3 Stocks Dragging The 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 12 points (0.1%) at 17,830 as of Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, 12:15 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,420 issues advancing vs. 1,510 declining with 216 unchanged.

The Industrial Goods sector currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is unchanged.

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

3. Martin Marietta Materials ( MLM) is one of the companies pushing the Industrial Goods sector lower today. As of noon trading, Martin Marietta Materials is down $2.47 (-1.9%) to $127.80 on average volume. Thus far, 395,766 shares of Martin Marietta Materials exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 901,700 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $127.18-$131.70 after having opened the day at $130.56 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $130.27.

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Martin Marietta Materials, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, produces and sells aggregates for the construction industry. The company operates in four segments: Mid-America Group, Southeast Group, West Group, and Specialty Products. Martin Marietta Materials has a market cap of $8.8 billion and is part of the materials & construction industry. Shares are up 30.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Martin Marietta Materials a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Martin Marietta Materials as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Martin Marietta Materials Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Cemex SAB de CV ( CX) is down $0.12 (-1.0%) to $12.62 on light volume. Thus far, 2.2 million shares of Cemex SAB de CV exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 9.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $12.61-$12.85 after having opened the day at $12.82 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $12.74.

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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 $15.1 billion and is part of the materials & construction industry. Shares are up 7.7% 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 2 rate 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 solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. 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, 3M ( MMM) is down $1.12 (-0.7%) to $158.76 on average volume. Thus far, 1.1 million shares of 3M exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $158.32-$159.68 after having opened the day at $159.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $159.88.

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3M Company operates as a diversified technology company worldwide. 3M has a market cap of $102.6 billion and is part of the industrial industry. Shares are up 14.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate 3M a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates 3M as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income and notable return on equity. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full 3M 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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