AER, FLS And RSG, Pushing Industrial Goods Sector Downward

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One out of the three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 8 points (0.0%) at 17,140 as of Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,738 issues advancing vs. 1,242 declining with 174 unchanged.

The Industrial Goods sector currently sits up 0.7% versus the S&P 500, which is unchanged. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Nidec ( NJ), down 1.9%, and Fastenal ( FAST), down 0.6%. Top gainers within the sector include Dresser-Rand Group ( DRC), up 5.5%, Lennar ( LEN), up 5.3%, MasTec ( MTZ), up 4.8%, Stratasys ( SSYS), up 3.1% and DR Horton ( DHI), up 3.1%.

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

3. AerCap Holdings ( AER) is one of the companies pushing the Industrial Goods sector lower today. As of noon trading, AerCap Holdings is down $0.38 (-0.8%) to $44.21 on average volume. Thus far, 588,963 shares of AerCap Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $44.19-$44.98 after having opened the day at $44.75 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $44.59.

AerCap Holdings N.V., through its subsidiaries, is engaged in leasing, financing, selling, and managing commercial aircraft and engines primarily in the United States and Russia. AerCap Holdings has a market cap of $9.6 billion and is part of the diversified services industry. Shares are up 16.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate AerCap Holdings a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates AerCap Holdings as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance and impressive record of earnings per share growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk and disappointing return on equity. Get the full AerCap Holdings Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Flowserve ( FLS) is down $0.48 (-0.7%) to $73.64 on light volume. Thus far, 203,945 shares of Flowserve exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 759,600 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $73.54-$74.55 after having opened the day at $74.31 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $74.13.

Flowserve Corporation designs, manufactures, distributes, and services industrial flow management equipment. Flowserve has a market cap of $10.1 billion and is part of the industrial industry. Shares are down 6.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate Flowserve a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Flowserve as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, expanding profit margins, solid stock price performance, increase in net income and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Flowserve Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Republic Services ( RSG) is down $0.20 (-0.5%) to $39.25 on light volume. Thus far, 484,389 shares of Republic Services exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $39.25-$39.60 after having opened the day at $39.45 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $39.45.

Republic Services, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides non-hazardous solid waste collection, transfer, and recycling and disposal services for commercial, industrial, municipal, and residential customers in the United States and Puerto Rico. Republic Services has a market cap of $13.9 billion and is part of the materials & construction industry. Shares are up 18.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Republic Services a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Republic Services as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in stock price during the past year, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and reasonable valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Republic Services 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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