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) pushed the Industrial Goods sector higher today making it today's featured industrial goods winner. The sector as a whole closed the day up 0.7%. By the end of trading, Ingersoll-Rand rose $0.59 (1.0%) to $57.82 on light volume. Throughout the day, 1,427,510 shares of Ingersoll-Rand exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,990,000 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $57.13-$58.36 after having opened the day at $57.32 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $57.23. Other companies within the Industrial Goods sector that increased today were:




), up 21.3%,




), up 12.7%,




), up 9.9% and

Homex Development



), up 9.6%.

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Ingersoll-Rand plc engages in the design, manufacture, sale, and service of a diverse portfolio of industrial and commercial products in the United States and internationally. Ingersoll-Rand has a market cap of $17.2 billion and is part of the industrial industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.5, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 20.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Ingersoll-Rand a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates


as a


. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, reasonable valuation levels, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow.

On the negative front,

Arotech Corporation



), down 14.8%,

Ballard Power Systems



), down 12.9%,

Cleantech Solutions International



), down 8.5% and




), down 7.4%.

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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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