The

automotive

industry closed the day up 1.9%.

Ford Motor

(

F

),

Accuride

(

ACW

), and

China Automotive Systems Inc

(

CAAS

) were all decliners today within the automotive industry with

Tesla Motors Inc

(

TSLA

) being today's featured automotive loser. Tesla Motors Inc fell 27 cents (-1%) to $27.98 on light volume. Throughout the day, 510,479 shares of Tesla Motors Inc exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of one million shares.

Tesla Motors, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, and sells electric vehicles and advanced electric vehicle powertrain components. It offers Tesla Roadster, an electric sports car. Tesla Motors Inc has a market cap of $3 billion and is part of the

consumer goods

sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 5.8, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 6.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Tesla as a

sell

. Among the areas we feel are negative, one of the most important has been the company's poor growth in earnings per share.

On the positive front,

Stoneridge Inc

(

SRI

),

Cycle Country Accessories Corporation

(

ATC

),

Marine Products Corporation

(

MPX

), and

Westport Innovations

(

WPRT

) were all gainers within the automotive industry with

Toyota Motor

(

TM

) being today's featured automotive industry winner.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the automotive industry could consider

Consumer Discretionary Sel Sec SPDR

(

XLY

) while those bearish on the automotive industry could consider

ProShares Ultra Sht Consumer Goods

(

SZK

).

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