Lockheed Martin Corporation

(

LMT

) pushed the Industrial Goods sector higher today making it today's featured industrial goods winner. The sector as a whole closed the day up 0.4%. By the end of trading, Lockheed Martin Corporation rose $2.10 (2.0%) to $105.77 on average volume. Throughout the day, 1,657,174 shares of Lockheed Martin Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,900,200 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $104.36-$105.91 after having opened the day at $104.50 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $103.67. Other companies within the Industrial Goods sector that increased today were:

Real Goods Solar

(

RSOL

), up 16.6%,

Ballard Power Systems

(

BLDP

), up 16.1%,

JinkoSolar

(

JKS

), up 11.0% and

Fuelcell Energy

(

FCEL

), up 7.7%.

Lockheed Martin Corporation, a security and aerospace company, engages in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration, and sustainment of advanced technology systems and products for defense, civil, and commercial applications in the United States and internationally. Lockheed Martin Corporation has a market cap of $33.3 billion and is part of the aerospace/defense industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.0, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 12.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Lockheed Martin Corporation a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 12 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Lockheed Martin Corporation

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated.

On the negative front,

India Globalization Capital

(

IGC

), down 8.0%,

GreenHunter Resources

(

GRH

), down 7.0%,

China Advanced Construction Materials Group

(

CADC

), down 6.4% and

Cleantech Solutions International

(

CLNT

), down 5.2%.

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

Industrial Select Sector SPDR

(

XLI

) while those bearish on the industrial goods sector could consider

ProShares Short Dow 30

(

DOG

).

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