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) pushed the Automotive industry lower today making it today's featured Automotive laggard. The industry as a whole was unchanged today. By the end of trading, Tenneco fell $3.76 (-6.4%) to $55.24 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 2,573,063 shares of Tenneco exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 558,800 shares. The stock ranged in price between $54.92-$59.76 after having opened the day at $59.64 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $59.00. Other companies within the Automotive industry that declined today were:

Navistar International



), down 4.4%,

Wabash National Corporation



), down 3.1%,

Westport Innovations



), down 2.9% and

Remy International



), down 2.5%.

Tenneco Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells clean air and ride performance products and systems for light vehicle, commercial truck, and off-highway and other vehicle applications worldwide. Tenneco has a market cap of $3.7 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are up 4.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Tenneco a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates


as a


. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in net income, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated.

On the positive front,

Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide



), up 6.0%,

Fox Factory



), up 5.0%,




), up 4.5% and

Patrick Industries



), up 3.8% , were all gainers within the automotive industry with




) being today's featured automotive industry leader.

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Consumer Discretionary Sel Sec SPDR



) while those bearish on the automotive industry could consider

ProShares Ultra Sht Consumer Goods




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