3 Stocks Advancing The Industrial Industry

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 45 points (-0.3%) at 17,859 as of Wednesday, June 17, 2015, 1:00 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,059 issues advancing vs. 1,922 declining with 184 unchanged.

The Industrial industry currently sits down 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.2%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Nidec ( NJ), down 2.5%, CNH Industrial ( CNHI), down 1.7%, Royal Philips ( PHG), down 1.3%, Tenaris ( TS), down 1.1% and Precision Castparts ( PCP), down 0.8%.

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

3. Interface ( TILE) is one of the companies pushing the Industrial industry higher today. As of noon trading, Interface is up $1.16 (5.0%) to $24.28 on heavy volume. Thus far, 766,978 shares of Interface exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 504,400 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $23.22-$24.29 after having opened the day at $23.28 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $23.12.

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Interface, Inc. designs, produces, and sells modular carpet products primarily in the Americas, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific. Interface has a market cap of $1.5 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are up 40.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 5 analysts who rate Interface a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Interface 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 its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Interface Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Middleby ( MIDD) is up $5.96 (5.5%) to $113.46 on heavy volume. Thus far, 301,245 shares of Middleby exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 287,400 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $107.50-$113.73 after having opened the day at $107.50 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $107.50.

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The Middleby Corporation designs, manufactures, markets, distributes, and services commercial foodservice and food processing, and residential kitchen equipment in the United States, Canada, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and Latin America. Middleby has a market cap of $6.2 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are up 8.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 3 analysts who rate Middleby a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Middleby 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, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company is trading at a premium valuation based on our review of its current price compared to such things as earnings and book value. Get the full Middleby Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Dover ( DOV) is up $0.60 (0.8%) to $72.51 on average volume. Thus far, 619,734 shares of Dover exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $72.22-$72.86 after having opened the day at $72.22 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $71.91.

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Dover Corporation manufactures and sells a range of equipment and components, specialty systems, and support services in the United States. The company operates in four segments: Energy, Engineered Systems, Fluids, and Refrigeration & Food Equipment. Dover has a market cap of $11.5 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are up 0.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 2 analysts who rate Dover a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Dover as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, good cash flow from operations, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and expanding profit margins. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Dover 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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