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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 8 points (0.0%) at 18,244 as of Friday, May 15, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,559 issues advancing vs. 1,400 declining with 174 unchanged.

The Industrial Goods sector currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. A company within the sector that increased today was Precision Castparts ( PCP), up 2.0%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Eagle Materials ( EXP), down 5.2%, Deere ( DE), down 4.1%, Tenaris ( TS), down 1.0%, Danaher ( DHR), down 1.0% and Caterpillar ( CAT), down 0.5%.

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

3. Darling Ingredients ( DAR) is one of the companies pushing the Industrial Goods sector higher today. As of noon trading, Darling Ingredients is up $1.48 (10.5%) to $15.57 on heavy volume. Thus far, 4.2 million shares of Darling Ingredients exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $14.45-$15.94 after having opened the day at $14.53 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $14.09.

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Darling Ingredients Inc. develops, produces, and sells natural ingredients from edible and inedible bio-nutrients worldwide. It operates in three segments: Feed Ingredients, Food Ingredients, and Fuel Ingredients. Darling Ingredients has a market cap of $2.3 billion and is part of the materials & construction industry. Shares are down 23.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there is 1 analyst who rates Darling Ingredients a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Darling Ingredients as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, good cash flow from operations and increase in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins. Get the full Darling Ingredients Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Chicago Bridge & Iron Company ( CBI) is up $4.60 (9.0%) to $55.53 on heavy volume. Thus far, 4.3 million shares of Chicago Bridge & Iron Company exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $51.05-$56.69 after having opened the day at $51.38 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $50.93.

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Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. provides conceptual design, technology, engineering, procurement, fabrication, modularization, construction, commissioning, maintenance, program management, and environmental services worldwide. Chicago Bridge & Iron Company has a market cap of $5.5 billion and is part of the materials & construction industry. Shares are up 21.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 8 analysts who rate Chicago Bridge & Iron Company a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Chicago Bridge & Iron Company as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, compelling growth in net income, attractive valuation levels and notable return on equity. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Chicago Bridge & Iron Company Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Ingersoll-Rand ( IR) is up $0.48 (0.7%) to $70.66 on heavy volume. Thus far, 1.5 million shares of Ingersoll-Rand exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $70.04-$70.76 after having opened the day at $70.10 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $70.18.

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Ingersoll-Rand plc, together with its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, sells, and services a portfolio of industrial and commercial products. It operates through Climate and Industrial segments. Ingersoll-Rand has a market cap of $18.0 billion and is part of the industrial industry. Shares are up 7.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 6 analysts who rate Ingersoll-Rand a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Ingersoll-Rand 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, notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Ingersoll-Rand 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).