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Foster Wheeler



) pushed the Industrial Goods sector lower today making it today's featured Industrial Goods laggard. The sector as a whole was unchanged today. By the end of trading, Foster Wheeler fell $0.81 (-2.5%) to $31.07 on average volume. Throughout the day, 1,446,642 shares of Foster Wheeler exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,047,800 shares. The stock ranged in price between $31.00-$32.10 after having opened the day at $32.05 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $31.88. Other companies within the Industrial Goods sector that declined today were:

OSI Systems



), down 26.8%,

ZBB Energy Corporation



), down 9.3%,

India Globalization Capital



), down 7.9% and

Broadwind Energy



), down 7.7%.

Foster Wheeler AG, through its subsidiaries, operates in engineering and construction, as well as power generating equipment businesses worldwide. Foster Wheeler has a market cap of $3.0 billion and is part of the materials & construction industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 22.3, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 26.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Foster Wheeler a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Foster Wheeler

as a


. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income and poor profit margins.

On the positive front,

Highway Holdings



), up 24.6%,




), up 12.3%,

Ideal Power



), up 10.6% and

UQM Technologies



), up 6.2% , were all gainers within the industrial goods sector with

Toll Brothers



) being today's featured industrial goods sector leader.

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Industrial Select Sector SPDR



) while those bearish on the industrial goods sector could consider

ProShares Short Dow 30




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