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Ingersoll-Rand

(

IR

) pushed the Industrial industry lower today making it today's featured Industrial laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.5%. By the end of trading, Ingersoll-Rand fell 63 cents (-1.4%) to $46.11 on average volume. Throughout the day, 3.2 million shares of Ingersoll-Rand exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.1 million shares. The stock ranged in price between $46.01-$46.88 after having opened the day at $46.49 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $46.74. Other companies within the Industrial industry that declined today were:

Arotech Corporation

(

ARTX

), down 9.9%,

CUI Global

(

CUI

), down 8.8%,

Tower International

(

TOWR

), down 6.8%, and

UQM Technologies

(

UQM

), down 6.7%.

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Ingersoll-Rand Public Limited Company 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 $13.63 billion and is part of the

industrial goods

sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.8, above the average industrial industry P/E ratio of 18.1 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 52.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are nine analysts that rate Ingersoll-Rand a buy, one analyst rates it a sell, and seven rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Ingersoll-Rand as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, 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 positive front,

Tecumseh Products Company

(

TECUB

), up 12.5%,

A.M. Castle

(

CAS

), up 11.5%,

Tecumseh Products Company

(

TECUA

), up 10.3%, and

JinkoSolar

(

JKS

), up 7.6%, were all gainers within the industrial industry with

Pall Corporation

(

PLL

) being today's featured industrial industry leader.

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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