CNH Global

(

CNH

) pushed the Industrial industry lower today making it today's featured Industrial loser. The industry as a whole was unchanged today. By the end of trading, CNH Global fell 47 cents (-1.1%) to $40.53 on light volume. Throughout the day, 216,690 shares of CNH Global exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 507,900 shares. The stock ranged in price between $39.79-$41.32 after having opened the day at $41.30 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $41. Other company's within the Industrial industry that declined today were:

JinkoSolar

(

JKS

), down 8.3%,

Dixie Group

(

DXYN

), down 8.3%,

Joy Global

(

JOY

), down 6.7%, and

Material Sciences Corporation

(

MSC

), down 6.6%.

CNH Global N.V. manufactures, markets, and distributes a line of agricultural and construction equipment and parts worldwide. It operates in three segments: Agricultural Equipment, Construction Equipment, and Financial Services. CNH Global has a market cap of $9.79 billion and is part of the

industrial goods

sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 9.3, equal to the average industrial industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 13.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are four analysts that rate CNH Global a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and three rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates CNH Global as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, attractive valuation levels 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 positive front,

Taylor Devices

(

TAYD

), up 11.9%,

Asia Pacific Wire & Cable Corp

(

APWC

), up 11.4%,

A123 Systems

(

AONE

), up 10.7%, and

Toro Company

(

TTC

), up 9.7%, were all gainers within the industrial industry with

Eaton

(

ETN

) 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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