One out of the three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 3 points (0.0%) at 16,334 as of Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,827 issues advancing vs. 1,113 declining with 152 unchanged.

The Industrial Goods sector currently sits up 1.9% versus the S&P 500, which is unchanged. Top gainers within the sector include Cemex SAB de CV ( CX), up 11.6%, Fastenal ( FAST), up 11.5%, Vulcan Materials ( VMC), up 6.1%, Cummins ( CMI), up 5.8% and Tenaris ( TS), up 4.3%.

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

3. Snap-on ( SNA) is one of the companies pushing the Industrial Goods sector lower today. As of noon trading, Snap-on is down $6.13 (-4.0%) to $147.01 on heavy volume. Thus far, 842,239 shares of Snap-on exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 426,400 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $143.49-$154.61 after having opened the day at $153.37 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $153.14.

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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 $9.0 billion and is part of the industrial industry. Shares are down 10.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 4 analysts that 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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2. As of noon trading, Northrop Grumman ( NOC) is down $2.50 (-1.3%) to $187.27 on light volume. Thus far, 391,127 shares of Northrop Grumman exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $187.26-$189.90 after having opened the day at $188.52 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $189.77.

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Northrop Grumman Corporation, a security company, provides systems, products, and solutions in aerospace, electronics, information systems, and technical service areas to government and commercial customers worldwide. Northrop Grumman has a market cap of $34.2 billion and is part of the aerospace/defense industry. Shares are up 0.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Northrop Grumman a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Northrop Grumman as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations, growth in earnings per share and notable return on equity. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Northrop Grumman Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Raytheon ( RTN) is down $2.27 (-1.8%) to $125.81 on average volume. Thus far, 778,500 shares of Raytheon exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $125.70-$128.25 after having opened the day at $127.43 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $128.08.

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Raytheon Company develops integrated products, services, and solutions in the areas of sensing; effects; command, control, communications, and intelligence; mission support; and cyber and information security worldwide. Raytheon has a market cap of $37.8 billion and is part of the aerospace/defense industry. Shares are up 2.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate Raytheon a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Raytheon 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 and solid stock price performance. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Raytheon 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).