Embraer S.A

(

ERJ

) pushed the Aerospace/Defense industry lower today making it today's featured Aerospace/Defense loser. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.4%. By the end of trading, Embraer S.A fell 48 cents (-1.9%) to $24.37 on average volume. Throughout the day, 973,229 shares of Embraer S.A exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.3 million shares. The stock ranged in price between $24.34-$25.45 after having opened the day at $24.68 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $24.85. Other company's within the Aerospace/Defense industry that declined today were:

Astrotech

(

ASTC

), down 8.8%,

Aerosonic Corporation

(

AIM

), down 6.7%,

TAT Technologies

(

TATT

), down 5.6%, and

LMI Aerospace Inc

(

LMIA

), down 3.5%.

Embraer S.A. engages in the development, production, and sale of jet and turboprop aircraft for civil and defense aviation markets. Embraer S.A has a market cap of $4.4 billion and is part of the

industrial goods

sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.1, equal to the average aerospace/defense industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 15.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Embraer as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself.

On the positive front,

American Defense Systems Inc

(

EAG

), up 9.1%,

Curtiss-Wright Corporation

(

CW

), up 3.6%,

AerCap Holdings N.V

(

AER

), up 2.8%, and

Moog Inc

(

MOG.B

), up 2.2%, were all gainers within the aerospace/defense industry with

Northrop Grumman

(

NOC

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

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(

ITA

) while those bearish on the aerospace/defense industry could consider

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