3 Stocks Underperforming Today In The Industrial Industry

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Two out of the three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 42 points (-0.2%) at 17,072 as of Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,641 issues advancing vs. 1,297 declining with 186 unchanged.

The Industrial industry currently sits down 0.5% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.1%. A company within the industry that fell today was Dresser-Rand Group ( DRC), up 4.4%. A company within the industry that increased today was Nidec ( NJ), up 0.8%.

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

3. Emerson Electric ( EMR) is one of the companies pushing the Industrial industry lower today. As of noon trading, Emerson Electric is down $0.48 (-0.7%) to $66.94 on light volume. Thus far, 583,338 shares of Emerson Electric exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $66.92-$67.47 after having opened the day at $67.44 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $67.42.

Emerson Electric Co., a diversified technology company, designs and supplies products and technology, and delivers engineering services and solutions to the industrial, commercial, and consumer markets worldwide. Emerson Electric has a market cap of $47.7 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are down 3.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Emerson Electric a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Emerson Electric as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its expanding profit margins, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Emerson Electric Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Deere ( DE) is down $0.78 (-0.9%) to $87.62 on average volume. Thus far, 1.3 million shares of Deere exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $87.41-$88.56 after having opened the day at $88.52 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $88.40.

Deere & Company, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and distributes agriculture and turf, and construction and forestry equipment worldwide. Deere has a market cap of $32.5 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are down 3.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. 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 attractive valuation levels, notable return on equity 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 Deere Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Caterpillar ( CAT) is down $1.52 (-1.4%) to $108.54 on average volume. Thus far, 1.9 million shares of Caterpillar exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $108.21-$109.98 after having opened the day at $109.82 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $110.06.

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 $69.7 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are up 21.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 6 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 revenue growth, solid stock price performance, reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations 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 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 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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