3 Stocks Underperforming Today In The Industrial Goods Sector

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 17 points (-0.1%) at 17,039 as of Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 915 issues advancing vs. 2,069 declining with 174 unchanged.

The Industrial Goods sector currently sits down 0.5% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.3%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Embraer S.A ( ERJ), down 2.0%, Tenaris ( TS), down 1.6%, Royal Philips ( PHG), down 1.2%, Flowserve ( FLS), down 1.2% and Xylem ( XYL), down 1.2%.

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

3. Ingersoll-Rand ( IR) is one of the companies pushing the Industrial Goods sector lower today. As of noon trading, Ingersoll-Rand is down $0.40 (-0.6%) to $61.83 on light volume. Thus far, 721,529 shares of Ingersoll-Rand exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $61.36-$62.50 after having opened the day at $62.12 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $62.23.

Ingersoll-Rand plc, together with its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, sells, and services a portfolio of industrial and commercial products in the United States and internationally. It operates through Climate and Industrial segments. Ingersoll-Rand has a market cap of $16.6 billion and is part of the industrial industry. Shares are up 1.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Ingersoll-Rand a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Ingersoll-Rand 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, growth in earnings per share 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 Ingersoll-Rand Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Cemex SAB de CV ( CX) is down $0.12 (-0.9%) to $13.22 on average volume. Thus far, 5.4 million shares of Cemex SAB de CV exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 9.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $13.14-$13.37 after having opened the day at $13.37 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $13.34.

CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V. produces, markets, distributes, and sells cement, ready-mix concrete, clinker, aggregates, and other construction materials for home construction and concrete pavement applications. Cemex SAB de CV has a market cap of $15.7 billion and is part of the materials & construction industry. Shares are up 12.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Cemex SAB de CV a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Cemex SAB de CV 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 SAB de CV Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Danaher ( DHR) is down $0.56 (-0.7%) to $78.25 on average volume. Thus far, 1.4 million shares of Danaher exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $78.09-$79.14 after having opened the day at $78.64 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $78.81.

Danaher Corporation designs, manufactures, and markets professional, medical, industrial, and commercial products and services worldwide. Danaher has a market cap of $54.8 billion and is part of the industrial industry. Shares are up 2.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 15 analysts that rate Danaher a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Danaher 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, 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 Danaher 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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