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) pushed the Industrial industry higher today making it today's featured industrial winner. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.2%. By the end of trading, Terex rose $1.31 (6.4%) to $21.67 on average volume. Throughout the day, 3.8 million shares of Terex exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.3 million shares. The stock ranged in a price between $20.30-$21.83 after having opened the day at $20.37 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $20.36. Other companies within the Industrial industry that increased today were:

Ultralife Batteries



), up 4.1%,

Dixie Group



), up 4%,

Altair Nanotechnologies


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), up 3.8%, and

ZBB Energy Corporation



), up 3.4%.

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Terex Corporation manufactures capital goods machinery products worldwide. Terex has a market cap of $2.24 billion and is part of the

industrial goods

sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.4, above the average industrial industry P/E ratio of 15.8 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 50.7% 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 negative front,

NF Energy Saving



), down 15.7%,




), down 13.7%,

China Development Group Corporation



), down 11.1%, and

A123 Systems



), down 10.7%, were all laggards within the industrial industry with

SPX Corporation



) being today's industrial industry laggard.

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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