All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 3 points (0.0%) at 17,053 as of Friday, Oct. 9, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,606 issues advancing vs. 1,356 declining with 155 unchanged.

The Industrial industry currently sits up 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is up 1.7%. Top gainers within the industry include ABB ( ABB), up 1.1%, and Nidec ( NJ), up 1.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Eaton ( ETN), down 1.1%, and Emerson Electric ( EMR), down 0.8%.

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

3. CNH Industrial ( CNHI) is one of the companies pushing the Industrial industry higher today. As of noon trading, CNH Industrial is up $0.12 (1.7%) to $7.36 on average volume. Thus far, 897,787 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 $7.29-$7.39 after having opened the day at $7.34 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $7.24.

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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 $9.8 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are down 10.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are no analysts who rate CNH Industrial a buy, 3 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 deteriorating net income, generally high debt management risk, disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself. Get the full CNH Industrial Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Royal Philips ( PHG) is up $0.33 (1.3%) to $25.59 on average volume. Thus far, 728,482 shares of Royal Philips exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $25.54-$25.70 after having opened the day at $25.54 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $25.26.

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Koninklijke Philips N.V. engages in healthcare, consumer lifestyle, and lighting businesses worldwide. Royal Philips has a market cap of $23.1 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are down 12.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 2 analysts who rate Royal Philips a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Royal Philips as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, expanding profit margins and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, disappointing return on equity and weak operating cash flow. Get the full Royal Philips Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, United Technologies ( UTX) is up $1.32 (1.4%) to $95.66 on light volume. Thus far, 2.0 million shares of United Technologies exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $94.51-$95.94 after having opened the day at $94.51 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $94.33.

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United Technologies Corporation provides technology products and services to building systems and aerospace industries worldwide. United Technologies has a market cap of $83.3 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are down 18.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 11 analysts who rate United Technologies a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates United Technologies as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its reasonable valuation levels, 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 United Technologies 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).