General Electric

(

GE

) pushed the Industrial industry higher today making it today's featured industrial winner. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.8%. By the end of trading, General Electric rose 12 cents (0.8%) to $14.92 on average volume. Throughout the day, 80.1 million shares of General Electric exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 69.4 million shares. The stock ranged in a price between $14.82-$15.15 after having opened the day at $14.91 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $14.80. Other companies within the Industrial industry that increased today were:

China Development Group Corporation

(

CTDC

), up 17.8%,

Ampco-Pittsburgh Corporation

(

AP

), up 13%,

Briggs & Stratton Corporation

(

BGG

), up 6.7%, and

Highway Holdings

(

HIHO

), up 6.3%.

General Electric Company (GE) operates as a technology, service, and finance company worldwide. General Electric has a market cap of $155.19 billion and is part of the

industrial goods

sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 12, below the average industrial industry P/E ratio of 12.1 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 19.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

TheStreet Ratings rates General Electric as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, expanding profit margins and attractive valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally poor debt management, weak operating cash flow and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself.

On the negative front,

Cleantech Solutions International Inc

(

CLNT

), down 14%,

NF Energy Saving

(

NFEC

), down 12.3%,

Presstek Inc

(

PRST

), down 12.1%, and

China Recycling Energy Corporation

(

CREG

), down 10.4%, were all losers within the industrial industry with

Joy Global Inc

(

JOYG

) being today's industrial industry loser.

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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