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Flowserve Corporation

(

FLS

) pushed the Industrial industry higher today making it today's featured industrial winner. The industry as a whole was unchanged today. By the end of trading, Flowserve Corporation rose $0.91 (1.2%) to $77.61 on light volume. Throughout the day, 838,061 shares of Flowserve Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,145,000 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $76.47-$77.72 after having opened the day at $76.89 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $76.70. Other companies within the Industrial industry that increased today were:

China Recycling Energy Corporation

(

CREG

), up 8.8%,

Hollysys Automation Technologies

(

HOLI

), up 6.7%,

Global-Tech Advanced Innovations

(

GAI

), up 6.2% and

Cleantech Solutions International

(

CLNT

), up 6.2%.

Flowserve Corporation engages in the design, manufacture, distribution, and service of industrial flow management equipment. Flowserve Corporation has a market cap of $10.8 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 23.1, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 2.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Flowserve Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Flowserve Corporation

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, increase in net income and notable return on equity. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results.

On the negative front,

NF Energy Saving

(

NFEC

), down 11.9%,

Energy Recovery

(

ERII

), down 6.4%,

Allegheny Technologies

(

ATI

), down 6.3% and

Clean Diesel Technologies

(

CDTI

), down 5.6% , were all laggards within the industrial industry with

Caterpillar

(

CAT

) being today's industrial industry laggard.

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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