The

industrial

industry closed the day up 0.8%.

Ener1 Inc

(

HEV

),

Broadwind Energy Inc

(

BWEN

),

Energy Focus Inc

(

EFOI

), and

SmartHeat Inc

(

HEAT

) were all decliners today within the industrial industry with

Avery Dennison

(

AVY

) being today's featured industrial loser. Avery Dennison fell 78 cents (-3%) to $26.47 on average volume. Throughout the day, 1.2 million shares of Avery Dennison exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.6 million shares.

Avery Dennison Corporation produces pressure-sensitive materials, office products, tickets, tags, labels, and other converted products. The company operates in three segments: Pressure-sensitive Materials, Retail Information Services, and Office and Consumer Products. Avery Dennison has a market cap of $2.8 billion and is part of the

industrial goods

sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 9.5, equal to the average industrial industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 39.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Avery Dennison as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, attractive valuation levels and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, poor profit margins and weak operating cash flow.

On the positive front,

China Recycling Energy Corporation

(

CREG

),

Arotech Corporation

(

ARTX

),

Cleantech Solutions International Inc

(

CLNT

), and

Columbus McKinnon Corporation

(

CMCO

) were all gainers within the industrial industry with

General Electric

(

GE

) being today's featured industrial industry winner.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, 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

).

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