Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 11 points (0.1%) at 16,525 as of Friday, Jan. 8, 2016, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,027 issues advancing vs. 1,896 declining with 168 unchanged.

The Industrial Goods sector currently sits down 0.9% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.4%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Cemex SAB de CV ( CX), down 4.3%, Lennar ( LEN), down 3.3%, DR Horton ( DHI), down 2.5%, Cummins ( CMI), down 1.6% and Nidec ( NJ), down 1.5%. A company within the sector that increased today was Danaher ( DHR), up 0.7%.

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

3. General Dynamics ( GD) is one of the companies pushing the Industrial Goods sector lower today. As of noon trading, General Dynamics is down $0.77 (-0.6%) to $130.03 on average volume. Thus far, 630,802 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 $129.87-$132.21 after having opened the day at $130.84 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $130.80.

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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 $42.8 billion and is part of the aerospace/defense industry. Shares are down 4.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate General Dynamics a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 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, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, reasonable valuation levels 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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2. As of noon trading, Deere ( DE) is down $0.63 (-0.8%) to $74.36 on light volume. Thus far, 861,478 shares of Deere exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $74.00-$75.49 after having opened the day at $75.20 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $74.99.

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Deere & Company, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and distributes agriculture and turf, and construction and forestry equipment worldwide. Deere has a market cap of $24.0 billion and is part of the industrial industry. Shares are down 1.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Deere a buy, 4 analysts rate it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Deere as a hold. Among the primary strengths of the company is its respectable return on equity which we feel is likely to continue. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including feeble growth in the company's earnings per share, deteriorating net income and generally higher debt management risk. Get the full Deere Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, General Electric ( GE) is down $0.16 (-0.6%) to $28.81 on light volume. Thus far, 27.6 million shares of General Electric exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 93.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $28.78-$29.30 after having opened the day at $29.20 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $28.97.

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General Electric Company operates as an infrastructure and financial services company worldwide. General Electric has a market cap of $305.8 billion and is part of the industrial industry. Shares are down 7.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate General Electric a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates General Electric as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. 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).