The

industrial

industry closed the day down 1.9%.

Ingersoll-Rand

(

IR

),

Sun Hydraulics Inc

(

SNHY

),

Presstek Inc

(

PRST

), and

Manitowoc Co Inc

(

MTW

) were all decliners today within the industrial industry with

Textron Inc

(

TXT

) being today's featured industrial loser. Textron Inc fell 52 cents (-2.9%) to $17.70 on average volume. Throughout the day, six million shares of Textron Inc exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7.1 million shares.

Textron Inc. operates in the aircraft, defense, industrial, and finance businesses worldwide. It operates in five segments: Cessna, Bell, Textron Systems, Industrial, and Finance. Textron Inc has a market cap of $5 billion and is part of the

industrial goods

sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 44.4, below the average aerospace/defense industry P/E ratio of 45.5 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 22.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Textron as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, revenue growth and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, generally poor debt management and poor profit margins.

On the positive front,

Ener1 Inc

(

HEV

),

THT Heat Transfer Technology Inc

(

THTI

),

Euro Tech Holdings Company

(

CLWT

), and

Broadwind Energy Inc

(

BWEN

) were all gainers within the industrial industry with

Harbin Electric Inc

(

HRBN

) being today's featured industrial industry winner.

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

(

DIA

) while those bearish on the industrial industry could consider

ProShares UltraShort Industrials

(

SIJ

).

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