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Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 65 points (-0.4%) at 18,055 as of Friday, July 17, 2015, 1:00 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 815 issues advancing vs. 2,180 declining with 165 unchanged.

The Industrial Goods sector currently sits down 0.6% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. Top gainers within the sector include Sherwin-Williams ( SHW), up 2.1%, and Nidec ( NJ), up 1.5%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Cummins ( CMI), down 2.0%, CNH Industrial ( CNHI), down 1.9%, Tenaris ( TS), down 1.8%, Weyerhaeuser ( WY), down 1.4% and Emerson Electric ( EMR), down 1.2%.

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

3. Martin Marietta Materials ( MLM) is one of the companies pushing the Industrial Goods sector higher today. As of noon trading, Martin Marietta Materials is up $3.21 (2.1%) to $157.00 on heavy volume. Thus far, 720,606 shares of Martin Marietta Materials exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 857,000 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $154.49-$157.73 after having opened the day at $155.99 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $153.79.

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Martin Marietta Materials, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, supplies aggregates products and heavy building materials for the construction industry in the United States and internationally. Martin Marietta Materials has a market cap of $10.2 billion and is part of the materials & construction industry. Shares are up 39.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 4 analysts who rate Martin Marietta Materials a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Martin Marietta Materials as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, solid stock price performance, good cash flow from operations and growth in earnings per share. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Martin Marietta Materials Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Honeywell International ( HON) is up $1.92 (1.9%) to $105.48 on heavy volume. Thus far, 2.8 million shares of Honeywell International exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $104.27-$106.62 after having opened the day at $104.92 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $103.57.

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Honeywell International Inc. operates as a diversified technology and manufacturing company worldwide. Honeywell International has a market cap of $81.2 billion and is part of the industrial industry. Shares are up 3.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 13 analysts who rate Honeywell International a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Honeywell International as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Honeywell International Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, General Electric ( GE) is up $0.18 (0.7%) to $27.22 on average volume. Thus far, 22.3 million shares of General Electric exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 33.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $27.03-$27.31 after having opened the day at $27.26 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $27.04.

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General Electric Company (GE) operates as an infrastructure and financial services company worldwide. General Electric has a market cap of $269.7 billion and is part of the industrial industry. Shares are up 7.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 7 analysts who rate General Electric a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates General Electric as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, deteriorating net income and generally higher debt management risk. Get the full General Electric 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 goods sector could consider Industrial Select Sector SPDR ( XLI) while those bearish on the industrial goods sector could consider ProShares Short Dow 30 ( DOG).