Today's Top Performers In Automotive

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Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 16 points (-0.1%) at 18,296 as of Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,497 issues advancing vs. 1,463 declining with 190 unchanged.

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

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

3. Autoliv ( ALV) is one of the companies pushing the Automotive industry higher today. As of noon trading, Autoliv is up $4.04 (3.2%) to $131.14 on heavy volume. Thus far, 789,055 shares of Autoliv exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 438,400 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $130.52-$132.19 after having opened the day at $131.14 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $127.10.

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Autoliv, Inc., through its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures, and supplies automotive safety systems to the automotive industry worldwide. It operates through two segments, Passive Safety and Active Safety. Autoliv has a market cap of $11.1 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are up 19.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 2 analysts who rate Autoliv a buy, 5 analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Autoliv as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures 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 Autoliv Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Polaris Industries ( PII) is up $5.95 (4.2%) to $146.78 on heavy volume. Thus far, 938,711 shares of Polaris Industries exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 952,400 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $141.89-$147.70 after having opened the day at $141.89 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $140.83.

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Polaris Industries Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, engineers, manufactures, and markets off-road vehicles, snowmobiles, motorcycles, and small vehicles primarily in the United States, Canada, Western Europe, Australia, and Mexico. Polaris Industries has a market cap of $9.4 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are down 6.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 11 analysts who rate Polaris Industries a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Polaris Industries as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, increase in stock price during the past year and notable return on equity. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Polaris Industries Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Johnson Controls ( JCI) is up $0.42 (0.8%) to $50.41 on light volume. Thus far, 1.0 million shares of Johnson Controls exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $49.99-$50.56 after having opened the day at $50.19 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $49.99.

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Johnson Controls, Inc. operates as a diversified technology and industrial company worldwide. Johnson Controls has a market cap of $33.0 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are up 3.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 8 analysts who rate Johnson Controls a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Johnson Controls as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, increase in stock price during the past year and notable return on equity. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Johnson Controls 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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