Emerson Electric

(

EMR

) pushed the Industrial industry lower today making it today's featured Industrial loser. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.8%. By the end of trading, Emerson Electric fell 33 cents (-0.7%) to $46.76 on average volume. Throughout the day, five million shares of Emerson Electric exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.1 million shares. The stock ranged in price between $46.41-$47.10 after having opened the day at $47.07 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $47.09. Other company's within the Industrial industry that declined today were:

A123 Systems

(

AONE

), down 10.5%,

Presstek

(

PRST

), down 10.3%,

THT Heat Transfer Technology

(

THTI

), down 10.1%, and

Wowjoint Holdings

(

BWOW

), down 8%.

Emerson Electric Co. operates as a diversified technology company worldwide. It engages in designing and supplying products and technology, and delivering engineering services and solutions to industrial, commercial, and consumer markets. Emerson Electric has a market cap of $35.18 billion and is part of the

industrial goods

sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.4, above the average industrial industry P/E ratio of 15.2 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 2.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are eight analysts that rate Emerson Electric a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and nine rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Emerson Electric as a

buy

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

On the positive front,

Fuelcell Energy

(

FCEL

), up 11.6%,

Valence Technology

(

VLNC

), up 10.4%,

Hydrogenics Corporation

(

HYGS

), up 8.5%, and

Zoltek Companies

(

ZOLT

), up 7.9%, were all gainers within the industrial industry with

Ametek

(

AME

) being today's featured industrial industry winner.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the industrial industry could consider

SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

DIA

) while those bearish on the industrial industry could consider

ProShares UltraShort Industrials

(

SIJ

).

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