3 Industrial Stocks Pushing Industry Growth

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Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 14 points (0.1%) at 17,085 as of Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,160 issues advancing vs. 1,849 declining with 136 unchanged.

The Industrial industry currently sits down 0.7% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.2%. A company within the industry that fell today was Nidec ( NJ), up 0.9%.

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

3. Royal Philips ( PHG) is one of the companies pushing the Industrial industry higher today. As of noon trading, Royal Philips is up $0.21 (0.7%) to $31.72 on average volume. Thus far, 323,646 shares of Royal Philips exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 777,400 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $31.60-$31.95 after having opened the day at $31.73 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $31.51.

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Koninklijke Philips N.V. is engaged in healthcare, consumer lifestyle, and lighting businesses worldwide. Royal Philips has a market cap of $29.6 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are down 14.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there is 1 analyst who rates Royal Philips a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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

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2. As of noon trading, Danaher ( DHR) is up $0.73 (1.0%) to $76.52 on heavy volume. Thus far, 3.0 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 $75.64-$77.15 after having opened the day at $75.73 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $75.79.

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Danaher Corporation designs, manufactures, and markets professional, medical, industrial, and commercial products and services worldwide. Danaher has a market cap of $53.2 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are down 1.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 14 analysts who 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, good cash flow from operations and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Danaher Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, General Electric ( GE) is up $0.16 (0.7%) to $25.58 on average volume. Thus far, 14.2 million shares of General Electric exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 28.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $25.33-$25.65 after having opened the day at $25.36 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $25.42.

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General Electric Company operates as an infrastructure and financial services company worldwide. General Electric has a market cap of $257.2 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are down 9.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 6 analysts who rate General Electric a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates General Electric as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, increase in stock price during the past year and expanding profit margins. 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 General Electric 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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