The

industrial goods

sector closed the day up 1.1%.

China Recycling Energy Corporation

(

CREG

),

Arotech Corporation

(

ARTX

),

Cleantech Solutions International Inc

(

CLNT

), and

Columbus McKinnon Corporation

(

CMCO

) were all winners today within the industrial goods sector with

Raytheon Company

(

RTN

) being today's featured industrial goods winner. Raytheon Company rose 97 cents (2.4%) to $41.26 on average volume. Throughout the day, three million shares of Raytheon Company exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.7 million shares.

Raytheon Company designs, develops, manufactures, integrates, and supports technological products, services, and solutions for governmental and commercial customers in the United States and internationally. Raytheon Company has a market cap of $14.3 billion and is part of the

aerospace/defense

industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 7.6, above the average aerospace/defense industry P/E ratio of 7.4 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 13.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Raytheon as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, attractive valuation levels, impressive record of earnings per share growth and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins.

On the negative front,

Ener1 Inc

(

HEV

),

Broadwind Energy Inc

(

BWEN

),

Energy Focus Inc

(

EFOI

), and

SmartHeat Inc

(

HEAT

) were all losers within the industrial goods sector with

ADA-ES Inc

(

ADES

) being today's industrial goods sector Loser Spotlight stock.

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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