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The Pros' Top 5 Industrial Stocks to Buy

·2 mins read

Industrials stocks have been slammed so far in 2020, and that has Wall Street's analysts pounding the table for select names in the beaten-down sector.

There's little wonder why. The sweeping coronavirus pandemic and related lockdowns have derailed economies around the globe. As a result, the highly cyclical industrials sector is off more than 12% year-to-date. That lags the broader market by a wide margin.

Of course, anywhere you find carnage, you'll find a few bargains, too. And analysts recently have targeted a few industrial stocks to buy for their apparent value and growth prospects.

To get a sense of where those discounts might lie, we surveyed the S&P 500 for industrial sector stocks with some of the strongest analyst ratings on Wall Street, according to S&P Capital IQ.

Here's how it works: S&P Capital IQ surveys analysts' stock calls and scores them on a five-point scale, where 1.0 equals a Strong Buy and 5.0 is a Strong Sell. Any score lower than 2.5 means that analysts, on average, rate the stock as a Buy. Scores of 1.5 and below mean the stock is a Strong Buy. Either way, the closer a stock's score gets to 1.0, the more bullish analysts are about its prospects.

After sorting through the S&P 500, we found buy-rated stocks across the industrial sector, from data analytics to defense contractors. Read on as we look at five of the top-rated industrial stocks to buy in these turbulent times.

Share prices, dividend yields, price targets, analysts' ratings and other data are courtesy of S&P Capital IQ as of July 15, unless otherwise noted. Stocks are listed by analysts' average recommendation from worst to best.