3 Industrial Stocks Nudging The Industry Higher

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 4 points (0.0%) at 17,970 as of Thursday, June 25, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,139 issues advancing vs. 1,826 declining with 188 unchanged.

The Industrial industry currently sits down 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Tenaris ( TS), down 1.5%, Dover ( DOV), down 1.2%, Emerson Electric ( EMR), down 1.1%, Nidec ( NJ), down 0.9% and ABB ( ABB), down 0.7%.

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

3. Worthington Industries ( WOR) is one of the companies pushing the Industrial industry higher today. As of noon trading, Worthington Industries is up $2.46 (8.7%) to $30.68 on heavy volume. Thus far, 504,555 shares of Worthington Industries exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 291,800 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $28.32-$31.03 after having opened the day at $28.35 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $28.22.

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Worthington Industries, Inc., a metals manufacturing company, focuses on value-added steel processing and manufactured metal products in the United States, Europe, Mexico, Canada, and internationally. It operates through three segments: Steel Processing, Pressure Cylinders, and Engineered Cabs. Worthington Industries has a market cap of $1.9 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 5.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are no analysts who rate Worthington Industries a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Worthington Industries as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, poor profit margins and weak operating cash flow. Get the full Worthington Industries Ratings Report now.

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