One out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 27 points (-0.1%) at 18,429 as of Friday, July 29, 2016, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,872 issues advancing vs. 1,043 declining with 148 unchanged.

The Industrial industry currently sits up 0.6% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Rockwell Automation ( ROK), down 1.6%, Eaton ( ETN), down 1.0% and CNH Industrial ( CNHI), down 0.8%. Top gainers within the industry include Tenaris ( TS), up 1.1%, Roper Technologies ( ROP), up 1.1% and ABB ( ABB), up 0.9%.

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

3. MKS Instruments ( MKSI) is one of the companies pushing the Industrial industry lower today. As of noon trading, MKS Instruments is down $1.26 (-2.7%) to $45.90 on heavy volume. Thus far, 635,121 shares of MKS Instruments exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 332,200 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $45.29-$47.40 after having opened the day at $47.16 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $47.16.

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MKS Instruments, Inc. provides instruments, subsystems, and process control solutions that measure, control, power, monitor, and analyze critical parameters of manufacturing processes in the United States and internationally. MKS Instruments has a market cap of $2.6 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 31.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate MKS Instruments a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates MKS Instruments as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels, solid stock price performance, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and expanding profit margins. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full MKS Instruments Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Flowserve ( FLS) is down $1.23 (-2.5%) to $48.17 on heavy volume. Thus far, 1.4 million shares of Flowserve exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $47.18-$49.15 after having opened the day at $49.13 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $49.40.

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Flowserve Corporation designs, manufactures, distributes, and services industrial flow management equipment worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Engineered Product Division (EPD), Industrial Product Division (IPD), and Flow Control Division (FCD). Flowserve has a market cap of $6.4 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are up 17.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Flowserve a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 13 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Flowserve as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, good cash flow from operations and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's return on equity has been disappointing. Get the full Flowserve Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, AMETEK ( AME) is down $0.27 (-0.6%) to $47.12 on light volume. Thus far, 327,943 shares of AMETEK exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $46.82-$47.36 after having opened the day at $47.36 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $47.39.

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AMETEK, Inc. manufactures and sells electronic instruments and electromechanical devices worldwide. AMETEK has a market cap of $11.0 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are down 11.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate AMETEK a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates AMETEK 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, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. 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 industry could consider SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ( DIA) while those bearish on the industrial industry could consider ProShares UltraShort Industrials ( SIJ).