrial, and finance businesses worldwide. It operates in five segments: Cessna, Bell, Textron Systems, Industrial, and Finance. Textron has a market cap of $10.5 billion and is part of the aerospace/defense industry. Shares are up 1.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 3 analysts who rate Textron a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Textron as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Textron Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Cemex S.A.B. de C.V ( CX) is up $0.29 (2.2%) to $13.29 on light volume. Thus far, 4.7 million shares of Cemex S.A.B. de C.V exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 14.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $12.99-$13.32 after having opened the day at $13.06 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $13.00.

CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V., through its subsidiaries, engages in the production and sale of cement, ready-mix concrete, aggregates, and other construction materials in Mexico, the United States, Northern Europe, the Mediterranean, South America, the Caribbean, and Asia. Cemex S.A.B. de C.V has a market cap of $14.2 billion and is part of the materials & construction industry. Shares are up 9.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 6 analysts who rate Cemex S.A.B. de C.V a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Cemex S.A.B. de C.V as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance and growth in earnings per share. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's profit margins have been poor overall. Get the full Cemex S.A.B. de C.V 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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