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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2. As of noon trading, Lindsay ( LNN) is up $8.07 (9.8%) to $90.69 on heavy volume. Thus far, 294,826 shares of Lindsay exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 124,100 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $85.81-$91.93 after having opened the day at $85.86 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $82.62.

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Lindsay Corporation provides proprietary water management and road infrastructure products and services in the United States and internationally. Lindsay has a market cap of $997.4 million and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are down 1.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are no analysts who rate Lindsay a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Lindsay as a buy. Among the primary strengths of the company is its solid financial position based on a variety of debt and liquidity measures that we have evaluated. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Lindsay Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, CNH Industrial ( CNHI) is up $0.11 (1.2%) to $9.37 on average volume. Thus far, 735,414 shares of CNH Industrial exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $9.28-$9.41 after having opened the day at $9.32 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $9.26.

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CNH Industrial N.V. designs, produces, markets, sells, and finances agricultural and construction equipment, trucks, commercial vehicles, buses, and specialty vehicles, engines, transmissions, and axles worldwide. CNH Industrial has a market cap of $12.7 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are up 15.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are no analysts who rate CNH Industrial a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates CNH Industrial as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its unimpressive growth in net income, generally high debt management risk, poor profit margins, generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself and feeble growth in its earnings per share. Get the full CNH Industrial 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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