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Stanley Black & Decker



) pushed the Industrial industry higher today making it today's featured industrial winner. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.1%. By the end of trading, Stanley Black & Decker rose 34 cents (0.6%) to $60.95 on light volume. Throughout the day, 1.2 million shares of Stanley Black & Decker exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.1 million shares. The stock ranged in a price between $60-$61.25 after having opened the day at $60.83 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $60.61. Other companies within the Industrial industry that increased today were:

Wowjoint Holdings



), up 12.9%,

Hallwood Group



), up 8.7%,

A123 Systems



), up 6.9%, and

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Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. provides power and hand tools, mechanical access solutions, and electronic security and monitoring systems primarily in the United States, Europe, Latin America, and Canada. Stanley Black & Decker has a market cap of $10.54 billion and is part of the

industrial goods

sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 16, below the average industrial industry P/E ratio of 16.4 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 10.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are nine analysts that rate Stanley Black & Decker a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and four rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Stanley Black & Decker as a


. 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, expanding profit margins, reasonable valuation levels and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself.

On the negative front,




), down 11.7%,




), down 11.4%,

Valence Technology



), down 9.6%, and

China Development Group Corporation



), down 9.1%, were all losers within the industrial industry with

Precision Castparts



) being today's industrial industry loser.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the industrial industry could consider

SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average



) while those bearish on the industrial industry could consider

ProShares UltraShort Industrials