The

industrial

industry closed the day down 1.9%.

Ener1 Inc

(

HEV

),

THT Heat Transfer Technology Inc

(

THTI

),

Euro Tech Holdings Company

(

CLWT

), and

Broadwind Energy Inc

(

BWEN

) were all winners today within the industrial industry with

Harbin Electric Inc

(

HRBN

) being today's featured industrial winner. Harbin Electric Inc rose $1.55 (8.1%) to $20.75 on average volume. Throughout the day, 2.7 million shares of Harbin Electric Inc exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.8 million shares.

Harbin Electric, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the design, development, manufacture, supply, and service of electric motors in the People's Republic of China and internationally. Harbin Electric Inc has a market cap of $570.8 million and is part of the

industrial goods

sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 9.8, equal to the average industrial industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 4.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Harbin Electric as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity and attractive valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.

On the negative front,

Ingersoll-Rand

(

IR

),

Sun Hydraulics Inc

(

SNHY

),

Presstek Inc

(

PRST

), and

Manitowoc Co Inc

(

MTW

) were all losers within the industrial industry with

Textron Inc

(

TXT

) 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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