3 Stocks Underperforming Today In The Industrial Goods Sector

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 31 points (0.2%) at 16,439 as of Monday, April 21, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,695 issues advancing vs. 1,308 declining with 151 unchanged.

The Industrial Goods sector currently sits up 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include NVR ( NVR), down 5.2%, Masco Corporation ( MAS), down 1.2% and Fluor Corporation ( FLR), down 0.8%. Top gainers within the sector include Nidec Corporation ( NJ), up 1.6%, Cemex S.A.B. de C.V ( CX), up 0.9% and Weyerhaeuser ( WY), up 0.6%.

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

3. Stanley Black & Decker ( SWK) is one of the companies pushing the Industrial Goods sector lower today. As of noon trading, Stanley Black & Decker is down $0.74 (-0.9%) to $81.18 on light volume. Thus far, 363,791 shares of Stanley Black & Decker exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $81.16-$81.88 after having opened the day at $81.53 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $81.92.

Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. provides power and hand tools, mechanical access solutions, and electronic security and monitoring systems for various industrial applications. Stanley Black & Decker has a market cap of $12.8 billion and is part of the industrial industry. Shares are up 1.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Stanley Black & Decker a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Stanley Black & Decker as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, expanding profit margins and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Stanley Black & Decker Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Deere ( DE) is down $0.48 (-0.5%) to $92.92 on light volume. Thus far, 529,142 shares of Deere exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $92.69-$93.25 after having opened the day at $92.98 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $93.40.

Deere & Company, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and distributes agriculture and turf, and construction and forestry equipment worldwide. Deere has a market cap of $34.5 billion and is part of the industrial industry. Shares are up 2.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 3 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 revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, increase in net income, increase in stock price during the past year and growth in earnings per share. 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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1. As of noon trading, Caterpillar ( CAT) is down $0.60 (-0.6%) to $102.23 on light volume. Thus far, 1.6 million shares of Caterpillar exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $101.55-$102.98 after having opened the day at $102.90 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $102.83.

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 $65.6 billion and is part of the industrial industry. Shares are up 13.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 8 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 solid stock price performance, increase in net income, good cash flow from operations and growth in earnings per share. 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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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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