BorgWarner

(

BWA

) pushed the Automotive industry lower today making it today's featured Automotive loser. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.2%. By the end of trading, BorgWarner fell $1.45 (-1.9%) to $74.33 on average volume. Throughout the day, 1.6 million shares of BorgWarner exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.4 million shares. The stock ranged in price between $74.17-$76.05 after having opened the day at $75.94 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $75.78. Other company's within the Automotive industry that declined today were:

Supreme Industries

(

STS

), down 6.5%,

Motorcar Parts of America

(

MPAA

), down 5.8%,

ATC Venture Group

(

ATC

), down 3%, and

Allison Transmission Holdings

(

ALSN

), down 3%.

BorgWarner Inc. manufactures and sells engineered automotive systems and components primarily for powertrain applications worldwide. The company's Engine segment offers turbochargers, emissions systems, thermal systems, diesel cold start and gasoline ignition technology, and cabin heaters. BorgWarner has a market cap of $8.82 billion and is part of the

consumer goods

sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.3, equal to the average automotive industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 20.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are eight analysts that rate BorgWarner a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and eight rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates BorgWarner as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, notable return on equity and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins.

On the positive front,

Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide

(

QTWW

), up 17.3%,

SORL Auto Parts

(

SORL

), up 4.7%,

Swift Transportation

(

SWFT

), up 3.1%, and

Dorman Products

(

DORM

), up 2.9%, were all gainers within the automotive industry with

Lear Corporation

(

LEA

) being today's featured automotive industry winner.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the automotive industry could consider

Consumer Discretionary Sel Sec SPDR

(

XLY

) while those bearish on the automotive industry could consider

ProShares Ultra Sht Consumer Goods

(

SZK

).

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