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Dover Corporation



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) pushed the Industrial Goods sector lower today making it today's featured Industrial Goods laggard. The sector as a whole closed the day down 0.7%. By the end of trading, Dover Corporation fell $0.89 (-1.1%) to $77.95 on average volume. Throughout the day, 1,465,841 shares of Dover Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,178,000 shares. The stock ranged in price between $77.79-$78.76 after having opened the day at $78.05 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $78.84. Other companies within the Industrial Goods sector that declined today were:

MRC Global



), down 14.1%,

Real Goods Solar



), down 10.9%,




), down 7.7% and




), down 6.3%.

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Dover Corporation manufactures and sells a range of specialized products and components, and provides related consumables and services. The company operates in four segments: Communication Technologies, Energy, Engineered Systems, and Printing and Identification. Dover Corporation has a market cap of $13.5 billion and is part of the industrial industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.0, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 20.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Dover Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Dover Corporation

as a


. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow.

On the positive front,

Arotech Corporation



), down 52.4%,

UQM Technologies



), down 12.7%,

China BAK Battery



), down 11.3% and

Altair Nanotechnologies



), down 11.0% , were all gainers within the industrial goods sector with




) being today's featured industrial goods sector leader.

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