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Will Rally Get More Gas This Week?

Wednesday, 22 Jul 2009 | 5:44 PM ET

Earlier in the month positive manufacturing data buoyed stocks after the New York Fed's Empire State index for July showed business conditions in the state at their strongest since April 2008.

If signs of economic improvement are fueling gains in the stock market, could we get a little more gas this week after we hear from industrials?

Perhaps -- three of the biggest names in the space report on Thursday; they are Danaher , Cooper Industries and 3M . Make no mistake, investors will pour over every word looking for signs that the recovery is in tact -- or weaker than expected. And what's said, implied and inferred could bring in money from the sidelines or send it seeking a safer haven.

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3M and other industrial companies linked to the global economy are reporting tomorrow, with Deane Dray, FBR SVP sr. industrials analyst and the Fast Money team.

What should you be watching for?

As the maker of Scotch tape and Post-it notes, 3M’s fortunes are tied to the consumer markets and according to Frost & Sullivan analyst Dilip Sarangan “they should see some signs of increasing growth in the next few months."

Sarangan believes 3M should have completed their restructuring efforts and also be experiencing a pick up in orders from business customers.

If 3M meets or beats these expectations, it could be overall bullish for the market. And if you're looking for a trade, Deane Dray of FBR tells Fast Money, “I think investors should be in defensive early cycle names and 3M is a prototypical early defensive cycle name.”

Meanwhile over a Danaher, Deutsche Bank analyst Nigel Coe upgraded the company to "Buy" from "Hold" earlier in the month. Although the second quarter "will likely be tougher than expected," Coe sees a "clear path" to earnings growth in 2010 and the potential for a significant increase in profit and revenue from mergers and acquisitions through 2011.”

We'll be watching. And we'll have the play-by-play on Fast Money at 5pm ET.

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