The

industrial

industry closed the day up 0.8%.

China Recycling Energy Corporation

(

CREG

),

Arotech Corporation

(

ARTX

),

Cleantech Solutions International Inc

(

CLNT

), and

Columbus McKinnon Corporation

(

CMCO

) were all winners today within the industrial industry with

General Electric

(

GE

) being today's featured industrial winner. General Electric rose 41 cents (2.6%) to $15.86 on average volume. Throughout the day, 60.1 million shares of General Electric exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 78 million shares.

General Electric Company (GE) operates as a technology, media, and financial services company worldwide. General Electric has a market cap of $167.1 billion and is part of the

industrial goods

sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.9, above the average industrial industry P/E ratio of 12.3 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 15.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates General Electric as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, compelling growth in net income, expanding profit margins, attractive valuation levels and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself.

On the negative front,

TheStreet Recommends

Ener1 Inc

(

HEV

),

Broadwind Energy Inc

(

BWEN

),

Energy Focus Inc

(

EFOI

), and

SmartHeat Inc

(

HEAT

) were all losers within the industrial industry with

Avery Dennison

(

AVY

) being today's industrial industry Loser Spotlight stock.

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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