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) pushed the Industrial industry higher today making it today's featured industrial winner. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.9%. By the end of trading, Cummins rose $1.94 (1.6%) to $119.63 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 2,910,557 shares of Cummins exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,799,700 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $116.80-$122.32 after having opened the day at $117.33 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $117.69. Other companies within the Industrial industry that increased today were:

Graham Corporation



), up 16.7%,

Cleantech Solutions International



), up 4.0%,

MRC Global



), up 3.6% and

Euro Tech Holdings Company



), up 3.2%.

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Cummins Inc. designs, manufactures, distributes, and services diesel and natural gas engines, and engine-related component products. It operates in four segments: Engine, Components, Power Generation, and Distribution. Cummins has a market cap of $22.3 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.1, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 8.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Cummins a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates


as a


. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, good cash flow from operations, increase in stock price during the past year, reasonable valuation levels and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat weak growth in earnings per share.

On the negative front,




), down 11.2%,

Intellicheck Mobilisa



), down 10.6%,

Highpower International



), down 8.0% and

Hydrogenics Corporation



), down 7.8% , were all laggards within the industrial industry with

Danaher Corporation



) being today's industrial industry laggard.

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