Fluor Corporation

(

FLR

) pushed the Industrial Goods sector higher today making it today's featured industrial goods winner. The sector as a whole closed the day down 0.7%. By the end of trading, Fluor Corporation rose 27 cents (0.5%) to $52.48 on average volume. Throughout the day, 2.2 million shares of Fluor Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.3 million shares. The stock ranged in a price between $51.56-$53.02 after having opened the day at $52.08 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $52.21. Other companies within the Industrial Goods sector that increased today were:

Broadwind Energy Inc

(

BWEN

), up 32.4%,

WCA Waste Corporation

(

WCAA

), up 18.4%,

Cleantech Solutions International Inc

(

CLNT

), up 14.2%, and

Pure Cycle Corporation

(

PCYO

), up 12.5%.

Fluor Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides engineering, procurement, construction, maintenance, and project management services worldwide. Fluor Corporation has a market cap of $8.91 billion and is part of the

materials & construction

industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.6, equal to the average materials & construction industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 21.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Fluor as a

buy

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

On the negative front,

Wuhan General Group Inc

(

WUHN

), down 18.3%,

China Development Group Corporation

(

CTDC

), down 13.2%,

Capstone Turbine Corporation

(

CPST

), down 9.2%, and

China Recycling Energy Corporation

(

CREG

), down 9.1%, were all losers within the industrial goods sector with

ABB

(

ABB

) being today's industrial goods sector loser.

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

Industrial Select Sector SPDR

(

XLI

) while those bearish on the industrial goods sector could consider

ProShares Short Dow 30

(

DOG

).

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