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Dresser-Rand Group Inc. (DRC): Today's Featured Industrial Goods Winner

Dresser-Rand Group ( DRC) pushed the Industrial Goods sector higher today making it today's featured industrial goods winner. The sector as a whole closed the day down 0.2%. By the end of trading, Dresser-Rand Group rose 49 cents (1.1%) to $44.62 on light volume. Throughout the day, 578,137 shares of Dresser-Rand Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 782,000 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $44.23-$45.24 after having opened the day at $44.90 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $44.13. Other companies within the Industrial Goods sector that increased today were: WSI Industries ( WSCI), up 37.4%, CUI Global ( CUI), up 25.5%, Intellicheck Mobilisa ( IDN), up 10%, and A123 Systems ( AONE), up 9%.

Dresser-Rand Group Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the design, manufacture, sale, and servicing of custom-engineered rotating equipment solutions to the oil, gas, chemical, petrochemical, process, power, military, and other industries worldwide. Dresser-Rand Group has a market cap of $3.23 billion and is part of the industrial industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 23.2, above the average industrial industry P/E ratio of 23.1 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 11.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are six analysts that rate Dresser-Rand Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and three rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Dresser-Rand Group as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, increase in net income, good cash flow from operations and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally poor debt management on most measures that we evaluated.

On the negative front, India Globalization Capital ( IGC), down 10%, JinkoSolar ( JKS), down 9.3%, NF Energy Saving ( NFEC), down 6.8%, and Clean Diesel Technologies ( CDTI), down 6.7%, were all losers within the industrial goods sector with Cummins ( CMI) being today's industrial goods sector loser.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, 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).

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