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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 65 points (-0.4%) at 16,550 as of Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,484 issues advancing vs. 1,529 declining with 144 unchanged.

The Automotive industry currently sits down 0.5% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%.

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

3. Gentex ( GNTX) is one of the companies pushing the Automotive industry higher today. As of noon trading, Gentex is up $1.85 (6.4%) to $30.65 on heavy volume. Thus far, 1.5 million shares of Gentex exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 855,700 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $30.01-$31.27 after having opened the day at $31.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $28.80.

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Gentex Corporation designs, develops, manufactures, and markets electro-optical products for the automotive, commercial building, and aircraft industries primarily in the United States, Germany, and Japan. Gentex has a market cap of $4.1 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are down 12.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 4 analysts who rate Gentex a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Gentex as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, increase in stock price during the past year, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Gentex Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Honda Motor ( HMC) is up $0.32 (1.0%) to $31.87 on light volume. Thus far, 300,429 shares of Honda Motor exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $31.77-$31.98 after having opened the day at $31.78 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $31.55.

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Honda Motor Co., Ltd. manufactures and sells motorcycles, automobiles, and power products. It operates through four segments: Motorcycle Business, Automobile Business, Financial Services Business, and Power Product and Other Businesses. Honda Motor has a market cap of $57.0 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are down 23.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 2 analysts who rate Honda Motor a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Honda Motor as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, attractive valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Honda Motor Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, General Motors ( GM) is up $0.39 (1.3%) to $31.23 on average volume. Thus far, 8.7 million shares of General Motors exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 13.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $30.57-$31.50 after having opened the day at $30.61 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $30.84.

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General Motors Company (GM) designs, manufactures, and markets cars, crossovers, trucks, and automobile parts worldwide. General Motors has a market cap of $48.7 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are down 24.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 8 analysts who rate General Motors a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates General Motors as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full General Motors 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 automotive industry could consider Consumer Discretionary Sel Sec SPDR ( XLY) while those bearish on the automotive industry could consider ProShares Ultra Sht Consumer Goods ( SZK).

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