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Delphi Automotive

(

DLPH

) pushed the Automotive industry lower today making it today's featured Automotive laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day down 1.4%. By the end of trading, Delphi Automotive fell $1.16 (-1.9%) to $58.97 on light volume. Throughout the day, 1,348,076 shares of Delphi Automotive exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,902,200 shares. The stock ranged in price between $58.88-$60.21 after having opened the day at $60.10 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $60.13. Other companies within the Automotive industry that declined today were:

Winnebago Industries

(

WGO

), down 13.7%,

Shiloh Industries

(

SHLO

), down 6.0%,

Tesla Motors

(

TSLA

TheStreet Recommends

), down 4.9% and

Remy International

(

REMY

), down 4.5%.

Delphi Automotive PLC, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures vehicle components; and provides electrical and electronic, powertrain, safety, and thermal technology solutions for the automotive and commercial vehicle markets worldwide. Delphi Automotive has a market cap of $18.4 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.8, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 57.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Delphi Automotive a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Delphi Automotive

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, solid stock price performance, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow.

On the positive front,

Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide

(

QTWW

), up 7.7%,

Patrick Industries

(

PATK

), up 3.1%,

Dorman Products

(

DORM

), up 2.2% and

Gentherm

(

THRM

), up 1.6%.

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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