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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 down 0.5%. By the end of trading, Tenaris fell $1.75 (-4.0%) to $42.02 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 2,700,775 shares of Tenaris exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,217,200 shares. The stock ranged in price between $41.79-$43.46 after having opened the day at $43.42 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $43.77. Other companies within the Industrial industry that declined today were:

MRC Global



), down 15.4%,




), down 7.3%,

IntriCon Corporation



), down 6.4% and

Valmont Industries



), down 6.1%.

Tenaris S.A., through its subsidiaries, engages in the steel pipe manufacturing and distribution activities. Tenaris has a market cap of $25.7 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are up 0.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Tenaris a buy, 1 analyst rates 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 largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.

On the positive front,

Intellicheck Mobilisa



), up 20.8%,

Heritage-Crystal Clean



), up 8.6%,

Dixie Group



), up 6.5% and

Ballard Power Systems



), up 5.7%.

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




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