3 Industrial Stocks On The Rise

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 11 points (0.1%) at 16,218 as of Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,600 issues advancing vs. 1,298 declining with 186 unchanged.

The Industrial industry currently sits up 0.5% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. Top gainers within the industry include Emerson Electric ( EMR), up 0.7%, and Eaton Corporation ( ETN), up 0.7%.

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

3. Honeywell International ( HON) is one of the companies pushing the Industrial industry higher today. As of noon trading, Honeywell International is up $0.81 (0.9%) to $94.12 on average volume. Thus far, 1.1 million shares of Honeywell International exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $93.23-$94.29 after having opened the day at $93.63 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $93.31.

Honeywell International Inc. operates as a diversified technology and manufacturing company worldwide. Honeywell International has a market cap of $73.7 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are up 2.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 15 analysts who rate Honeywell International a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Honeywell International 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, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance and impressive record of earnings per share growth. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Honeywell International Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, 3M ( MMM) is up $1.06 (0.8%) to $133.26 on light volume. Thus far, 932,616 shares of 3M exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $131.86-$133.38 after having opened the day at $132.27 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $132.20.

3M Company operates as a diversified technology company worldwide. 3M has a market cap of $87.2 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are down 5.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 7 analysts who rate 3M a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates 3M 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, expanding profit margins 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 3M Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, General Electric ( GE) is up $0.17 (0.7%) to $25.46 on light volume. Thus far, 11.0 million shares of General Electric exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 38.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $25.25-$25.48 after having opened the day at $25.38 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $25.29.

General Electric Company operates as an infrastructure and financial services company worldwide. General Electric has a market cap of $252.3 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are down 9.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 6 analysts who rate General Electric a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 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 revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, increase in stock price during the past year, reasonable valuation levels and increase in net income. 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 General Electric 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 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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