Editor's Note: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model





) pushed the Industrial Goods sector lower today making it today's featured Industrial Goods laggard. The sector as a whole closed the day up 0.3%. By the end of trading, Terex fell 30 cents (-1.2%) to $25.48 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 3.8 million shares of Terex exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.4 million shares. The stock ranged in price between $25.28-$26.05 after having opened the day at $25.28 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $25.78. Other companies within the Industrial Goods sector that declined today were:

MagneGas Corporation



), down 4.7%,

Altair Nanotechnologies



), down 4.6%,

Sturm Ruger & Company



), down 4.5%, and

Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation



), down 4.3%.

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Terex Corporation manufactures capital goods machinery products worldwide. Terex has a market cap of $2.91 billion and is part of the industrial industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 22.7, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 94.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are six 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 revenue growth, solid stock price performance and attractive valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, generally higher debt management risk and poor profit margins.

On the positive front,

Compx International


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), up 8.5%,

Luxfer Holdings PLC ADR



), up 7.6%,

Fuelcell Energy



), up 7.5%, and

Real Goods Solar



), up 7.1%, were all gainers within the industrial goods sector with




) 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




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