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 15 cents (-0.5%) to $29.42 on average volume. Throughout the day, 1.7 million shares of Embraer S.A exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.4 million shares. The stock ranged in price between $29.22-$29.74 after having opened the day at $29.28 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $29.57. Other company's within the Aerospace/Defense industry that declined today were:

Aerosonic Corporation

(

AIM

), down 6.3%,

LMI Aerospace

(

LMIA

), down 4.1%,

AAR

(

AIR

), down 2.9%, and

TAT Technologies

(

TATT

), down 2%.

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 $5.45 billion and is part of the

industrial goods

sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 49, below the average aerospace/defense industry P/E ratio of 77.1 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 16.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are seven analysts that rate Embraer S.A a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and three 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 revenue growth and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins.

On the positive front,

Sifco Industries

(

SIF

), up 2.3%,

TransDigm Group

(

TDG

), up 2.2%,

Heico Corporation

(

HEI

), up 1.9%, and

Triumph Group

(

TGI

), up 1.6%, were all gainers within the aerospace/defense industry with

Spirit AeroSystems Holdings

(

SPR

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

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(

ITA

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