3 Industrial Stocks Nudging The Industry Higher

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Two out of the three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 13 points (0.1%) at 17,609 as of Tuesday, June 30, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,652 issues advancing vs. 1,385 declining with 154 unchanged.

The Industrial industry currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is unchanged. Top gainers within the industry include Xylem ( XYL), up 1.9%, Deere ( DE), up 1.2% and Nidec ( NJ), up 0.9%. A company within the industry that fell today was ABB ( ABB), up 2.4%.

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

3. Pentair ( PNR) is one of the companies pushing the Industrial industry higher today. As of noon trading, Pentair is up $3.34 (5.2%) to $67.78 on heavy volume. Thus far, 4.3 million shares of Pentair exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $67.01-$68.47 after having opened the day at $67.65 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $64.43.

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Pentair plc operates as a diversified industrial manufacturing company in the United States, Europe, and internationally. The company operates through Valves & Controls, Technical Solutions, Flow & Filtration Solutions, and Water Quality Systems segments. Pentair has a market cap of $11.5 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are down 3.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 4 analysts who rate Pentair a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 14 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Pentair 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, growth in earnings per share, expanding profit margins, reasonable valuation levels and notable return on equity. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Pentair Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Rockwell Automation ( ROK) is up $1.35 (1.1%) to $124.26 on average volume. Thus far, 444,743 shares of Rockwell Automation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 972,600 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $123.81-$125.30 after having opened the day at $124.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $122.91.

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Rockwell Automation, Inc. provides industrial automation power, control, and information solutions. The company operates through two segments, Architecture & Software and Control Products & Solutions. Rockwell Automation has a market cap of $16.8 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are up 10.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 7 analysts who rate Rockwell Automation a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Rockwell Automation 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, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and growth in earnings per share. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Rockwell Automation Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Danaher ( DHR) is up $0.42 (0.5%) to $85.17 on average volume. Thus far, 1.8 million shares of Danaher exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $85.05-$85.60 after having opened the day at $85.31 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $84.75.

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Danaher Corporation designs, manufactures, and markets professional, medical, industrial, and commercial products and services worldwide. Danaher has a market cap of $60.7 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are up 0.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 11 analysts who rate Danaher a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Danaher 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 solid stock price performance. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Danaher 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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