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Lockheed Martin Corporation



) 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 $2.70 (1.9%) to $148.84 on average volume. Throughout the day, 1,496,934 shares of Lockheed Martin Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,692,900 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $146.18-$149.21 after having opened the day at $146.34 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $146.14. Other companies within the Industrial Goods sector that increased today were:

Bonso Electronics International



), up 12.1%,

Ocean Power Technologies



), up 11.9%,

India Globalization Capital



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), up 8.5% and

3D Systems Corporation



), up 7.0%.

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 $46.8 billion and is part of the aerospace/defense industry. Shares are up 58.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Lockheed Martin Corporation a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 13 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Lockheed Martin Corporation

as a


. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income and notable return on equity. 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,

Continental Materials Corporation



), down 7.3%,

Shiloh Industries



), down 6.7%,

MagneGas Corporation



), down 6.4% and

Intellicheck Mobilisa



), down 5.0%.

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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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