Emerson Electric Co. (EMR): Today's Featured Industrial Loser - TheStreet

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 1.8%. By the end of trading, Emerson Electric fell $1.20 (-2.6%) to $44.51 on average volume. Throughout the day, 3.5 million shares of Emerson Electric exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.4 million shares. The stock ranged in price between $44.34-$45.20 after having opened the day at $45.11 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $45.71. Other company's within the Industrial industry that declined today were:

Omega Flex

(

OFLX

), down 11.6%,

Intellicheck Mobilisa

(

IDN

), down 10%,

UQM Technologies

(

UQM

), down 9.4%, and

China Ming Yang Wind Power Group

(

MY

), down 9.2%.

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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 $33.42 billion and is part of the

industrial goods

sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.6, above the average industrial industry P/E ratio of 14.5 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 2.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are eight analysts that rate Emerson Electric a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and eight 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.

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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