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Pall Corporation



) pushed the Industrial Goods sector higher today making it today's featured industrial goods winner. The sector as a whole closed the day down 0.1%. By the end of trading, Pall Corporation rose 72 cents (1.3%) to $55.50 on light volume. Throughout the day, 391,301 shares of Pall Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 963,200 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $54.69-$55.65 after having opened the day at $54.89 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $54.78. Other companies within the Industrial Goods sector that increased today were:




), up 6.4%,

Perma-Fix Environmental Services



), up 6.3%,

Astronics Corporation


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), up 5.6%, and

China Advanced Construction Materials Group



), up 4.8%.

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Pall Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and markets filtration, purification, and separation products and integrated systems solutions worldwide. Pall Corporation has a market cap of $6.39 billion and is part of the


industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.6, equal to the average industrial industry P/E ratio and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 4.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are three analysts that rate Pall Corporation a buy, two analysts rate it a sell, and four rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Pall Corporation as a


. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, expanding profit margins and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company is trading at a premium valuation based on our review of its current price compared to such things as earnings and book value.

On the negative front,

Dycom Industries



), down 19.1%,

NF Energy Saving



), down 15.7%,




), down 13.7%, and

China Development Group Corporation



), down 11.1%, were all laggards within the industrial goods sector with

Quanta Services



) being today's industrial goods sector laggard.

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



) while those bearish on the industrial goods sector could consider

ProShares Short Dow 30




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