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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