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) pushed the Industrial industry lower today making it today's featured Industrial laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.7%. By the end of trading, Siemens fell $6.05 (-5.5%) to $104.13 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 1,497,995 shares of Siemens exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 393,400 shares. The stock ranged in price between $102.77-$104.43 after having opened the day at $103.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $110.18. Other companies within the Industrial industry that declined today were:




), down 8.3%,

Tecumseh Products Company



), down 5.3%,

Tower International



), down 5.0% and

Timken Company



), down 4.9%.

Siemens Aktiengesellschaft, an electronics and electrical engineering company, operates in the energy, healthcare, industry, and infrastructure and cities sectors worldwide. Siemens has a market cap of $92.8 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are up 0.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Siemens a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates


as a


. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat weak growth in earnings per share.

On the positive front,

Omega Flex



), up 10.5%,

TriMas Corporation



), up 9.5%,

Heritage-Crystal Clean



), up 6.6% and

Zoltek Companies



), up 6.1% , were all gainers within the industrial industry with

3D Systems Corporation



) being today's featured industrial industry leader.

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) while those bearish on the industrial industry could consider

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