The

automotive

industry closed the day up 0.9%.

Kandi Technologies Corporation

(

KNDI

),

Accuride

(

ACW

),

Visteon

(

VC

), and

Titan International Inc

(

TWI

) were all winners today within the automotive industry with

Honda Motor

(

HMC

) being today's featured automotive winner. Honda Motor rose 52 cents (1.6%) to $32.55 on light volume. Throughout the day, 651,611 shares of Honda Motor exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 869,600 shares.

Honda Motor Co., Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the development, manufacture, and distribution of motorcycles, automobiles, and power products primarily in North America, Europe, and Asia. Honda Motor has a market cap of $55.3 billion and is part of the

consumer goods

sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 8.6, below the average automotive industry P/E ratio of 16.1 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 18.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Honda as a

hold

. Among the primary strengths of the company is its solid financial position based on a variety of debt and liquidity measures that we have evaluated. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins.

On the negative front,

Tenneco Inc

(

TEN

),

Superior Industries International

(

SUP

),

Supreme Industries Inc

(

STS

), and

Strattec Security Corporation

(

STRT

) were all losers within the automotive industry with

Lear Corporation

(

LEA

) being today's automotive industry Loser Spotlight stock.

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

Consumer Discretionary Sel Sec SPDR

(

XLY

) while those bearish on the automotive industry could consider

ProShares Ultra Sht Consumer Goods

(

SZK

).

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