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Embraer S.A

(

ERJ

) pushed the Aerospace/Defense industry lower today making it today's featured Aerospace/Defense laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.6%. By the end of trading, Embraer S.A fell $1.06 (-3.4%) to $30.19 on average volume. Throughout the day, 1,204,129 shares of Embraer S.A exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,353,300 shares. The stock ranged in price between $30.18-$31.00 after having opened the day at $30.64 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $31.25. Other companies within the Aerospace/Defense industry that declined today were:

Sifco Industries

(

SIF

), down 2.4%,

Aerovironment Incorporated

(

AVAV

), down 1.9% and

Frontline

(

FRO

), down 1.7%.

Embraer S.A. primarily develops, produces, and sells jet and turboprop aircrafts for civil and defense aviation markets in Brazil, North America, Latin America, the Asia Pacific, Europe, and internationally. Embraer S.A has a market cap of $5.7 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.4, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 9.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Embraer S.A a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Embraer S.A

as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its good cash flow from operations, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and increase in stock price during the past year. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, poor profit margins and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share.

On the positive front,

Astrotech Corporation

(

ASTC

TST Recommends

), up 5.5%,

Acorn Energy

(

ACFN

), up 4.3%,

Innovative Solutions and Support

(

ISSC

), up 3.6% and

Curtiss-Wright Corporation

(

CW

), up 2.4% , were all gainers within the aerospace/defense industry with

TransDigm Group

(

TDG

) being today's featured aerospace/defense industry leader.

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(

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