Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 40 points (-0.2%) at 17,811 as of Thursday, May 26, 2016, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,440 issues advancing vs. 1,460 declining with 179 unchanged.

The Industrial Goods sector currently sits down 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.0%. Top gainers within the sector include RBC Bearings ( ROLL), up 4.5%, Dycom Industries ( DY), up 3.9%, CNH Industrial ( CNHI), up 2.2%, Teledyne Technologies ( TDY), up 2.1% and Eagle Materials ( EXP), up 2.0%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Roper Technologies ( ROP), down 1.1%, Vulcan Materials ( VMC), down 0.7%, Martin Marietta Materials ( MLM), down 0.7%, 3M ( MMM), down 0.6% and Weyerhaeuser ( WY), down 0.5%.

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

3. Rockwell Automation ( ROK) is one of the companies pushing the Industrial Goods sector higher today. As of noon trading, Rockwell Automation is up $0.60 (0.5%) to $116.35 on average volume. Thus far, 557,602 shares of Rockwell Automation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 838,900 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $115.59-$117.21 after having opened the day at $116.03 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $115.75.

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Rockwell Automation Inc. provides industrial automation power, control, and information solutions. It operates in two segments, Architecture & Software; and Control Products & Solutions. Rockwell Automation has a market cap of $14.8 billion and is part of the industrial industry. Shares are up 12.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there is 1 analyst who rates Rockwell Automation a buy, 5 analysts rate it a sell, and 10 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 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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2. As of noon trading, Stericycle ( SRCL) is up $1.19 (1.2%) to $98.66 on light volume. Thus far, 407,054 shares of Stericycle exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $95.88-$98.92 after having opened the day at $95.88 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $97.47.

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Stericycle, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides regulated and compliance solutions to the healthcare, retail, and commercial businesses in the United States and internationally. Stericycle has a market cap of $8.3 billion and is part of the materials & construction industry. Shares are down 19.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 6 analysts who rate Stericycle a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Stericycle as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, expanding profit margins 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, disappointing return on equity and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share. Get the full Stericycle Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Waste Management ( WM) is up $0.39 (0.6%) to $61.03 on light volume. Thus far, 693,628 shares of Waste Management exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $60.64-$61.23 after having opened the day at $60.69 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $60.64.

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Waste Management, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides waste management environmental services to residential, commercial, industrial, and municipal customers in North America. Waste Management has a market cap of $27.1 billion and is part of the materials & construction industry. Shares are up 13.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 5 analysts who rate Waste Management a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Waste Management as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, revenue growth, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full Waste Management 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).