CIR, BWC And CBI, Pushing Industrial Goods Sector Downward

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 38 points (0.2%) at 16,236 as of Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,761 issues advancing vs. 1,149 declining with 174 unchanged.

The Industrial Goods sector currently sits up 0.5% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. A company within the sector that fell today was Weyerhaeuser ( WY), up 1.1%. Top gainers within the sector include GrafTech International ( GTI), up 12.4%, Huntington Ingalls Industries ( HII), up 4.0%, Embraer S.A ( ERJ), up 2.0%, Cemex S.A.B. de C.V ( CX), up 1.7% and Pall Corporation ( PLL), up 1.5%.

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

3. Circor International ( CIR) is one of the companies pushing the Industrial Goods sector lower today. As of noon trading, Circor International is down $6.23 (-7.9%) to $72.98 on heavy volume. Thus far, 182,471 shares of Circor International exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 75,900 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $71.66-$76.75 after having opened the day at $76.75 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $79.21.

CIRCOR International, Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets valves and other engineered products, and sub-systems worldwide. It operates in three segments: Energy, Aerospace, and Flow Technologies. Circor International has a market cap of $1.4 billion and is part of the industrial industry. Shares are down 1.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Circor International a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Circor 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, compelling growth in net income, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Circor International Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Babcock & Wilcox ( BWC) is down $1.07 (-3.0%) to $34.06 on heavy volume. Thus far, 2.1 million shares of Babcock & Wilcox exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 607,700 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $32.87-$34.24 after having opened the day at $32.94 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $35.13.

The Babcock & Wilcox Company operates as a specialty constructor of nuclear components for various customers in the power and other steam-using industries worldwide. Babcock & Wilcox has a market cap of $3.9 billion and is part of the industrial industry. Shares are up 2.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Babcock & Wilcox a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Babcock & Wilcox 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, reasonable valuation levels, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Babcock & Wilcox Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Chicago Bridge & Iron Company ( CBI) is down $0.76 (-0.9%) to $82.13 on average volume. Thus far, 645,804 shares of Chicago Bridge & Iron Company exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $81.22-$83.13 after having opened the day at $83.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $82.89.

Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V., an energy infrastructure focused company, provides conceptual design, technology, engineering, procurement, fabrication, construction, and commissioning services to customers in the energy, petrochemical, and natural resource industries worldwide. Chicago Bridge & Iron Company has a market cap of $8.5 billion and is part of the materials & construction industry. Shares are down 0.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Chicago Bridge & Iron Company a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Chicago Bridge & Iron Company 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, solid stock price performance, compelling growth 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 Chicago Bridge & Iron Company 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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