3 Stocks Underperforming Today In The Industrial Industry

All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 35 points (-0.2%) at 17,589 as of Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 752 issues advancing vs. 2,254 declining with 128 unchanged.

The Industrial industry currently sits down 1.3% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.4%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Cummins ( CMI), down 8.1%, Nidec ( NJ), down 2.4%, Emerson Electric ( EMR), down 2.0%, Deere ( DE), down 1.9% and Eaton ( ETN), down 1.9%.

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

3. Ametek ( AME) is one of the companies pushing the Industrial industry lower today. As of noon trading, Ametek is down $2.30 (-4.1%) to $54.00 on heavy volume. Thus far, 1.9 million shares of Ametek exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $52.31-$54.45 after having opened the day at $53.72 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $56.30.

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AMETEK, Inc. manufactures electronic instruments and electromechanical devices worldwide. Ametek has a market cap of $13.5 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are up 6.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Ametek a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Ametek 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, solid stock price performance, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full Ametek Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Tenaris ( TS) is down $0.58 (-2.3%) to $24.68 on average volume. Thus far, 1.7 million shares of Tenaris exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $24.61-$25.05 after having opened the day at $24.72 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $25.26.

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Tenaris S.A., through its subsidiaries, manufactures and supplies steel pipe products and related services for the energy and other industrial applications. Tenaris has a market cap of $15.1 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 15.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Tenaris a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Tenaris as a hold. 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. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including feeble growth in the company's earnings per share, deteriorating net income and disappointing return on equity. Get the full Tenaris Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Rockwell Automation ( ROK) is down $1.74 (-1.6%) to $105.83 on light volume. Thus far, 406,001 shares of Rockwell Automation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $104.25-$106.96 after having opened the day at $106.58 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $107.57.

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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 $14.5 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are down 2.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Rockwell Automation a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 9 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 growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity and expanding profit margins. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Rockwell Automation 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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