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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 6 points (0.0%) at 17,752 as of Friday, July 31, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,104 issues advancing vs. 883 declining with 149 unchanged.

The Industrial Goods sector currently sits up 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include DigitalGlobe ( DGI), down 14.2%, Belden ( BDC), down 6.0%, Northrop Grumman ( NOC), down 0.9% and Eaton ( ETN), down 0.7%. Top gainers within the sector include Nidec ( NJ), up 7.3%, Embraer S.A ( ERJ), up 4.9%, TransDigm Group ( TDG), up 2.9%, Fastenal ( FAST), up 2.2% and L-3 Communications Holdings ( LLL), up 1.7%.

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

3. Xylem ( XYL) is one of the companies pushing the Industrial Goods sector lower today. As of noon trading, Xylem is down $0.79 (-2.2%) to $34.43 on average volume. Thus far, 461,809 shares of Xylem exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 931,500 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $34.40-$35.46 after having opened the day at $35.26 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $35.22.

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Xylem Inc. engages in the design, manufacture, and application of engineered technologies for the water and wastewater applications. The company operates in two segments, Water Infrastructure and Applied Water. Xylem has a market cap of $6.4 billion and is part of the industrial industry. Shares are down 7.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Xylem a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Xylem as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Xylem Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Fluor ( FLR) is down $4.68 (-9.2%) to $46.22 on heavy volume. Thus far, 2.6 million shares of Fluor exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $45.14-$48.96 after having opened the day at $45.58 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $50.90.

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Fluor Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides engineering, procurement, construction, fabrication and modularization, commissioning and maintenance, and project management services worldwide. Fluor has a market cap of $7.4 billion and is part of the materials & construction industry. Shares are down 16.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Fluor a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Fluor 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 and growth in earnings per share. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Fluor Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, General Dynamics ( GD) is down $1.04 (-0.7%) to $149.24 on light volume. Thus far, 368,402 shares of General Dynamics exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $149.24-$150.64 after having opened the day at $150.56 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $150.28.

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General Dynamics Corporation operates as aerospace and defense company worldwide. It operates through four business groups: Aerospace; Combat Systems; Information Systems and Technology; and Marine Systems. General Dynamics has a market cap of $49.3 billion and is part of the aerospace/defense industry. Shares are up 9.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate General Dynamics a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates General Dynamics as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full General Dynamics 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).