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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 0.1%. By the end of trading, Terex fell $1.23 (-4.4%) to $26.67 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 5,304,625 shares of Terex exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2,655,000 shares. The stock ranged in price between $25.93-$28.06 after having opened the day at $28.02 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $27.90. Other companies within the Industrial Goods sector that declined today were:

Exide Technologies



), down 20.6%,

Cleantech Solutions International



), down 12.2%,

Hydrogenics Corporation



), down 6.9% and

China Ming Yang Wind Power Group



), down 5.8%.

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Terex Corporation operates as an equipment manufacturer of specialized machinery products. Terex has a market cap of $3.3 billion and is part of the industrial industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 32.2, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 0.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Terex a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates


as a


. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, solid stock price performance and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's profit margins have been poor overall.

On the positive front,

OSI Systems



), down 13.7%,

UQM Technologies



), down 11.4%,

Energy Recovery



), down 10.1% and

NF Energy Saving



), down 9.7%.

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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