One out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 56 points (-0.3%) at 17,863 as of Thursday, July 7, 2016, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,647 issues advancing vs. 1,277 declining with 139 unchanged.

The Industrial Goods sector currently sits up 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is unchanged. A company within the sector that fell today was Tenaris ( TS), up 0.9%.

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

3. CNH Industrial ( CNHI) is one of the companies pushing the Industrial Goods sector lower today. As of noon trading, CNH Industrial is down $0.32 (-4.8%) to $6.33 on heavy volume. Thus far, 3.8 million shares of CNH Industrial exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $6.26-$6.45 after having opened the day at $6.30 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $6.65.

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CNH Industrial N.V. designs, produces, markets, sells, and finances agricultural and construction equipment, trucks, commercial vehicles, buses, and specialty vehicles, engines, transmissions, and axles worldwide. CNH Industrial has a market cap of $9.8 billion and is part of the industrial industry. Shares are down 2.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates CNH Industrial a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates CNH Industrial as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, generally high debt management risk, disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself. Get the full CNH Industrial Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, L-3 Communications Holdings ( LLL) is down $2.54 (-1.7%) to $147.74 on average volume. Thus far, 295,388 shares of L-3 Communications Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 679,700 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $147.52-$150.25 after having opened the day at $150.25 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $150.28.

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L-3 Communications Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiary, L-3 Communications Corporation, provides aerospace systems, and a range of communication and electronic systems and products used on military and commercial platforms in the United States and internationally. L-3 Communications Holdings has a market cap of $11.3 billion and is part of the aerospace/defense industry. Shares are up 25.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate L-3 Communications Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates L-3 Communications Holdings as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full L-3 Communications Holdings Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, General Dynamics ( GD) is down $0.94 (-0.7%) to $138.95 on light volume. Thus far, 526,459 shares of General Dynamics exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $138.80-$140.90 after having opened the day at $139.69 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $139.89.

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General Dynamics Corporation operates as an 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 $43.2 billion and is part of the aerospace/defense industry. Shares are up 1.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. 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 growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, reasonable valuation levels, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. 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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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).