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) pushed the Industrial Goods sector lower today making it today's featured Industrial Goods laggard. The sector as a whole closed the day down 0.3%. By the end of trading, Terex fell 35 cents (-1.6%) to $21.42 on light volume. Throughout the day, 2.5 million shares of Terex exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.8 million shares. The stock ranged in price between $20.95-$21.74 after having opened the day at $21.70 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $21.77. Other companies within the Industrial Goods sector that declined today were:

Arotech Corporation



), down 9.9%,

CUI Global



), down 8.8%,

Integrated Electrical Services



), down 7.8%, and

Tower International



), down 6.8%.

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Terex Corporation manufactures capital goods machinery products worldwide. Terex has a market cap of $2.35 billion and is part of the


industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.5, above the average industrial industry P/E ratio of 16.6 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 63.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are eight analysts that rate Terex a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and eight rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Terex as a


. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's profit margins have been poor overall.

On the positive front,

Tecumseh Products Company



), up 12.5%,

A.M. Castle



), up 11.5%,

Tecumseh Products Company



), up 10.3%, and




), up 8.7%, were all gainers within the industrial goods sector with

Masco Corporation



) being today's featured industrial goods sector leader.

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



) while those bearish on the industrial goods sector could consider

ProShares Short Dow 30