Navistar International

(

NAV

) pushed the Automotive industry lower today making it today's featured Automotive loser. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.6%. By the end of trading, Navistar International fell 37 cents (-1.3%) to $27.71 on average volume. Throughout the day, 1.6 million shares of Navistar International exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.5 million shares. The stock ranged in price between $26.83-$27.78 after having opened the day at $27.66 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $28.08. Other company's within the Automotive industry that declined today were:

ATC Venture Group

(

ATC

), down 16.9%,

Chicago Rivet & Machine

(

CVR

), down 4.3%,

Commercial Vehicle Group

(

CVGI

), down 4%, and

Supreme Industries

(

STS

), down 3.2%.

Navistar International Corporation, through its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells commercial and military trucks, buses, diesel engines, recreational vehicles (RVs), and chassis, as well as provides service parts for trucks and trailers. Navistar International has a market cap of $1.88 billion and is part of the

consumer goods

sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 1.3, equal to the average automotive industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 25.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are nine analysts that rate Navistar International a buy, one analyst rates it a sell, and five rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Navistar International as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, poor profit margins and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself.

On the positive front,

Enova Systems

(

ENA

), up 18.2%,

Westport Innovations

(

WPRT

), up 12.4%,

Shiloh Industries

(

SHLO

), up 7.7%, and

Dana

(

DAN

), up 6.4%, were all gainers within the automotive industry with

General Motors

(

GM

) being today's featured automotive industry winner.

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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