All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 44 points (-0.2%) at 17,874 as of Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,080 issues advancing vs. 1,836 declining with 168 unchanged.

The Industrial Goods sector currently sits down 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.4%. Top gainers within the sector include 3D Systems ( DDD), up 10.0%, Stratasys ( SSYS), up 5.4%, MDU Resources Group ( MDU), up 1.9%, Eaton ( ETN), up 0.9% and Waste Management ( WM), up 0.5%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Nortek ( NTK), down 8.5%, Embraer S.A ( ERJ), down 3.1%, Triumph Group ( TGI), down 3.0%, Clean Harbors ( CLH), down 2.5% and Tenaris ( TS), down 2.4%.

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

3. Rexnord ( RXN) is one of the companies pushing the Industrial Goods sector higher today. As of noon trading, Rexnord is up $1.64 (8.7%) to $20.52 on heavy volume. Thus far, 470,401 shares of Rexnord exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 613,500 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $19.34-$20.98 after having opened the day at $19.38 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $18.88.

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Rexnord Corporation designs, manufactures, markets, and services process and motion control, and water management products worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Process & Motion Control Platform and Water Management Platform. Rexnord has a market cap of $1.9 billion and is part of the industrial industry. Shares are down 33.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 4 analysts who rate Rexnord a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Rexnord as a hold. 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 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 and generally higher debt management risk. Get the full Rexnord Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Snap-on ( SNA) is up $1.25 (0.7%) to $169.05 on light volume. Thus far, 104,525 shares of Snap-on exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 427,300 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $167.92-$169.27 after having opened the day at $168.13 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $167.80.

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Snap-on Incorporated manufactures and markets tools, equipment, diagnostics, and repair information and systems solutions for professional users worldwide. Snap-on has a market cap of $9.7 billion and is part of the industrial industry. Shares are up 22.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 4 analysts who rate Snap-on a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Snap-on 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, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income and expanding profit margins. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Snap-on Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Ametek ( AME) is up $0.63 (1.1%) to $56.35 on average volume. Thus far, 552,713 shares of Ametek exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $55.72-$56.37 after having opened the day at $55.83 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $55.72.

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AMETEK, Inc. manufactures electronic instruments and electromechanical devices worldwide. Ametek has a market cap of $13.4 billion and is part of the industrial industry. Shares are up 5.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 9 analysts who rate Ametek a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Ametek 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. 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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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).